Doris Roberts

So sorry to have learned today of the passing of Doris Roberts over the weekend. I had, on several occasions, been able to chat with her just while out and about in town, and she was always patient and gracious. And to watch her work…what a privilege! I attended many tapings of Everybody Loves Raymond and no one could deliver a line with an icy stare that brought the house down like she could. (In fact, she once did bring the house down literally when she ran a car through the wall of the set for one of the episodes!)

I wrote about Doris here on my blog just last year (CLICK HERE to see that post) after I was able to share with her this painting I had done of the cast back in 2005 – a parody of Norman Rockwell’s Freedom From Want painting. She loved it, just like anyone’s grandmother would have.


Ray Romano
“Everybody Loves Raymond” in watercolor based on Norman Rockwell’s “Freedom From Want” painting.