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Everybody Loves Raymond

Doris Roberts

Marie Barone

Born Doris May Green, Doris Roberts' resume reads like a veritable history of '70s, '80s and '90s television, with guest spots on Alice, All in the Family, Baretta, Barney Miller, Cagney & Lacey, Empty Nest, Family, Fantasy Island, Full House, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Mr. Belvedere, Murder, She Wrote, Perfect Strangers, Rhoda, Soap, The Love Boat, and The Streets of San Francisco. She was also a regular on a number of cult-favorite flops such as the Donna Pescow-header Angie and Erma Bombeck's Maggie. She won her first Emmy Award as a guest star on St. Elsewhere, appearing with frequent co-star James Coco. Coco and Roberts also starred together as the Van Daans in the 1980 TV remake of The Diary of Anne Frank. She gained another Emmy nomination for her work as Mildred Krebs on the 1980s classic Remington Steele.

The role of Marie Barone garnered her seven Emmy nominations, including four wins (three of them consecutive 2001-2003).

Before hitting the air waves, Doris Roberts was an accomplished stage actress, appearing on Broadway in The Time of Your Life, The Desk Set, Marathon '33, The Last of the Red Hot Lovers, The Secret Affairs of Mildred Wild, Bad Habits and Cheaters. In 2009, she returned to the stage in playwright Terrence McNally's play, Unusual Acts of Devotion at La Jolla Playhouse. She also has appeared in a host of films, including the Grass Harp, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation and The Heartbreak Kid.

She is the best-selling author of her memoir, Are You Hungry, Dear?, published in 2003. That same year, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The U. S. State Department appointed Roberts a cultural ambassador, sending her to speak about hope to the youth of underprivileged countries.

Character Bio

The mother of all mothers (and mothers-in-law), Marie is the consummate cook and homemaker. She rules with an iron fist and a velvet glove. She dotes on her son Raymond to an extreme, but tries to make up for her favoritism sometimes, like when she irons her other son Robert's lucky suit. In fact, she is such a conscientious mother, she even goes to the FBI to vouch for Robert when he applies for a job there.

She has an intrusive relationship with her daughter-in-law Debra - especially over matters of cooking and cleaning. She's confident that she's the better cook, but shows a bit of guile when she sabotages Debra's attempts to make meatballs for Ray. Marie does, however, win fair and square in a contest of dust when a vacuum cleaner salesperson appears at Debra's doorstep.

She and her husband Frank have a very loud relationship, and are often fighting. As Debra describes the situation: "Frank and Marie are the type of a couple who would have a fight over who invented the lawn."

Everybody Loves Raymond TV Schedule

Saturday
April 30
8:48pm
Frank Goes Downstairs
After hurting themselves during a tryst, Ray and Debra lie about their injuries, saying they fell down the stairs. When Frank hears their tale, he runs home for the toolbox to repair the "broken" stairs.
TV-PG
9:24pm
Jealous Robert
When Ray realizes that Debra and Marie have been in cahoots in a scheme to drive Robert back into Amys arms, he urges them to mind their own business.
TV-PG
10:00pm
It's Supposed to be Fun
While the Barones watch their sons play basketball, Ray finds that Geoff is having trouble getting the hang of the game.
TV-PG
10:30pm
Older Women
Its the first Thanksgiving since Debras parents have been divorced, and Debra is thrilled that both her parents have agreed to have dinner with the Barones.
TV-PG
Sunday
May 1
1:00am
Raybert
Robert meets a beautiful woman who's a big fan of Ray Barones sports column. But when the woman mistakes Robert for Raymond, Robert doesnt set her straight.
TV-PG
1:30am
The Kicker
While enjoying a college football game, Frank catches a football from a record-setting field goal and refuses to give it back to the kicker.
TV-PG
2:00am
Season's Greetings
When Marie receives a letter from a relative detailing how wonderful her life is and how well her kids are doing, it drives her insane with jealousy.
TV-PG
2:36am
Tissues
When Debra grudgingly agrees to let him be more involved in the daily decision-making, Ray starts grocery shopping for things that he likes and Debra lets him choose where the family will go on its next vacation.
TV-PG
3:12am
Snow Day
Held captive at Frank and Maries during a snowstorm, Debra, Ray and Amy actually find themselves having a great time.
TV-PG
Monday
May 2
8:12pm
Cookies
When Ray learns that Troop Leader Peggy and her daughter have targeted his parents' house as a spot to make a big sale for themselves during the Frontier Girls selling competition, its all-out war.
TV-PG
8:48pm
Lucky Suit
Robert is ecstatic when he is recommended for the FBI job.
TV-PG
9:24pm
The Skit
Thinking it would be hilarious to show the partygoers a typical day in the life of Frank and Marie, Ray and Debra do a dead-on impersonation of the two that brings down the house at the party.
TV-PG