Doris Roberts Dead

Doris Roberts, Everybody Loves Raymond Star, Dead at 90

Doris Roberts, best known for her Emmy-winning role as Marie Barone on Everybody Loves Raymond, died on Sunday, April 17, TMZ reports. She was 90.

A cause of death has not been released.

Roberts garnered 11 Emmy Award nominations over her long career, including seven nods and four wins for her work on Raymond. She won her first Emmy in 1983 for a guest appearance on St. Elsewhere, and also earned nominations for her work as receptionist Mildred Krebs on Remington Steele, as well as her work on Perfect Strangers and American Playhouse.

The actress’ career began in the 1950s and ’60s, and included memorable turns on Soap, Angie, Barney Miller and Dream On.

After Raymond‘s nine-season run ended in 2005, Roberts made appearances on Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Grey’s Anatomy, The Middle, Desperate Housewives, Melissa & Joey, and several made-for-TV movies.

Everybody Loves Raymond co-creator/star Ray Romano, costars Patricia Heaton and Brad Garrett, and executive producer Phil Rosenthal paid tribute to the actress on Monday.

“Doris Roberts had an energy and a spirit that amazed me,” Romano said in a statement. “She never stopped. Whether working professionally or with her many charities, or just nurturing and mentoring a green young comic trying to make it as an actor, she did everything with such a grand love for life and people and I will miss her dearly.”

Check out a couple of Roberts’ hilarious Raymond moments below, then share your own memories of the Emmy winner in the comments.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmfGyQ5cV2M
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBM87zLTZ-c