'Everybody Loves Raymond' star Doris Roberts passes away at 90

'Everybody Loves Raymond' star Doris Roberts passes away at 90

'Everybody Loves Raymond' star Doris Roberts passes away at 90

Doris Roberts, who was best known for playing Marie Barone in the U.S. sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, has passed away at the age of 90.

Roberts played Romano's doting mother, Marie Barone, on Raymond for nine seasons until the hit sitcom ended in 2005.

The cause of death was not immediately known. My wonder TV mother-in-law and ELR nemesis Doris Roberts was a consummate professional from whom I learned so much.

In addition to son Michael, Roberts is survived by her daughter-in-law, Jane, and three grandchildren: Kelsey, Andrew and Devon Cannata. Marie's not so subtle interference in her son's lives, her undermining of Ray's wife Debra and her love/hate relationship with Frank were all wrapped in a blanket of nurturing, motherly love and brilliantly played by Roberts.

Her second husband, writer William Goyen, passed away after a battle with leukemia in 1983, 20 years after they tied the knot. "She was a gifted and talented actress who was beloved by audiences that saw her on every screen and stage.we were so privileged to have her call CBS home for so many years. Truly, Everybody Loved Doris".

Roberts won her first Emmy (left) for St Elsewhere. "I will miss her greatly and will always remember her incredible kindness, humor, talent and heart".

Raymond show creator Phil Rosenthal told L.A. Times that her health was "waning in the last few months" but that she was still determined to stay as active as possible. "A wonderful, funny, indelible actress and friend".

Roberts, who was born in St. Louis and grew up in NY, was a veteran of Broadway before starring in various films and TV series during an illustrious acting career that began in the 1950s.

Born in St Louis, Missouri, to Ann Meltzer and Larry Green, Roberts was raised in NY, which resulted in her iconic accent. She appeared in episodes of "The Naked City", "Ben Casey", and "The Defenders".

An enthusiastic cook, she co-wrote Are You Hungry, Dear? "Life, Laughs, and Lasagna", a memoir with recipes, in 2005.

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