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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

Tuesday
June 28
9:24pm
Debra's Sick
With Debra and the kids sick, Ray tries to juggle the responsibilities of home and work and ends up with chaos and an aborted meeting with ex-Pittsburgh Steeler quarterback Terry Bradshaw.
TV-PG
10:00pm
Who's Handsome?
Robert is reluctant to go on a date because hes insecure about his appearance, so when Debra tells him hes attractive, Ray starts feeling insecure about his own looks.
TV-PG
10:30pm
The Car
Debra, already annoyed at getting stuck driving the old car Ray bought from his parents, really gets upset when she discovers that is was his old make out mobile.
TV-G
Wednesday
June 29
1:00am
Diamonds
When Ray discovers that the diamond in Debras wedding ring is a fake, he finds a way to steal the ring so he can replace the stone, unaware that she replaced the diamond with a real one after their wedding.
TV-PG
1:30am
The Game
When Ray and his family play a game of Scruples after their cable goes out and they have nothing but time on their hands, they find themselves arguing about honesty.
TV-PG
9:00pm
Recovering Pessimist
When Debra tries to change Rays pessimistic attitude about winning the Sports Writer of the Year Award, he agrees to change his ways and become more upbeat -- and suffers the downside of being the only optimist in his family.
TV-PG
9:30pm
The Dog
Ray brings home a stray bulldog that reminds him of the dog he had to give up as a boy due to his allergies, but his brother Robert bonds with the animal and the siblings then have to decide who gets to keep him.
TV-PG
10:00pm
Neighbors
When Franks late-night buzz sawing and Maries persistent meddling bother the neighborhood, they meet with Ray to discuss how hell inform his parents of their complaints.
TV-PG
10:30pm
Fascinatin' Debra
When Debra is being interviewed by a psychotherapist for a book on the American family, the doctor discovers that Ray and his family are more fascinating, in a quirky way, than she is.
TV-PG
Thursday
June 30
1:00am
Why Are We Here?
When Debra gets fed up with Rays family intruding in her life, they both reminisce about how quiet life used to be in their old apartment miles away from his family.
TV-PG
1:30am
Ray's on TV
Ray is devastated when he discovers his family lied to him about his television debut on a sports chat show. Guest Star: Kevin James, Roy Firestone, James Worthy
TV-PG
9:00pm
Father Knows Least
Ray gets to use the active technique he and Debra learned in parenting class on his parents when their stubbornness goes too far.
TV-PG
9:30pm
Brother
At the urging of his parents, Ray takes his brother, Robert, out for a night on the town.
TV-PG
10:00pm
Mozart
When Ally decides to stop taking piano lessons from her Grandma Marie, Ray tries to teach her an important lesson about not quitting by resuming the lessons he took from his mother 25 years earlier.
TV-PG
10:30pm
Golf
When Ray tricks Debra into letting him play golf, his guilt manifests itself in an anxiety attack on the golf course and his doctor diagnoses a bad case of stress with the remedy being to play more golf. Guest Star: Kevin James
TV-PG