Beloved Actress Doris Roberts Passes at the Age of 90

Posted by Leah on 4/19/2016 10:35:01 AM

        Actress Doris Roberts died peacefully in her sleep at her home in Los Angeles Monday April 18, 2016, at the age of 90.
        Roberts was a true Hollywood legend, with a total of 158 acting credits to her name. She began her career at the age of 25 in 1951 on the TV show
Starlight Theater. After that appearance her career took off. Over the course of her 65 year career she appeared in 72 TV shows including the 90’s series Dream On, The Boys, Remington Steele, and Barney Miller.  She was best known recently as the doting, yet finicky Marie Barone on the TV show Everybody Loves Raymond.
        Roberts also had a stellar film career with roles in 76 movies, including 3 that are currently in some form of production. Some of her most notable film roles include
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Grandma’s Boy, the original version of The Taking of Pelham One Two Three and her first film role in the 1961 film Something Wild.
        Since the news of her death broke tributes have been pouring in from her friends and costars. Norman Lear, the producer of "All in the Family tweeted, "She made me laugh and I am forever in her debt.” Jackee Harry tweeted, “#RIP to one of my ultimate favorites, Doris Roberts. We spoke at length about ageism in Hollywood & I'm proud to say I think she overcame it.”
        In my view, the most touching tribute came from her
Remington Steele costar, Pierce Brosnan, on Instagram, “my dear Doris, I am so very saddened to hear the news of your passing, I loved you Doris, we had so many good laughs together, and you always knew where the laughs were, you never forgot the heartfelt love and condolences go out to your family... You will be missed by many, forever and the day, but your work shall live on. Love life and laughs ...God bless.”

               Doris Roberts is survived by her son, Michael Cannata, her daughter in-law and her three grandchildren.