Actress Georgia Engel Has Died At 70

Georgia Engel
Actress Georgia Engel, left, with RECOiL writer/director/actor Brian DiMaio, right. The two met during an acting dryspell when the both did a turn in cruise ship dinner theater.

Princeton, NJ- Actress Georgia Engel, best known for playing Ted Baxter’s wife Georgette on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” died last Friday. She was 70.

Besides her most famous role, she also appeared in the TV shows “Coach,” “Everybody Loves Raymond” and “Hot in Cleveland.”

On the big screen, she appeared in such films as “Taking Off,” “The Care Bears Movie,” “RECOiL” and “Grown Ups 2.”

During her career, Engle was nominated for five Emmy Awards and one BAFTA. She is survived by her two sisters.

Deborah Barone Finally Gets Her Wish: Doris Roberts Dies At 90

Doris Roberts

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.