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'Everybody Loves Raymond' star Doris Roberts dies at 90

Los Angeles: Doris Roberts, who played the tart-tongued, endlessly meddling mother on "Everybody Loves Raymond," has died, a family spokeswoman said. She was 90.

Doris Roberts. Pic/AFP
Doris Roberts. Pic/AFP

Doris Roberts died overnight in her sleep, spokeswoman Janet Daily said yesterday. Daily was told of the death by Doris Roberts' son, Michael Cannata. The cause of death was not immediately known. Roberts had been healthy and active, Daily said.

In the last two weeks, the actress had attended a discussion on Hollywood and gender held by the SAG-AFTRA actors' guild.

Doris Roberts won four Emmy Awards for her portrayal of Marie Barone on CBS' 'Everybody Loves Raymond', and received a total of seven nods as best supporting actress for the show.

"We loved our mom, the great #DorisRoberts. A wonderful, funny, indelible actress and friend," Phil Rosenthal, the show's producer, posted on his Twitter account. The sitcom, which aired from 1996 to 2005, also starred Ray Romano, Brad Garrett and Patricia Heaton.

Peter Boyle, who played husband Frank to Roberts' Marie, died in 2006. Doris Roberts was also known for her role in the TV detective series 'Remington Steele' and her work on stage and in movies.

She was born Nov. 4, 1925, in St. Louis and grew up in New York, Daily said. Besides her son, she is survived by her daughter-in-law, Jane, and three grandchildren, Kelsey, Andrew, and Devon Cannata.

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