Doris Roberts is a renowned name in American TV and movie industry. She was an actress, philanthropist and an author. Perhaps, Roberts is widely famous as ‘Marie Barone’ in the sitcom “Everybody Loves Raymond”. She made guest appearances in several talk shows. Here are the complete details about career, biography and net worth of Doris Roberts in 2020.
Early Life & Biography
Doris May Green took birth on 4th November 1925 in St. Louis, Missouri. She grew up in a Russian Jewish immigrant family. Her mother’s name was Ann. Her father, Larry Green, abandoned Doris and her mother. Roberts was raised by her mother and her maternal grandparents in The Bronx, NYC. She took the surname of her stepfather named Chester H. Roberts. Doris studied acting in New York’s ‘The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre’.
Doris Roberts got married to Michael Cannata in 1956. Their son named Michael Cannata Jr. was born in 1957. The couple got officially divorced in 1962. Kelsey, Devon and Andrew are her three grandchildren. In 1963, Roberts married a writer, William Goyen. Her second husband William died due to leukaemia in 1983. Roberts was suffering from Pulmonary Hypertension for many years. She had a stroke while she was sleeping and killed on 17th April 2016 in Los Angeles, California.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Doris Roberts started her acting career in 1951 when she bagged a role in a TV series ‘Studio One’. She had also made appearances in several other television series such as ‘The Naked City (1958-63)’, ‘Way Out (1961)’, ‘Ben Casey (1963)’ and ‘The Defenders (1962-63)’. Her debut film was ‘Something Wild’ in 1961. Roberts was featured in cult movies of 1960’s and 1970’s like ‘Little Murders’, ‘Such Good Friends’, ‘A Lovely Way to Die’ etc. In 1978, she got an offer to work in a film ‘Ruby and Oswald’.
This movie was about the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Roberts had been nominated seven times for ‘Emmy Awards’. She had won ‘Emmy Awards’ two times for the comedy series ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’. She received another ‘Emmy Awards’ for her guest appearance in “St. Elsewhere”. She also acted in an American sitcom ‘Alice’. She had acted back to back in several TV shows like, ‘Barney Miller’, ‘Full House’, ‘Soap’, ‘Mary Hartman, and Mary Hartman’, ‘Step by Step’, ‘Perfect Strangers’ etc. In 2003 Doris wrote a book “Are You, Hungry Dear? Life, Laughs and Lasagna” along with Danielle Morton.
Net Worth & Earnings
Doris Roberts had earned a hefty amount of money from her television and movie career. Doris had a stable stage career too. She was featured in several ‘Broadway’ shows. Roberts supported the ‘Democratic Party’ and was a registered member. She was a supporter of ‘United Activists for Animal Rights’. Doris Roberts had an estimated net worth of $14 million at the time of her death.
Doris Roberts had a fantastic spirit and energy. Her co-actors of “Everybody Loves Raymond” stated that Roberts never stopped working as a professional. Her role as Marie Barone in “Everybody Loves Raymond” is one of her most memorable works.