Doris Roberts, who enjoyed stardom late in life as Marie Barone on the hit sitcom “Everybody Loves Raymond,” passed away in Los Angeles on April 17, 2016, at the age of 90.
The National ENQUIRER revealed that Doris had suffered a frightening collapse outside a popular restaurant in L.A. earlier last year — just days before she marked her 90th birthday on Nov. 4!
The ENQUIRER revealed that friends and family were fearing the worst for the once-brassy actress.
“It was very frightening,” an eyewitness told The ENQUIRER. “if she didn’t have someone there to catch her, she surely would have fallen and broken her hip!”
Doris’ amazing career began in the ’50s and ’60s as a television pioneer on shows like “Studio One,” “The Naked City,” and “Ben Casey.” and “Naked City.” She also had a busy stage career as a New York City actress.
Doris was an established character actress, but really broke though as receptionist Mildred Krebs on the detective series “Remington Steele.” She starred alongside Pierce Brosnan and Stephanie Powers on the show from 1983 to 1987.
Doris then became a sitcom legend as Marie Barone on “Everybody Loves Raymond.” The show went off the air in 2005, and she continued to work steadily right up to her death.
Sadly, Doris’ television husband Peter Boyle passed away in 2007, and Doris lived to mourn the death-by-suicide of her television grandson Sawyer Sweeten, who played Geoffrey Barone on the show.