Doris Roberts of Everybody Loves Raymond Dead at 90

Joel Keller
Doris Roberts, winner for Best Suppporting Actress in a Comedy Series, "Everybody Loves Raymond"
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If there is anyone who defined the job of "professional TV actor," it was Doris Roberts, who passed away Sunday at the age of 90, according to TMZ. Roberts won five Emmys, four of them for playing Marie Barone, the meddling and passive aggressive -- but loving! -- mother of Ray (Ray Romano) and Robert (Brad Garrett) on the hit CBS show. She also won an Emmy for a supporting role on St. Elsewhere.

Doris Roberts Everybody Loves Raymond

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Peter Boyle, Doris Roberts and Ray Romano on Everybody Loves Raymond

Her career spanned 65 years, and she's appeared in dozens of TV shows and movies. After Marie, her most famous role is probably Mildred Krebs, the assistant who kept the Remington Steele agency running. Most recently, she was seen in episodes of The Middle (opposite Raymond co-star Patricia Heaton), Melissa & Joey and more.

While Marie's battles with Debra Barone (Heaton) and her husband Frank (the late Peter Boyle) are epic, this scene, where she shows some rare solidarity with her daughter-in-law, is one of her best:

Some Twitter and Facebook reaction to Doris' death: