Doris Roberts, best known as Ray Romano's overbearing mother on the TV sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, passed away on Sunday, according to a TMZ report. She was 90 years young.
Roberts won four of her five Emmy's for the role of Marie on Romano's popular sitcom. Her fifth Emmy was awarded to her based on her role as a homeless woman in an episode of St. Elsewhere. She was also famed for her role as the stereotypical Italian mom in the comedy Angie, and guest starred as Alice Hyatt's mother in an episode of Alice. She was also known for her roles in Barney Miller, Soap, and Lizzie McGuire.
In the spotlight since the 1950s, Roberts was a prolific actress, who was known and adored by fans of all ages, owing to her length career and choice of roles. While primarily famed for her work on television, she was also featured in a number of comedic films, including National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation and Grandma's Boy. Younger children will recognize her voice through her brief, but memorable, roles in Special Agent Oso and Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension.
There has been no announcement as to cause of death, nor has her family made any official announcement. Roberts is survived by her son Michael Cannata Jr., from her first marriage, and three grandchildren. She will be missed by us all, and our hearts go out to her friends and family during this difficult time.