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Doris Roberts

Everybody Loves Raymond

Doris Roberts

Marie Barone

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

Sunday
April 20
9:00pm
Say Uncle
When Ray realizes that his kids would rather spend time with their Uncle Robert than with him, he decides to do something about the situation.
TV-PG
9:30pm
Separation
Although Debra has been aware that her parents have been having problems, she is devastated to learn that they are planning to separate after 40 years of marriage.
TV-PG
10:00pm
Frank Paints the House
Frank offers to paint Ray and Debras house, but refuses to paint it the color they have chosen.
TV-PG
10:30pm
Ally's Birth
As Ray escorts Ally to a father-daughter dance, he realizes how grown up and independent his daughter has become.
TV-PG
11:00pm
The Angry Family
Ray and Debra are more than a little concerned when they realize that the constant bickering and screaming that goes on between them and Rays parents are having an effect on young Michael.
TV-PG
Monday
April 21
8:48pm
No Roll
When Ray and Debra sit down to play "Sensuopoly" its clear that they have very different approaches to playing the game.
TV-PG
9:24pm
Odd Man Out
Frank is so green with envy that he forces Marco to choose either Marie or him as a friend.
TV-PG
10:00pm
Ray's Ring
Its not bad enough that Rays lost his ring while away from home, but then an attractive woman at the airport propositions him.
TV-PG
10:30pm
Marie's Sculpture
Ray and Debra are horrified when Marie presents them with an abstract sculpture she made in art class which bears a striking resemblance to a part of the female anatomy.
TV-PG
Tuesday
April 22
9:00pm
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
9:30pm
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