Doris Roberts

Television Actress Doris Roberts, star of Everybody Loves Raymond has died at the age of 90.

Doris Roberts
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Doris Roberts who starred in the hit comedy, Everybody Loves Raymond as the meddling mother Marie Baron has died at the age of 90. Her death was confirmed by a spokesperson for her family.

The St. Louis born actress died in Los Angeles on Sunday night in her sleep.

During her time in Everybody Loves Raymond, which ran from 1996 to 2005, she won four Emmys

Speaking with Parade Magazine in 2014 she talked about how she was in favour of same-sex marriage and questioned why gay people shouldn’t be allowed to have the same rights as everybody else.

 


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When asked what she thought of gay marriage the veteran actress said,

“I’m in favor. If you fall in love with someone, why can’t you have what everybody else has? Why should you be segregated and denied? I have a lot of gay friends. I’m lucky. I go to parties celebrating their being together 25, 50 years. They’re together longer than any straight people that I know. I had two marriages, and I didn’t make it as long as they did.”

 

Writing on Twitter,  creator of Everybody Loves Raymond, Phil Rosenthal, said that she was “A wonderful, funny, indelible actress and friend.”

 


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