Everybody Loves Raymond Star Doris Roberts Dies at 90

The five-time-Emmy-winning actress had over ten Broadway credits to her name.

Iconic stage and screen actress Doris Roberts has died at 90.
Iconic stage and screen actress Doris Roberts has died at 90.
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Doris Roberts, best known for her role as Marie Barone on the long-running sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, died on Sunday, April 17 in Los Angeles. She was 90 years old.

Over the course of her career, Roberts received five Emmy Awards out of 11 total nominations — one for her performance on St. Elsewhere in 1983, and four for her role on Everybody Loves Raymond. She and the cast of the popular sitcom also received a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series in 2002.

Roberts began her stage career in the 1950s, making her Broadway debut in 1955 in The Time of Your Life, followed by roles in The Desk Set (starring Shirley Booth), Marathon '33, Malcolm, The Office, Under the Weather, The Natural Look, Last of the Red Hot Lovers (with James Coco and Linda Lavin), The Secret Affairs of Mildred Wild, Bad Habits, and Cheaters. In 1974, she received an Outer Critics Circle Award for her role in Ravenswood (one of the two one-act plays composing Terrence McNally's Bad Habits).

In addition to her performing career, Roberts worked with the group Puppies Behind Bars as an animal rights advocate and served as chairwoman for the Children with AIDS Foundation.

She is survived by her son, Michael Cannata, Jr., and her three grandchildren, Kelsey, Andrew, and Devon.