Doris Roberts, American actress, Died at 90

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Doris Roberts was born Doris May Green was born on November 4, 1925, in St. Louis, Missouri and died on April 17, 2016, in Los Angeles, California.

She was an American actress.

Roberts received five Emmy Awards and a Screen Actors Guild award during her acting career, which started in 1951.

Doris Roberts was possibly best known for her role as Raymond Barone’s mother, Marie Barone, on the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond (1996–2005).

Her acting career started in 1952 with a role on the TV series Studio One.

Doris appeared in episodes of The Naked City (1958–63), Way Out (1961), Ben Casey (1963), and The Defenders (1962–63).

During 1961, Doris made her film debut in Something Wild.

Doris Roberts appeared in such 1960s and 1970s films as A Lovely Way to Die, No Way to Treat a Lady, The Honeymoon Killers, Such Good Friends, Little Murders, and The Taking of Pelham One Two Three: and in 1978, she appeared in a film about John F. Kennedy’s assassination, Ruby, and Oswald, in which she played Jack Ruby’s sister, and briefly in The Rose, as the mother of the title character (played by Bette Midler).

Her stage career started in the 1950s on Broadway.

Doris appeared in numerous Broadway shows including The Desk Set (with Shirley Booth), Neil Simon’s The Last of the Red Hot Lovers (with James Coco and Linda Lavin) and Terrence McNally’s Bad Habits.

Doris Roberts was married to Michael Cannata; they divorced in 1962.

They had a son, who was Michael Cannata, Jr. (born in 1957) who is her only child.

Doris had three grandchildren: Kelsey, Andrew, and Devon.

She had a second husband was writer William Goyen.

The couple was married from 1963 until his death from leukemia.

Doris Roberts passed away at 90 yrs old.

 

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