Actress Doris Roberts has died at the age of 90. An accomplished performer with a C.V. longer than your arm, Roberts assumed her best-known TV role as Marie Barone, on CBS‘s Everybody Loves Raymond TV series, from 1996 to 2005.
Born Doris May Green, November 4, 1925, in St. Louis, Missouri, the actress took her step-father’s surname. Her earliest TV series roles, in the 1950s, were in properties such as Starlight Theatre, Studio One in Hollywood, Suspense, Look Up and Live, ‘Way Out, Ben Casey, Naked City, The Defenders, and The Doctors and the Nurses.
An accomplished character actress, Roberts guest-starred on series including Mary Tyler Moore; Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman; All in the Family; Soap; Angie; Maggie; Alice; Remington Steele; The Boys; and Dream On.
Roberts’ last credited TV series role was as Mrs. Steenburg, in The Birthday Boys, in 2014. Her IMDb profile lists four projects in various stages of production, including: Adam Astra Casting (TV movie); The Escort (short); Old Soldiers; and The Red Maple Leaf.
Roberts’ friends and co-workers have not been shy about remembering her on social media.
— Phil Rosenthal (@PhilRosenthal) April 18, 2016
To my beloved Marie – RIP. pic.twitter.com/TtZCySQnLK
— Patricia Heaton (@PatriciaHeaton) April 18, 2016
❤️keep them safe for me up there pic.twitter.com/TkM9K7Xa1P
— Madylin Sweeten (@REALAllyBarone) April 19, 2016
#RIP to one of my ultimate favorites, Doris Roberts. We spoke at length about ageism in Hollywod & I'm proud to say I think she overcame it.
— Jackée Harry (@JackeeHarry) April 18, 2016
— Hallmark Channel (@hallmarkchannel) April 18, 2016
So sad to read about the passing of Doris Roberts. She will always Marie Barone to me. RIP.
— Marlee Matlin (@MarleeMatlin) April 18, 2016
Rest in peace, Doris. You were a good kisser and a great actress. https://t.co/0djotNws2F
— Brant Daugherty (@brantdaugherty) April 18, 2016
— Stephen O'Neil (@PrinceOfHumbug) April 18, 2016
Sorry dear friend Doris Roberts has passed, always wanted our best. Those classes & dinners we shared remain always. pic.twitter.com/GNIeicZBsq
— Thaao Penghlis (@ThaaoPenghlis) April 18, 2016
— Dave Coulier (@DaveCoulier) April 19, 2016
We invite you to remember Doris Roberts and her works, below.