Mary Tyler Moore
Funniest Role: Mary Richards on The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Memorable Quote: "I'm an experienced woman; I've been around...well, alright, I might not've been around, but I've been nearby."
Young female professionals have the charming Mary Tyler Moore to thank. Her newsroom sitcom, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, was groundbreaking in the '70s. After playing the dutiful, yet funny, wife on The Dick Van Dyke Show, Moore showed in her own sitcom that a woman didn't need to be married, with children and in the house when she was 30.