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Doris Roberts Dead At 90

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The incomparable Doris Roberts has passed away at age 90.  The actress died peacefully in her sleep of natural causes on Sunday.  She is survived by her son, Michael Cannata, daughter-in-law, Jane and three grandchildren.

Roberts was best known for her role as Ray Romano’s mother in Everybody Loves Raymond, and her resume was astounding.   She won four Emmys for her role on Everybody Loves Raymond, and won her fifth for a guest star appearance on St. Elsewhere.  

Doris also appeared on TV series such as: Remington Steele, Cagney & Lacey, The Middle, Melissa & Joey, Grey’s Anatomy, All in the Family, Rhoda, Barney Miller and Alice.  Her primetime soap roles credits included: Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, Soapand Desperate Housewives and countless motion pictures and broadway stage credits.

Two actors very familiar to daytime audiences were two of Doris’ closest friends: Thaao Penghlis (Andre DiMera) of Days of our Lives and Jack Betts (Ex-Ivan Kiping), formerly of One Life to Live.   Both men’s facebook pages on Monday night were filled with condolences from fans and followers on the loss of their beloved friend.

Patricia Heaton posted the most touching tribute to her former co-star:  “Truly the end of an era. My wonderful TV mother-in-law and ELR nemesis Doris Roberts was a consummate professional from whom I learned so much.  She was funny and tough and loved life, living it to the fullest. Nothing gave her greater joy that her three wonderful grandchildren, of whom she was so proud. It truly was a privilege Doris. I love you and miss you.”

Doris was the longtime chair of the Children Affected by AIDS Foundation.

Share your remembrances and thoughts on the passing of Doris Roberts in the comment section below.

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Doris Roberts was a presence throughout my entire life. From her appearances on Angie, then Soap, Desperate Housewives and Everybody Loves Raymond, I have never been without her. RIP beautiful, wonderful and funny Doris Roberts. Godspeed!!!

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And don’t forget Miss Roberts’s wonderful role as “Mildred Krebs” on “Remington Steele,” Mateo! That’s where I was first made aware of both her dramatic and comedic talents……what a great, classy show with a cast to match that one was!

su0000
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su0000

Doris Roberts/Marie Romano .. You were much loved and precious.
You gave me years of enjoyment and laughter, a great gift to all..
Your life was an awesome journey.. Walk on !

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Awwww, su…how thoughtful and poetic. Love your praise of this ‘joyous’ human being.
Rest in peace, Doris.

mollie
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mollie

Doris Roberts was an experienced, traveled sophisticated woman with a wonderful career. I enjoyed watching her “work” (which seemed effortless because she was such an adept professional ). I also enjoyed watching her on “talk shows” in which she revealed her real personality and wisdom. So happy she had 90! years to celebrate her life.

tskyent
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tskyent

Wow, How Wonderful was she! What a graceful passing Rest in Peace

Ces
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Ces

I have enjoyed watching her for years and saddened to hear she passed away but I am happy she passed away peacefully in her sleep. Thank you for entertaining us for so many years! Rest in peace.

Joe
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Joe

I’m shocked! This news came on my phone at the very moment she was on my tv as I’m watching Raymond. Love her! Such a funny and talented lady, will always be missed.

Fran
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Fran

Very sorry to hear about the passing of Doris Roberts. Loved watching her on Everybody Loves Raymond!!!!!!!! & on many other tv shows. My condloances to her family, May she RIP.

davlestev1
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davlestev1

R.I.P. DORISROBERTS..LOVE MARIEBARONNE

Walter
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Walter

I loved her on Remington Steele and on Step By Step. My favorite scene on SBS was a Thanksgiving episode: Her character instructs Al (Christine Lakin) to put her hand in the turkey’s butt. Al is grossed out by it, so DR delivers the line “It’s no picnic for the bird, either.” ❤️

jaybird369
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jaybird369

As an actress and comedienne, Doris Roberts was A CLASS ACT all the way!!!!! Rest In Peace, Miss Roberts. You will be missed. Amen.

Ricardo
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Ricardo

I loved Doris Roberts so much, she was a wonderful actress. Very classy, sassy lady. Rip my dear lady.

Ashleigh
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Ashleigh

Wow, I had absolutely no idea she was 90. She must have found the fountain of youth!!! Our televisions are never going to be the same! Prayers to her family through this loss. It seems to me that “She did it her way”.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

She was wonderful-enjoyed her in everything she done…

Mo
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Mo

RIP

She was a great actress.

Patricio
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Patricio

Classic character actress ! They don’t make them like her anymore! You ll be missed Ms. Roberts! God Speed!

mark
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mark

I loved her on Angie a short lived sitcom from the late 70s. I’ve you tubed the opening credits and now I can’t get that song outta my head LOL! RIP Miss Roberts you were so funny!

