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.

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  1. Walter Freeman says:

    Bless her heart, and rest in peace, Doris.

  2. Sandy says:

    What a one-of-a kind star! We will miss you Doris – RIP!

  3. Murica! says:

    So sad. RIP!!

  4. EM says:

    So talented, so funny, she contributed so much. Will be missed. Love when someone makes you laugh that much.

  5. steven says:

    How sad. And so close to the anniversary of one of the twin boys committing suicide. Keep him company Doris, and Peter Boyle too.

  6. kmw says:

    Rest in peace. I loved her on Raymond and Remington Steele. So sorry to hear this

  7. Z says:

    I thought was already deceased, but instead it was her tv husband. Rest in peace.

  8. rebecca says:

    She always reminded me of my Yiayia. Rest in Peace sweet Doris.

  9. Wendy says:

    Wow. She really made her mark on “Everybody Loves Raymond” but she was also entertaining on “Remington Steele”. And she even did a dramatic turn on “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” years back and acquitted herself well there. In short, Ms. Roberts had quite the career. Living to 90, can’t ask for more. She’ll be missed on TV!

  10. Angela says:

    Oh, no! Sad to hear that news. May she rest in peace.

  11. Lola says:

    Oh no! What terrible news. Rip Doris. May you spread your joy and laughter in the great beyond.

  12. evelyn says:

    She gave us lots of laughs & will be missed. RIP

  13. Scott says:

    Such an amazing talent and classy woman. Always a fan and she will be greatly missed. Appreciate all her comic gifts

  14. GuessWhat says:

    Bumming out — she was great — going all the way back to ‘Angie’ and ‘Soap’ — but just amazing in ‘Raymond.’ RIP. 90 is a good run. Still bumming though!

  15. Joey Padron says:

    Sad to hear about her passing. a great actress. She’ll be missed RIP.

  16. Scott says:

    Such an amazing talent and an incredibly classy woman. Always a fan and Doris will be greatly missed. Appreciate all her comic gifts she gave

  17. Diane Raetz says:

    Damn. She brought a lot of laughs to my home. Rest in Peace Doris

  18. T H says:

    She elevated my enjoyment of everything I ever saw her in – Rest In Peace, Doris, and thank you.

  19. Scout says:

    Ohhhh, darn. RIP, amazing lady.

  20. JSS says:

    She was brilliant on Everybody Loves Raymond. RIP Doris Roberts.

  21. N says:

    R I P We still watch that show at night ELR

  22. Eli Edwards says:

    There’s a huge debate about her age. According to her 2001 Emmy speech, she turned 71 that day. That would make her only 85….

  23. dragons3 says:

    A life well-lived. Rest in peace, Ms. Roberts. Thanks for the many hours of entertainment.

  24. LADY_in_MD says:

    So sad such a funny lady and wonderful actress!

  25. kmayne says:

    She was fantastic actress

  26. Andrew Hass says:

    My condolences to her family and i hope Doris Roberts is resting in peace now.

  27. Kathryn says:

    Oh she was good wasn’t she? The show was so good. With everyone. What a jack pot of funny actors. I hope to hear heaven bust a gut with laughter. Thank you Doris.

  28. Tina says:

    Loved her on Remington Steele as Mrs. Krebs from back in the day! RIP!

  29. De says:

    Awww, what a sweetly glorious lady she was to watch! First loved her in Remington Steele, then adored her when she became a part of the family and a nightly staple in reruns of Everybody Loves Raymond. I miss her, already.

  30. Gregory says:

    She’s an angel for sure. Now I’m thinking of the ending of the two Hallmark movies she starred in as “Mrs Miracle” where she’s walking away and just disappears. Now she’s in Heaven with the many other greats whom we’ve lost through the past years and she’ll rejoin her tv husband “Frank Barone”. Thank you, Doris-for your many wonderful performances-you made us smile and laugh, we miss you already b

  31. Juan says:

    Very sad about this. Such an incredibly funny woman.

  32. jake says:

    really eerie . i had never seen this show before and i just happen to see it for the first time the day she died. really sad news rip

  33. supertech14 says:

    Those clips were so funny! Thanks for sharing. She will definitely be missed!

  34. pablo says:

    I love her as Mildred in Remington Steele. I love the three of them Remington, Laura and Mildred….

  35. Dragonfly says:

    Loved her as Mildred, P. Brosnan and S.Zimbalist also rweeted theirs goodbyes to sweet Doris. She was really talented, will be missed

  36. A says:

    I love Doris Roberts. RIP!

  37. Walkie says:

    We should all be so luck to have as productive a life and to live as long as Doris.

  38. Oliia says:

    She brought me a lot of smiles over the years! She is a fantastic talent ww

  39. Marci says:

    Marie Barone was a hilariously horrible mother, and an even worse mother-in-law, which only illustrates what a wonderful actress Doris Roberts was. I almost fell off my couch laughing when she played Brick’s teacher on The Middle and berated Frankie for being a “smother,” a wonderful shout-out to her Marie Barone character. I hope she has met up with Peter Boyle, and they’re having a good laugh together. R.I.P., Doris, and thank you for creating one of the funniest and most memorable characters in television history.