Actress Doris Roberts of ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ dead at 90

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Actress Doris Roberts, who is best remembered for her role as mother Marie Barone on the popular 90s sitcom “Everybody Loves Raymond”, has died in California. She was 90 years old.

Roberts passed away in Los Angeles on Sunday but there was no immediate word about her cause of death, and the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office did not immediately respond to a request for information.

“Truly the end of an era. My wonderful TV mother-in-law and [Everybody Loves Raymond] nemesis Doris Roberts was a consummate professional from whom I learned so much,” actress Patricia Heaton, who portrayed Debra Barone on the show, said in a statement. “She was funny and tough and loved life, living it to the fullest.”

Heaton added: “Nothing gave her greater joy than her three wonderful grandchildren, of whom she was so proud. It truly was a privilege, Doris. I love you and miss you.”

Born in St. Louis, Missouri in November 1925, Roberts began her acting career in 1952 with a role on the TV series “Studio One”. She also appeared in episodes of “The naked City”, “Way Out”, “Ben Casey”, and “The Defenders” before years later becoming famous for her role as Marie Barone on “Everybody Loves Raymond”.

During her acting career, she was nominated for 11 Emmy Awards and won 5 times, including the award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. She received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2003 and was inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2014.

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