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Marcus Coloma On His GH Exit: “I Don’t Know Why That Decision Was Made, But I Don’t Feel Any ill Will and I Didn’t Feel I Got Fired”

This week, GH fans saw Adam Huss returning to the ABC soap opera as Nikolas Cassadine to finish out the rest of the scenes originally intended to be played by Marcus Coloma who ended his three-year run on the show a tad early.

As has been previously reported, Coloma came down with Covid-19 as his final tape days neared, and a decision was made for him to not return to finish off his last run of episodes.

With all the rumors and stances taken by everyone involved, Coloma was the special guest on this week’s episode of the That’s Awesome Podcast hosted by Steve Burton and Bradford Anderson and discussed his departure from the long-running daytime drama series.

Marcus expressed that when he took the role on GH, he was excited to be in that kind of environment (working on a soap opera), and only signed on for three years.  However, as time went by it became more difficult to reconcile leaving when his contract was up, sharing: “You fall in love with the crew and everybody along with it. So, two and a half years in, this decision that was so clear in the beginning is getting complicated.”

The actor added that while, “I knew the end was coming, it wasn’t like GH was saying, ‘Hey, Marcus, we want you to stay.’  There was no negotiation … and all I can say to that is I don’t know why that decision was made, but I don’t feel any ill will and I didn’t feel like I got fired. It just felt like … there was maybe an understanding that I was going to be there for three years. The big surprise is how much it hurt. Even though I knew I was going to leave.”

In the end, Coloma reflected that this may have concluded as it should, adding, “I really do have some big goals and those goals would have never been realized if I would have stayed. That’s not to take anything away from GH because I admire everything about it.”

Watch the episode of That’s Awesome featuring Coloma below.

Then weigh-in, what do you think of Marcus’ thoughts on his exit as GH’s Nikolas Cassadine? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Sean Kanan’s ‘Studio City’ Scores 13 Indie Series Award Nominations

Nominations were revealed on Wednesday for the upcoming 13th annual Indie Series Awards.  Sean Kanan’s streaming series, Studio City received 13 nominations in various categories.

Studio City’s nominations are fo: Best Drama Series, Sean Kanan, Michel Kanan, and Timothy Woodward, Jr., producers; Best Director in a Drama Series, Timothy Woodward, Jr.; Best Writing in a Drama Series, Michele Kanan, Sean Kanan and Timothy Woodward, Jr., writers; Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Sean Kanan; Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Carolyn Hennesy; Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Tristan Rogers and Justin Torkildsen; Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Natalie Burn and Juliet Vega; Guest Performer in a Drama Series, Lilly Melgar; Best Ensemble in a Drama Series, Outstanding Cinematography in a Drama Series, Pablo Diaz, and Outstanding Editing in a Drama Series, Fady Jeanbart.

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In a statement on Studio City’s 13 nods, Sean Kanan shared: “I am overwhelmed and thankful that our show, which I refer to as the little-engine that could series, has received such support from the Indie Series Awards. Our second season was a collaborative effort of creativity, love of our content, and hard work. We look forward to creating more entertaining series in the future.”

Studio City tells the dramatic and comedic story of Sam Stevens (played by Kanan), a long-time soap opera actor starring in the number two most-watched daytime drama, “Hearts on Fire” as he struggles to keep his top spot on the show, break out of soaps into feature films, and deal with his own complicated life which includes a few dark secrets concerning his past, including an aging step-father, the twisted truth of his paternity, and a daughter that he never knew existed.  Season two consists of six episodes and is available on Amazon Prime.

For the complete list of this year’s Indie Series Award nominations, check them out here.  The Indie Series Awards ceremony will be on Wednesday, April 12th in Burbank, California at The Colony Theatre in Burbank.

What do you think of the nominees from Studio City for the ISA Awards? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Kelly Ripa Launches Podcast on SiriusXM

Former All My Children stars Kelly Ripa (ex-Hayley) and Mark Consuelos (ex-Mateo) can add launching a podcast to their extensive resume through their production company, Milojo Productions, and Sirius XM.

According to Deadline, Ripa will host Let’s Talk Off Camera with Kelly Ripa, where she will have in-depth conversations with celebrity guests. Depending on the subject matter, a specialist or expert could also join the episode to provide insight.

In a statement on her new hosting gig and show, Ripa expressed: “After 23 years of interviewing celebrities, authors, musicians and experts on live TV, the big takeaway is that the most compelling and unfiltered conversations happen off camera. I have dreamed of a platform where I can have these honest talks without all the fuss and filter of a camera. Now SiriusXM has made my dream a reality with a podcast featuring friends, both old and new, discussing a variety of topics we all face in life, while getting deep with some experts’ views and advice along the way. Not another podcast, this is off camera!”

New episodes of Let’s Talk Off Camera with Kelly Ripa will be available every week on Stitcher, the SXM App, and all major podcast listening platforms beginning in March.

Kelly will be quite busy co-hosting the syndicated talk show Live with Kelly and Ryan, in addition to Let’s Talk Off Camera with Kelly Ripa.

So, will you check out Kelly’s new podcast? Hope she has some All My Children alum on as guests? Comment below.

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