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As an actress who was equally adept on television, Broadway, and the silver screen, Doris Roberts was a talent that many people noticed in some way or another through her numerous credits and roles over the last three generations. But it is probably for one of her later works that she is best known.

As one of the co-stars of Everybody Loves Raymond, Roberts had the task of playing the nosey mother-in-law with a heart of gold. Her work on the show gave her more recognition than any role previously, garnering her 7 Emmy nominations and 4 wins. But one look at her resume and it is clear that Doris Roberts was formidable in any character.

A snippet of her credits include the hit 80s show Remington Steele, St. Elsewhere (for which she won an Emmy), Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Grey’s Anatomy, The Middle, Hot in Cleveland, Desperate Housewives, and more.

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Broadway also welcomed Roberts’ talents, and she performed in several shows, notably in The Time of Your Life, The Desk Set, Marathon ’33, Bad Habits, Cheaters, and several others. Silver screen work included her debut Something Wild in 1961, A Lovely Way to Die with Kirk Douglas, and the cult classic The Honeymoon Killers. Although primarily known for her comedic roles, Roberts served up this when asked about casting her in roles….

“I won an Emmy for a dramatic role on ‘St. Elsewhere.’ I have yet to be given a dramatic role (to do since) in this town. Comedy is what they put me in. I came from New York theater. I am an actress — I do everything.”

And everything, she did, each time leaving her indelible stamp on the role. Doris is survived by her son and three grandchildren.

She was 90 years old.

Triston
Triston is an American jetset performance artist, writer, event organizer, and activist based in Europe. As a freelance journalist, he has covered both the underground and mainstream aspects of the arts, culture, music, entertainment, travel, fashion and Fashion Week in several cities, including New York, London, Berlin, Istanbul, Sydney, Bangkok, Hong Kong, and Tokyo to name a few. He has been published in The Huffington Post, Trespass (London), Adaras Magazine (Miami) as well as featured in publications such as the New York Times, Vogue Italia, Turkish Huriyet and other on-line and print magazines in the U.S. and internationally. He recently released his memoir on life in Europe, 'Heaux Confessionals'. As a solo performer and with his band $kandal Du$t, he has toured in some of the world's most renowned clubs, simultaneously maintaining an underground renaissance, blurring the lines of all that is traditional and leaving his indelible, and ultimately unforgettable impression. There is no divide.

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