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posted Apr 22, 2016, 7:22 AM by PHS Warrior Beat   [ updated Apr 29, 2016, 7:02 AM ]
By: DeShonda Dennis

     Doris Roberts played the mother on the hilarious sitcom, “Everybody Loves Raymond.” Doris died on Tuesday April 19th 2016. On the sitcom Doris’ role was Marie Barone. She played the protective role of a mother to Ray Romano’s character, Raymond and the problem creator to her daughter-in-law whose character was played by Patricia Heaton.

     Her role on the show earned her four Emmy awards, a Screen Actors Guild, and three Emmy nominations. Patria Heaton tweeted, “Truly an end to 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. She was funny and tough and loved life, living life to the fullest.”

     Doris appeared in a handful of TV shows and movies during her six decades and more in the show business. She played the role of Mildred Krebs who was the secretary to Pierce Brosnan’s character on the TV series “Remington Steele.” Doris also won an Emmy award in 1983 for appearing on the drama “St. Elsewhere.” Madylin Sweeten, Romano’s daughter on the sitcom “Everybody Loves Raymond”, posted a picture with Doris, the late Peter Boyle who played Doris’ husband on the sitcom, and herself. Madylin’s caption was “Keep them safe up there for me.”

     In 2012, Tyler Perry directed Doris Roberts in his movie “Madea’s Witness Protection.” On Facebook he posted a picture before a scene for the movie with himself and Doris. “God thank you for 90 years on this planet. You left us laughing!!! You left us better!! Travel well my beautiful friend.”

     After Doris began acting in the early 1950s, she received roles to play in episodes of “Naked City,” “Ben Casey,” and “The Defenders.” Doris also played in over 36 movies after her film debut “Something Wild” in 1961. Between the 1970s and 1990s, Doris guest-starred popular TV shows that included “Murder, She Wrote,” and “Fantasy Island.”

     Doris Roberts leaves behind a legacy of a great and wonderful acting career. She will be truly missed by everyone including all her fans.

Edited By: M.C. 04/22/2016