Doris Roberts, who starred as Marie Barone in Everybody Loves Raymond and Mildred Krebs on Remington Steele, passed away Sunday in Los Angeles. She died of natural causes in her sleep. She was 90 years old.
Roberts, who began acting on TV in the early ’50s, went on to find major mainstream success with Raymond, for which she won five Emmys as Marie, the cantankerous mom who was maybe the most lovable “villain” in TV history. Before reaching that level of fame, she was a New York actress who had moved from St. Louis. Her big break — until her even bigger break, with Raymond — came when Lily Tomlin recruited her for her Lily Tomlin Hour in 1975. She lived in L.A. from then on.
As is protocol these days, Roberts’ colleagues and loved ones took to social media to spread their love for Roberts. Patricia Heaton’s is especially sweet, given the on-screen ire her character and Roberts’ had for one another (she played Debra, Raymond’s wife):
Read Rosenthal’s extended tribute at The Hollywood Reporter.