Doris Roberts died on April 17, 2016 in Los Angeles at the age of 90. Roberts was probably most commonly known as the mother in the sitcom “Everybody Loves Raymond.”
According to an article written by Fox News, Roberts died overnight in her sleep.
Ray Romano, a co-star in “Everybody Loves Raymond,” released a statement late Monday saying,
“Doris Roberts had an energy and a spirit that amazed me. She never stopped. Whether working professionally or with her many charities, or just nurturing and mentoring a young, green comic trying to make it as an actor, she did it all with such a grand love for life and people and I will miss her dearly.”
Patricia Heaton, Raymond’s wife on “Everybody Loves Raymond,” wrote, “Truly the end of an era. My wonderful TV mother-in-law and ELR nemesis Doris Roberts was a consummate professional from whom I learned so much. She was funny and tough and loved life, living it to the fullest.”
Roberts received four Emmy Awards for her character in the popular sitcom and also received seven nominations for best supporting actress. However, her first Emmy Award was won in 1983 for her role in “St. Elsewhere.”
She also played a role in the 1980s TV series “Remington Steele,” while also acting in a variety of movies. Some of her movies she appeared in were “The Rose,” “The Taking of Pelham One Two Three” and “Madea’s Witness Protection.”
Roberts acting career began on Broadway in the 1950s. She played parts in Neil Simon’s “The Last of the Red Hot Lovers” and Terrence McNally’s “Bad Habits.”
We will all remember Roberts for her hilarious character in her wide variety of movies and TV shows.