If ever someone embodies the spirit of the Mary Tyler Moore character, it is Heidi Steiner. Like Mary, Heidi is intelligent, funny, tough, spunky and many more good things rolled into one small package.
On a trip to Minneapolis with Resistance Pro, Heidi posed for a picture next to a statue of Mary doing her iconic pose. I love this picture. It is a perfect juxtaposition of two similar souls.
Nobody disliked Mary. You just couldn't dislike her. Even Betty White's character begrudgingly liked Mary. Similarly, everyone loves Heidi.
The one major difference between Heidi and Mary is that Mary had no children. On the other hand, Heidi has been raised her son Scottie into a great young man. Score one more for Heidi!
Heidi can often be seen at Resistance Pro wrestling events. I am just a little surprised that she never has gotten in the ring. I think she could make a dynamite wrestler. I believe Heidi can do whatever she wants and she is doing it without being under Lou Grant's thumb!
Heidi Steiner and Mary Tyler Moore in Minneapolis, MN-October 2014.