Monday, April 18, 2016

RIP Doris Roberts

Doris Roberts, Emmy-Winning 'Everybody Loves Raymond' Actress, Dies at 90

April 17, 2016

Veteran actress Doris Roberts has died at age 90, The Wrap and other entertainment sites were reporting Monday.

Perhaps best known for her role as Marie Barone on “Everybody Loves Raymond,” Roberts earned five Emmy Awards.

A representative for the actress confirmed Roberts’ death to Hollywood entertainment news website The Wrap.

She died at home in Los Angeles on Sunday, according to TMZ, which first reported the news.

Roberts was a Broadway actress before coming to Hollywood, where she appeared in numerous films and television shows.

From 1996 to 2005, she was the meddling mother in “Everybody Loves Raymond” on CBS.

The show’s creator tweeted Monday: “We loved our mom, the great #DorisRoberts. A wonderful, funny, indelible actress and friend.”

Actress Patricia Heaton, with whom Roberts’ character faced off on the show, said the death marked the “end of an era.”

“Doris Roberts was a consummate professional from whom I learned so much,” Heaton wrote on Twitter. “She was funny and tough and loved life, living it to the the fullest.”

She last appeared on the KTLA 5 Morning News on Oct. 8, 2015,

Asked in 2014 about how families are portrayed on television, Roberts told Parade the current slate of shows were “terrible.”

“I don’t see anything on television that looks like love, or behaves like real love. It’s all so rapid and loud. Nobody’s taking the time to really look and absorb and have a reaction,” Roberts said. “We’re living in a very strange age.”

Roberts was born in 1925 in St. Louis, Missouri, according to her Internet Movie Database profile.

She leaves behind her son, Michael Cannata Jr., whom she had with her first husband.

Her second husband, acclaimed novelist William Goyen, died in 1983.

ROBERTS, Doris (Doris May Green)
Born: 11/4/1925, St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A.
Died: 4/17/2016, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

Doris Roberts’ western – actress:
Walker, Texas Ranger (TV) – 1995 (Elaine Portugal)

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