Beloved U.S. actress Mary Tyler Moore has opened up about her best-kept secret - she fought alcoholism for years.
In an exclusive TV interview, the Ordinary People star confessed she hid a drinking problem for years - and not even her closest friends and family knew she was drunk.
She says, "An alcoholic woman, in most people's eyes, was one who had just really gotten sloppy, gotten dirty."
Moore hopes her big reveal helped other alcoholics seek help: "Being able to come out and talk honestly about that (alcoholism) gave a lot of people the opportunity to look at themselves carefully and say, 'Hey, yes I look good, my clothes are nice and I'm warm and delightful, but I'm also an alcoholic.'"
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