Everybody Loves Raymond's Doris Roberts Passes Away at 90

Doris Roberts has passed away at the age of 90.

Robert became popular with modern audiences as Marie Barone, the mother of Ray Romano's Ray Barone, in Everybody Loves Raymond. She won four of her five Emmy statues for that role. Her first came in 1983 for St. Elsewhere.

Raymond wasn't the actress' only mother role though. Roberts also graced Garry Marshall's Angie in 1979 and Remington Steele in 1983 in similar roles.

In addition to her famed role in Everybody Loves Raymond, Doris also appeared in The Middle, Melissa & Joey, and Barney Miller, as well as feature films including Grandma's Boy and National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.

She is survived by her son, Michael Cannata Jr.

This article originally appears on TV Guide.com.

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Apr 19, 2016
sad a great actress passed away

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Apr 19, 2016
What an amazing actress - she will always be the hilariously very critical Marie Barone to me but i'm not taking anything away from her other accolades

She will be sadly missed

RIP

I'm not religious or believe in heaven but she now can join her TV husband the equally amazing Peter Boyle
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Apr 19, 2016
I saw Christmas Vacation a few weeks ago. It won't feel the same seeing her in this movie now.
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Apr 19, 2016
RIP... I will miss marie..
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Apr 19, 2016
I first saw Doris Roberts in an episode of All in the Family titled "Edith's Night Out". She only had a small part, but she was excellent. She was just as excellent in the short lived series Angie. The fact that she won a very impressive five Emmy Awards during the course of her acting career is proof of what a great actress she was.
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Apr 19, 2016
"I first saw Doris Roberts in an episode of All in the Family titled "Edith's Night Out"."

I was just thinking about that episode. That and the one where she played Danny's mother in Full House. Another minor role.
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Apr 19, 2016
I loved her. I'm glad you mentioned Remington Steele because that's where I first saw her. She was a wonderful actress, and gone too soon, even at 90.
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Apr 19, 2016
RIP Doris, although you've lived a long life, you will be missed. I hope you and Peter Boyle get to have a little fun entertaining the angels up there.
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Apr 19, 2016
RIP Doris. Such a sad day when a person who makes other laugh passes away!
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Apr 19, 2016
Everybody Loves Raymond was truly an underrated comedy with big laughs, terrific writing, and brilliant performances. Doris Roberts was terrific as the show's matriarch and it's bittersweet that she's reunited with her TV husband Peter Boyle. If you haven't watched it before, think of it as Modern Family but consistently funny throughout all nine seasons. It's easily onne of the best sitcoms of all time.
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Apr 19, 2016
If it's so underrated, then why does it have 15 emmys?
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Apr 19, 2016
I'm not sure a series that ran for 9 seasons can legitimately be considered underrated.
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Apr 19, 2016
Just because a show is long running, doesn't mean it can't be underrated

Look at It's Always Sunny - that show is ridiculously underrated and it has just finished it's 11th season

ELR isn't mentioned in the same vain as Friends, Seinfeld, MASH, Cheers, heck even TBBT, that is why it's 'underrated'
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Apr 19, 2016
I think that's an unfair comparison. The comedies you mentioned are/were the defining ones of their generations. To that end, I would agree with you if you said that ELR was overshadowed by them, but given the ratings to keep a show on the air, I really don't think it's possible for the show to be underrated.

It's definitely a classic though, along with other greats like Married...with Children, and Roseanne. Quite frankly, I enjoyed it more than Cheers or Seinfeld, so I'd personally list them before those two.
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Apr 19, 2016
Is Everybody Loves Raymond remembered fondly on the same level as Friends or Cheers? Are the reruns as frequent as Seinfeld? Have younger generations even bothered giving the show a shot? It may have lasted 9 years on tv, but it won't be remembered with the prestige it deserves.
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Apr 19, 2016
I think it -is- remembered fondly, though not on the same level as Friends. Matching up almost any show to Friends though would be an unfair comparison.

As for younger generations, that's another unfair question. A younger generation's exposure to older shows is dependent on programming decisions. In the past, that meant whatever shows a network chose to air late at night as reruns. Now, it means what shows Netflix decides to recommend for you, assuming it is even made available for streaming.
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Apr 19, 2016
BUT IT SHOULD :)

It does get more repeats over here in the UK though (more so than Seinfeld)
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Apr 19, 2016
I was very young when it started and it was one of my favorite comedies; very popular in my country btw.

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Apr 19, 2016
Now both of Ray and Robert Barone's parents are dead. Including one of Ray's twin sons. RIP.
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