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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!

Guiding Light

30 ‘Guiding Light’ Stars Set for Virtual ‘Daytime Stars and Strikes’ Benefit for Autism Society of America

Circle, Sunday, October 10th when 30 stars from the beloved Guiding Light are set to participate in the the 17th Annual Daytime Stars and Strikes virtual charity event for Autism, live on You Tube’s The Locher Room.

The four-hour livestream begins at 2:00 pm ET/11am PST.  The event will be co-hosted by Guiding Light’s Liz Keifer (Blake Marler), Jerry verDorn (Ross Marler), and Michael O’Leary (Rick Bauer) along with Alan Locher.

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Joining the foursome to help raise funds and awareness for the Autism Society of America are the following former Guiding Light cast members who are scheduled to appear including: Grant Aleksander, John Bolger, Jeff Branson, Bryan Buffinton, Jean Carol, Beth Chamberlin, Crystal Chappell, Jan Conklin, Ritchie Coster, Kassie DePaiva, Mark Derwin, Frank Dicopoulos, Aubrey Dollar, Beth Ehlers, Nicole Forester, Stephanie Gatschet, Ricky Paull Goldin, Melissa Hayden, Rick Hearst, Rebecca Hollen, Mart Hulswit, Crystal Hunt, Maeve Kinkead, Jessica Leccia, Fran Myers, Robert Newman, Sonia Satra, Tina Sloan, Rebecca Staab, Nancy St. Alban, Paul Anthony Stewart, Kimberley Simms, Michelle Ray Smith, Krista Tesreau, Gina Tognoni, Jordi Vilasuso, Michael Woods and Kim Zimmer.

You can watch the livestream here.   And to donate, and further information on the organization, click here.

So, excited to see this array of talent from Springfield come together to help raise awareness and needed funds for the Austism Society of America? Comment below.

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Dancing with the Stars

Cheryl Burke Tests Positive for COVID-19 Ahead of Tonight’s ‘Dancing with the Stars’

Dancing with the Stars’ Cheryl Burke announced via an emotional Instagram video on her account on Sunday that she was not feeling well, and tested positive for Covid-19.  Burke had been vaccinated and is another breakthrough Covid case.  Burke had been fully vaccinated via Moderna.

Burke’s diagnosis means that she must quarantine for the next ten days and will miss tonight’s second episode of the new season of the ballroom-dance competition series.  She has been partnered with Pelonton’s Cody Rigsby.

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How will Burke’s departure affect Rigsby in terms of the competition? ABC says it will address it on Monday’s night’s show.  However Good Morning America” reported that Rigsby has been tested for COVID-19, and if he comes back negative he will perform with an alternate pro dancer.

It is now also most certain that Burke will miss next week’s show as well.

In her post, Cheryl shared to her fans she was on her way to get a Covid test, then she shared after getting tested: “I am positive which means I have Covid.”

She went on to say, “It’s so overwhelming because it’s Sunday and the show’s tomorrow. I figured I should let you guys know since I’ve been as open and as a real and as vulnerable as I could be here.  I just hope I didn’t spread it. For those of you who don’t think COVID is a real thing, it’s f–king real, dude.”

The pro dancer also related how upset she was to let her celebrity partner, Cody Rigsby, down by having to exit the show for now.

So, what do you think about Burke’s exit from the series and her emotional message? You can watch it below. Then, share your thoughts via the comment section.

 

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General Hospital

Nancy Lee Grahn Debuted 25 Years Ago Today as General Hospital’s Alexis Davis

Back on September 26th, 1996, (25 years ago today!) the new character of Alexis Davis made her debut on ABC’s General Hospital, and brought to the iconic soap opera, the talents of Nancy Lee Grahn.

Grahn, had already made a name for herself with her captivating portrayal of lawyer Julia Wainwright Capwell on Santa Barbara for which she won a Supporting Actress Daytime Emmy in 1989, in a tie with AMC’s Debbi Morgan.

Back in April, General Hospital, marked this milestone with a special episode for Grahn, that could be remembered come next year’s Emmys.

Alexis, or shall we call her “Natasha”, was introduced on GH as the daughter of Mikkos Cassadine and his mistress, whose throat was slit by Helena Cassadine, which has played into Alexis’ story for many years to come.  At the time of her entrance to the show, Wendy Riche was GH’s executive producer.

Through the years, viewers have witnessed Grahn’s portrayal of: a tough legal eagle, an honest depiction of a woman battling the bottle, failed romances, while all the time being a loving and faithful mother to her three daughters, Sam, Molly, and Kristina.

Nancy won her second Supporting Actress Daytime Emmy, this time for her role as Alexis in 2012, and has been a multi-nominee in the Lead Actress category for her performances on the ABC daytime drama series.

Kate Grahn, Nancy’s daughter took to social media within the last few hours since we posted this story to share a video on how thankful she and her mom are to GH fans and Nancy’s time on the show which afforded her the ability to have and raise Kate.  Check that out below.

Here’s to Nancy for giving us 25 years of her on-screen work as Alexis!

Congratulate Nancy and tell us your favorite Alexis Davis moments via the comment section.

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