(RNN) – Actress Doris Roberts, the manipulative mother of Raymond Barone on the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, has died. She was 90 years old.
Her career included more than 40 major films and 96 television credits. She received five Emmy Awards and a Screen Actors Guild award in a career rooted in Broadway.
As she did on Everybody Loves Raymond (1996-2005), Roberts often portrayed a mother or mother-in-law on TV. Among others, she played a mother to Billy Crystal, Tony Danza, Bette Midler and Marlo Thomas.
Of her five Emmy Awards for best supporting actress, she won her first in the drama series for her work on St. Elsewhere (1983), a medical drama, for portraying a victim of homelessness. Her other four Emmy Awards were for her work in the comedy series, Everybody Loves Raymond portraying Marie Barone, Raymond’s mother: 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2005.
She shared the Screen Actors Guild Award in 2003 with the cast of Everybody Loves Raymond.
In 2003, Roberts received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Roberts became a recognizable celebrity on the hit TV series Angie (1979-1980) after years of appearing regularly in character roles in film and on television.
She worked 20 years in New York theater, starring on Broadway in Bad Habits, Cheaters, The Death of Bessie Smith, The Desk Set, Marathon, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, and The Secret Affairs of Mildred Wild.
She moved to Los Angeles to do The Lily Tomlin Comedy Hour (1975), a show that won the Emmy that year. She stayed in L.A., she told Parade Magazine, “because they kept giving me work.”
“First I did Angie. Then Remington Steele. And Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman. I just kept getting all these wonderful comedies. And the money was a lot better than Broadway.”
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