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Doris Roberts, the veteran actress who is probably best known for her role as Raymond’s mom, on television’s, Everybody Loves Raymond, has passed away. TMZ reported her age as 80 but the actress was a decade older, having been born in 1925. She died in Los Angeles over the weekend, although reports of her death are just now surfacing on April 18, 2016, she actually passed on April 17.
The diminutive Roberts was an Emmy Award winning actress, having won the award for her guest role as a homeless woman, on the television drama, St. Elsewhere. She had been nominated for her appearances on other shows throughout her career.
Cast as Marie Barone, she played the role of actor Ray Romano’s mother on Everybody Loves Raymond. The series ran from 1996 through 2005 and provided over 200 episodes. Her other credits included Studio One, where she got her start in 1952, The Naked City and Ben Casey in the 1950s and early 1960s.
Her talents were not confined to the small screen, Roberts also appeared in numerous performances on Broadway. She got her start on the live stage in the 1950s. Her versatility extended to cooking and consequently, to writing. She authored the book, Are You Hungry, Dear? Life, Laughs, and Lasagna.
By Bob Reinhard
Edited by Jeanette Smith
TMZ: Doris Roberts, beloved mom from “Everybody Loves Raymond” dies at 80
New York Daily News: Doris Roberts, star of ‘Everybody Loves Raymond,’ dies at 90
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