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Doris Roberts wins an Emmy Award
Doris Roberts holds her Emmy Award up on stage after it was presented to her as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role in St. Elsewhere, at the 35th Annual Emmy Awards presentations at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on September 25, 1983. (UPI Photo/Glenn Waggner/Files)
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Doris May Roberts (born November 4, 1930) is an American character actress of film, stage and television. She has received five Emmy Awards. With a seven-decade career, she is most widely known for playing Marie Barone on Everybody Loves Raymond from 1996–2005.

Roberts was born in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of Larry and Ann Meltzer. Her father deserted the family when Roberts was a child, and her mother raised Doris Jewish with the help of her Russian-born parents in The Bronx, New York. Her stepfather was Chester H. Roberts.

Roberts' acting career began in 1952 with a role on the TV series Studio One. She also appeared on such programs as The Naked City (1958–63), Way Out (1961), Ben Casey (1963), and The Defenders (1962–63). In 1961, she made her film debut in Something Wild (1961) starring Carroll Baker, All in the Family(1976). In 1968, she appeared in A Lovely Way to Die and No Way to Treat a Lady. She also appeared in the 1970 cult film The Honeymoon Killers starring Shirley Stoler and Tony Lo Bianco. In 1971, Roberts appeared in three films, Otto Preminger's Such Good Friends, Alan Arkin's Little Murders, and Elaine May's A New Leaf.

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