‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ star Roberts memorialized in NYC

The public tribute was held Monday at the Ambassador Theatre in New York City

Doris Roberts arrives at the Hollywood Film Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Doris Roberts arrives at the Hollywood Film Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

NEW YORK (AP) – Actress Doris Roberts, who played the endlessly meddling mother on CBS’ “Everybody Loves Raymond,” has been memorialized as a tireless actress, a loyal friend and someone who could make even a monster on TV be adored.

The public tribute was held Monday at the Ambassador Theatre in New York City, where she appeared in 1972 in “The Secret Affairs of Mildred Wild” with Maureen Stapleton. Roberts died April 17 at age 90.

The speakers included Ray Romano, her TV son; CBS head Les Moonves; and “Frasier” star David Hyde Pierce. Barbara Cook sang “Here’s to Life.”

Roberts won four Emmy Awards for her portrayal of Marie Barone on “Everybody Loves Raymond,” receiving a total of seven nominations as best supporting actress for the sitcom, which ran for nine years.

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