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Ted Baxter's innocently sweet wife, Georgette, was played by Georgia Engel. Georgia was only 23 when she was cast in the part and she says her agent originally advised her to turn it down. "Because I had to fly from the East Coast to the West Coast," she says. "But I even knew as a young person that sometimes you pay for the opportunity to work with the best."
On the soundstage where The Mary Tyler Moore Show was taped hangs a plaque that Georgia thinks says it all. "'On this set, a group of loving friends put together The Mary Tyler Moore Show,' Georgia says. "It's so simple and so perfect."