It is with great sadness that we report that Doris Roberts, the iconic mom from Everybody Loves Raymond has died at the age of 90.
Roberts played Marie Barone, who was a constant thorn in the side of her daughter-in-law, played by Patricia Heaton.
The role earned her four Emmy awards, a Screen Actors Guild award and three Emmy nominations.
“Truly the end of an era,” Heaton wrote in a statement she posted on Twitter. “My wonderful TV mother-in-law and (“Everybody Loves Raymond”) nemesis Doris Roberts was a consummate professional from whom I learned so much. She was funny and tough and loved life, living it to the fullest.
Madylin Sweeten, who played Romano’s daughter on the show, posted a picture of herself standing with Roberts with the late Peter Boyle, who played Marie Barone’s cranky husband, Frank.
“Keep them safe for me up there,” Sweeten wrote.
“Raymond” creator Phil Rosenthal called her “a wonderful, funny, indelible actress and friend.”
A veteran character actress, Roberts appeared in scores of TV shows and movies during her more than six decades in show business.
She had a recurring role on the 1980s TV series “Remington Steele” playing Mildred Krebs, the secretary to Pierce Brosnan’s title character.
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