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Everybody Loves Raymond

Every Night
9/8c

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

Friday
December 19
9:30pm
Lucky Suit
Robert is ecstatic when he is recommended for the FBI job.
TV-PG
Saturday
December 20
1:00am
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
1:30am
The Breakup Tape
When Debra stumbles across a cassette tape that contains a message from Ray's college girlfriend, she wants to know why he has saved it all these years.
TV-PG
2:00am
Talk to Your Daughter
Armed with research and much preparation, Ray is ready to speak with Ally about the facts of life, only to find that Ally's interest has changed from where babies come from to the meaning of life.
TV-PG
9:00pm
A Vote for Debra
Debra decides to run for school president, but Ray isn't sure he can handle the twins by himself during all those meetings -- so he votes against her.
TV-PG
9:30pm
The Christmas Picture
Ray believes he has finally found the ultimate Christmas gift for his parents -- if nothing else, it will certainly be something they will remember forever.
TV-PG
Sunday
December 21
1:00am
Call Me Mom
When Ray finally feels comfortable enough to call Debra's mother "Mom," he wants Debra to reciprocate and start calling Marie the same.
TV-PG
1:30am
Mother's Day Part 1
Debra takes offense when Marie accuses her of being rude, and the two wind up fighting and not speaking to each other.
TV-PG
2:00am
The Bigger Person Part 2
Now that Debra and Ray's mom aren't speaking to each other, Debra goes out of her way to ensure that Ray doesn't spend time with his mother by waiting on him hand and foot so he prefers to stay close to home.
TV-PG
2:38am
The First Time Part 3
When Debra accuses Ray of still not being able to pick up on her "not in the mood" signals, they fondly recall the first night they spent together.
TV-PG
9:00pm
The First Six Years Part 1
Best of moments from the first six seasons of Everybody Loves Raymond.
TV-PG
9:30pm
The First Six Years Part 2
Best of moments from the first six seasons of Everybody Loves Raymond.
TV-PG