Doris Roberts, a longtime Hollywood actress perhaps best known for her stint as Ray Romano’s mother on “Everybody Loves Raymond,” passed away this week at age 90.
According to a TMZ report, Doris Roberts died Sunday in Los Angeles.
Roberts got her start in acting in the 1950s and rose to prominence with small parts in such film classics as “Barefoot in the Park,” and “Divorce American Style.”
Throughout the ’50s to the mid '80s, Roberts was a regular face on TV and in film. Her first of several big breaks occurred in 1983, when she joined the cast of the immensely popular show, “Remington Steele”. She followed that up with an unforgettable appearance in the holiday classic, “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.”
In 1996 Roberts joined the cast of “Everybody Loves Raymond,” and brilliantly playing the role of Ray Romano’s overbearing mother. Alongside her TV husband Peter Boyle, Roberts helped perfect a grandma character that she would go on to replicate in other projects for the next two decades.
Roberts won three prime-time Emmy Awards for her contribution to "Everybody Loves Raymond."
In a 2014 interview with Parade, Roberts reflected on her time on the TV show and how close she was with her TV husband.
“When Peter Boyle and I met for the first time on the show it was as if we had known each other for 45 years. We got more laughs just giving each other dirty looks than anything else,” Roberts said.
“I loved him. When he was ill, he came to me and asked, ‘Should I tell them?’ I said, ‘No, they’ll treat you like a dying man and that’s not who you are.’ So, he had a couple of years of really good work. And he was the antithesis of the character he played. He was bright, well-read. He loved to sing.”
Doris Roberts was 90 years old.