Doris Roberts

Doris Roberts
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Doris Roberts
Live: North side of the 7000 block of Hollywood Boulevard
Born Nov. 4, 1925 in St. Louis, MO
Died April 17, 2016 in Los Angeles, CA

Doris Roberts was an Emmy-award winning actress perhaps best known for her role as Marie Barone in "Everybody Loves Raymond."

She was nominated for 11 Emmys throughout her career. She won supporting actress in a drama for "St. Elsewhere" in 1983 and four times for supporting actress in a comedy for "Everybody Loves Raymond."

Long before she became known as the ultimate Italian mamma on "Everybody Loves Raymond," Roberts was a young actress trying to make a name for herself in New York in the 1950s. She took acting classes with stars such as Marilyn Monroe, Martin Balsam and Anne Bancroft.

Roberts made her Broadway debut in a 1955 revival of William Saroyan's "The Time of Your Life," which closed after 15 performances. She played a hooker in a bar.

Later that year, Roberts had a small role and was understudy to Shirley Booth in the comedy hit "The Desk Set."

Roberts didn't rest on her laurels after "Raymond" left the airways in 2005. She kept her status as a working actress, appearing in various TV series, plays and movies after the show ended.

She gave her year of birth as 1930 on voter registration records, but the Associated Press and other sources report that she was born in 1925.

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