It's a sad day for telly today...
Doris Roberts, who passed away aged 90 on Sunday, received five Emmy Awards and a Screen Actors Guild award during her acting career, which began in 1951 and included many stints on stage and screen, such as Mildred Krebs on Remington Steele, opposite a VERY young Pierce Brosnan.
She was best known for her role in Everybody Loves Raymond - which aired from 1996 to 2005 - which also starred Ray Ramono, Brad Garrett and Patricia Heaton. Peter Boyle, who played her endearing husband Frank, died in 2006.
Romano lead tributes to Roberts with the following 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.”
Brad Garret, who played her slightly less-loved son Robert, released this statement: “I am deeply saddened by the passing of Doris Roberts, an amazing lady and brilliant actor. Doris was vibrant and full of life both on and off the stage, and I am so grateful we shared so many wonderful memories. I will miss her greatly and will always remember her incredible kindness, humor, talent and heart."
Patricia Heaton, who played her long-suffering daughter-in-law, Deborah, posted the below to twitter...
To my beloved Marie - RIP. pic.twitter.com/TtZCySQnLK
— Patricia Heaton (@PatriciaHeaton) April 18, 2016
Madylin Sweeten, who played her granddaughter, added...
âÂ?¤ï¸Â?keep them safe for me up there pic.twitter.com/TkM9K7Xa1P
— Madylin Sweeten (@REALAllyBarone) April 19, 2016
Her on-screen daughter-in-law Amy MacDougall posted the following...
— MonicaHoranRosenthal (@MHoranRosenthal) April 18, 2016
if Everybody Loves Raymond is something you've always scooted past while flicking channels, why not give it five minutes - it's brilliantly written and extremely relatable if you have in-laws... While 'Marie' may have been best known for her barrage of passive-aggressive put downs, she was also the purveyor of sound advice. Take note.