Everybody Loves Raymond star Doris Roberts died Sunday in L.A. She was 90.
The veteran actress won five Emmys in her career, four of them for playing Marie Barone, the mother of Ray Romano‘s character on the hit CBS sitcom. Her other Emmy came in 1983 for a role on St. Elsewhere.
She also played Donna Pescow‘s mother on the ABC series Angie. On the silver screen, her credits included Barefoot in the Park, The Heartbreak Kid, Rabbit Test and The Rose.
She is being remembered by former castmates:
Patricia Heaton, who hilariously butted heads with Roberts on the show, tweeted “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. Nothing gave her greater joy than her three wonderful grandchildren, of whom she was so proud. It was truly a privilege Doris. I love and miss you.”
Ray Romano said in a statement, “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 green young comic trying to make it as an actor, she did everything with such a grand love for life and people and I will miss her dearly.” (Premiere Prep)