Doris Roberts, of ‘Everybody Loves Raymond,’ dead at 90
Doris Roberts, who played the nosy and overbearing mother to Ray Romano’s character on the sitcom “Everybody Loves Raymond,” has died, the show’s former spokeswoman said Monday. She was 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.
The creator of the show remembered her in a tweet Monday, calling 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 also had a recurring role on the 1980s TV series “Remington Steele” playing Mildred Krebs, the secretary to Pierce Brosnan’s title character.
Roberts also won an Emmy for an appearance on the drama “St. Elsewhere” in 1983.
She leaves behind her son, Michael Cannata Jr. who she had with her first husband.
Her second husband, acclaimed novelist William Goyen, died in 1983.