Doris Roberts
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Doris Roberts


Doris Roberts was a beloved American actress known for her remarkable talent, infectious energy, and unforgettable performances on both television and film. Born on November 4, 1925, in St. Louis, Missouri, Roberts embarked on her acting career in the 1950s and quickly established herself as a versatile and gifted actress. Roberts' breakout role came in 1979 when she portrayed the lovable, meddlesome mother Marie Barone in the hit television sitcom "Everybody Loves Raymond." Her portrayal of Marie earned her widespread acclaim and endeared her to audiences worldwide. Roberts also appeared in a wide range of television shows, including "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," "Remington Steele," and "St. Elsewhere."  In addition to her television work, Roberts also made notable contributions to film. She appeared in movies such as "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" (1989) and "Grandma's Boy" (2006), bringing her unique charm and talent to the big screen. Throughout her career, Roberts received numerous awards and accolades for her exceptional acting. She won four Primetime Emmy Awards for her role in "Everybody Loves Raymond" and was nominated for multiple other awards, including Golden Globe Awards and Screen Actors Guild Awards. Doris Roberts' legacy as an actress and philanthropist continues to inspire. Her memorable performances and genuine love for her craft touched the hearts of millions. She left an indelible mark on the entertainment industry, and her contributions will be cherished for generations to come. Roberts passed away on April 17, 2016, but her spirit and talent will forever live on through her timeless work.

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