Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Doris Roberts

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Very sad news last night...

TV, film and Broadway actress Doris Roberts, best known as Ray Romano’s (Raymond Barone) mother Marie on the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, has died. 

She was 90. 

A St. Louis native, Roberts began her acting career in the early 1950s on TV’s Studio One, going on to appear in such series as The Naked City, Way Out, Ben Casey and The Defenders. She later segued to film in the 1960s and ’70s in titles such as A Lovely Way to Die, No Way to Treat a Lady, The Honeymoon Killers, Such Good Friends, Little Murders and The Taking of Pelham One Two Three.

However it was for her role as Marie Barone on Everybody Loves Raymond, which aired on CBS from 1996-2005, that she is best remembered. The role earned her seven Emmy nominations and four wins for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. She was also nominated for the SAG Award three times and received the award for Best Ensemble.

She was a VERY funny lady who enjoyed a long and wonderful life and career.

She will definitely be missed.

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