Hat-toss­ing statue back in Min­neapo­lis

The Observer (Sarnia) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

MIN­NEAPO­LIS — A statue of Mary Tyler Moore toss­ing her hat in the air is back at its fa­mil­iar spot in down­town Min­neapo­lis.

A bronze statue of the Em­my­win­ning star of The Mary Tyler Moore Show was re­turned Satur­day to its orig­i­nal lo­ca­tion at Ni­col­let Mall. The life-sized statue, along with other pub­lic art, had been re­moved dur­ing a $50-mil­lion mall re­con­struc­tion project.

Af­ter be­ing tem­po­rar­ily in stor­age, the statue was set up in the city’s vis­i­tor in­for­ma­tion cen­tre nearby. A hat was avail­able for vis­i­tors to toss along­side the statue, which de­picts Moore in the open­ing cred­its of her pop­u­lar 1970s TV sit­com set in Min­neapo­lis.

Moore died in Jan­uary at age 80. Gwen­dolyn Gillen, a Wis­con­sin artist who cre­ated the Moore statue, died two days later at age 76.

The Associated Press

MIKE EKERN/GETTY

A fa­mous statue hon­our­ing Mary Tyler Moore in Min­neapo­lis, Minn., is back at its fa­mil­iar spot in the city af­ter be­ing moved for con­struc­tion.

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