Milestones: Jan. 12, 1981

SEEKING DIVORCE. Mary Tyler Moore, 43, superb TV comedienne who shone when she branched out to Broadway (Whose Life Is It Anyway?) and Hollywood (Ordinary People); and Grant Tinker, 54, TV producer and co-founder with Moore of MTM Enterprises; after 18 years of marriage, no children; in Los Angeles.

DIED. Tim Hardin, 40, jazz-influenced folk singer and songwriter (If I Were a Carpenter, Find a Reason to Believe) whose bittersweet ballads were popularized—with far greater commercial success than Hardin achieved—by such performers as Bobby Darin and Rick Nelson; of unknown causes; in Hollywood....

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