Everybody loves Doris Roberts #DorisRoberts

Everybody loves Doris Roberts. I certainly did. She was much more than the role that she is most famous for, meddling mother Marie Barone in US sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, and was a truly exceptional woman who always had class, style and dignity.

She was old-school and could comfortably rely on her talents to maintain a varied and lengthy career.

One thing she said seems fitting today, “Humor is imperative, more important than food. You have a choice when someone dies. You can lie down or get back into life. Do something for someone else.”

Another quote also stands out:

“Everybody’s a teacher if you listen.”

Wise, warm, witty women shape the world and can teach us, if we listen.

Doris Roberts will be missed but never forgotten. She leaves a vast catalogue of quality work that will remain part of our cultural consciousness for many years to come.



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David Watters, a graduate of Napier University, Edinburgh, Trinity College of Music, London and the Institute of Education, University of London, has worked internationally within education and Educational Management for more than 20 years. He has taught extensively within many socially and culturally diverse settings; most recently as a Head of Performing Arts within Further Education. He is a personal and professional development associate with The Pacific Institute (www.pacificinstitute.co.uk), personal coach, freelance writer and founding member of NBI Associates. He is a writer on social equality issues, is a key player in the Equal Love Campaign UK and author of the forthcoming book, NEVER BLEND IN which features key voices from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community and which aims to inspire and encourage those who may lack self-esteem or who question their validity. David is currently promoting a youtube campaign"Give 'em Hope"and is asking individuals, couples and groups to make and share videos telling about the benefits of living with personal authenticity. He has shared a platform with Stuart Milk and Peter Tatchell and is a supporter of 17-24-30, The Trevor Project, Schools Out, The Terrence Higgins Trust, The Albert Kennedy Trust and numerous others. His background in arts and education, combined with a solid understanding of Cognitive Behavioural Strategies, and his passion for Equality Advocacy drive every aspect of his work as a personal development facilitator, motivational speaker and writer. View all posts by neverblendin

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