Wow! I never knew that sweet, wholesome Laura Petrie/Mary Richards had such gorgeous legs!
Yes, indeed. Moore was at one time a popular model and had been seen on several LP covers. Her legs were highlighted when she played the secretary of TV detective Richard Diamond. Mr. D's infamous helper would occasionally be contacted by him via telephone, and her face was always obscured, the camera focused on those incredible stems. Said stems, through their coverage on that earlier show, helped to land Moore the role of Mrs. Petrie when the casting director recalled her earlier coverage. I understand she pretty much got the job before anyone involved with The Dick Van Dyke Show even saw her face! Ironically, she was the TV wife that made slacks fashionable!