Doris Roberts died on April 17 in Los Angeles, Gossip Cop confirms. The “Everybody Loves Raymond” star was 90.
Roberts tended to play no-nonsense and blunt women, including her most memorable part of Marie Barone, the mother of the titular character in “Everybody Loves Raymond.” Roberts’ career began in the early 1950s and continued right up until her death. She recently completed shooting a film called "The Red Maple Leaf," alongside Margot Kidder, James Caan and Eric Roberts. She was also set to begin production on a movie titled "Old Soldiers."
During her long and respected career, Roberts won five Emmy Awards, four of them for her role on “Everybody Loves Raymond.” She also won a SAG Awards. Among the husky-voiced actress’s other notable credits are Mildred Krebs on the hit TV series “Remington Steele” and her starring roles in "National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation," "The Heartbreak Kid" and "Grandma’s Boy." Younger audiences may also know her for her Glade commercials.
Roberts is survived by son Michael Cannata Jr. from her first marriage. Her second husband, William Goyen, died in 1983. Roberts also leaves behind several grandchildren. Gossip Cop expresses its deepest sympathies to Roberts’ family and friends. She will be tremendously missed.