Doris Roberts, left, first met RECOiL writer/director Brian DiMaio in the mid 1970’s on the set of the film Hester Street along side Carol Kane and Steven Keats. DiMaio’s part was later cut when it was learned that he didn’t know a schtickel of Yiddish.
Los Angeles—Doris Roberts, best known as Marie Barone, the nagging mother-in-law to the mom from “The Middle” on the CBS Ray Ramano sitcom, “Everybody Loves Raymond,” has died from natural causes. She was 90.
She also appeared on TV in “Walker, Texas Ranger,” “Remington Steel” with future James Bond Pierce Brosnan and that “Raymond” program with future Manny the Woolly Mammoth Ray Romano. She won four Emmy Awards for her performance as Marie Barone, and one Emmy for her guest spot on “St. Elsewhere.”
On the big screen, Roberts appeared in such films as “Madea’s Witness Protection,” “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” “RECOiL” and “The Taking of Pelham One Two Three.”
She is survived by her son, Michael Cannata, Jr. and three grandchildren.