If you’re someone who never forgets a face, then you will probably remember Hazel Frederick. She’s the woman whose quizzical look was accidentally preserved for television audiences as Mary Tyler Moore
tossed her beret into the air during the opening credits of The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Hazel’s identity remained a mystery to nearly everyone until 1996 when Moore was visiting the Minneapolis area for a book signing and was “reunited” with Hazel. Moore invited Hazel to join her on stage and introduced her to 5,000 people as her “co-star.”
Hazel Frederick never earned a dime from her famous cameo in the credits, however, her family says the notoriety she earned was worth a million bucks.