April 19, 2016
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.