Doris May Roberts (b. November 4 1930, St. Louis, Missouri) is an Emmy Award-winning American actress, best known for playing Marie Barone on Everybody Loves Raymond.
Doris Roberts was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1930 (some sources erroneously cite 1929); her father deserted the family when Roberts was a child, and her mother, Ann Meltzer, raised Doris with the help of her Jewish-American family in The Bronx, New York. Roberts has never revealed her father's name.
Her acting career began in 1952 with a role on the TV series Studio One. She also appeared on such programs as The Naked City (1958-63), Ben Casey (1963), and The Defenders (1962 - 1963). In 1961, she made her film debut in Something Wild (1961) starring Carroll Baker. In 1968, she appeared in A Lovely Way to Die and No Way to Treat a Lady.
She also appeared in the 1970 cult film The Honeymoon Killers starring Shirley Stoler and Tony Lo Bianco. In 1971, Roberts appeared in three films, Otto Preminger's Such Good Friends,...
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Grandma's Boy is an American comedy film produced by Adam Sandler's production company Happy Madison in 2006. The film stars Allen Covert, a co-writer and co-producer.
Co-stars include Linda Cardellini, Nick Swardson, Shirley Jones, Joel Moore, and Shirley Knight, in addition to Sandler-film regulars Peter Dante, Jonathan Loughran, and Kevin Nealon. Doris Roberts (Everybody Loves Raymond) stars as "Grandma Lilly." Rob Schneider, David Spade, and professional wrestler Kevin Nash have cameo appearances.
The film follows 35-year old cannabis-smoking video game tester Alex, who is forced by circumstance (evicted) to move into the technology-free home of his grandmother and her elderly roommates. At work, he is the eldest of a horde of unruly virginal game testers and designers, including the neurotic Matrix fanboy, J.P. As a cover for his sleeplessness, Alex lies that he lives with insatiable hot chicks. Efficiency expert Samantha arrives to oversee the behind-schedule Eternal Death...
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star is a 2003 film directed by Sam Weisman.
Dickie Roberts is an eponymous former child star on a TV sitcom who shot to fame with his catch phrase "This is Nuckin' Futs!" Since his heyday, he has been reduced to parking cars at Morton's and going on Celebrity Boxing, where he gets beaten up by a heavily-tattooed Emmanuel Lewis. From the public's point of view, Dickie is a walking joke or "the washed up actor freak".
Dickie is so convinced that a new Rob Reiner movie in the works, Mr. Blake's Backyard, is his comeback vehicle, not even his agent's (Jon Lovitz) inability to get him an audition deters him. He pesters Tom Arnold at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting to hook him up with Reiner. After he is kicked out because he's not an alcoholic, Dickie fakes being wasted and crashes what turns out to be a Lamaze class. However, at the class is Brendan Fraser, who agrees to call Reiner for him.
Reiner bluntly tells Dickie that the part is not within his...
All Over the Guy is an American gay-themed romantic comedy film directed by Julie Davis in 2001.
All Over the Guy is about Eli (Dan Bucatinsky) and Tom (Richard Ruccolo). The film is told mostly in flashback, with Eli recounting his side to Esther (Doris Roberts), an HIV clinic worker as he waits for test results and Tom to a guy he meets at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. Tom is the adult child of emotionally distant alcoholic parents. Eli's parents are both psychologists who raised him to be emotionally open but ended up making him neurotic.
Tom and Eli are set up on a blind date by their best friends, Jackie (Sasha Alexander) and Brett (Adam Goldberg), who think they would be a perfect match. They're both looking for 'The One', but don't recognize it when they find it. On the date, a boring evening is broken up only by an amusing diatribe by Tom against the movie In & Out. A few days later they run into each other at a flea market and hit it off, winding up back at Eli's...,
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989, Warner Bros.) is a film directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik and produced by Warner Bros. It is the third installment in the National Lampoon Vacation series of movies.It stars Chevy Chase as Clark Griswold, Beverly D'Angelo as Ellen Griswold, Johnny Galecki as Rusty Griswold and a young Juliette Lewis as Audrey Griswold. Randy Quaid and Miriam Flynn reprise their roles as, respectively, "Cousin Eddie" and "Cousin Catherine," from the first National Lampoon's Vacation film. Other supporting roles are played by Brian Doyle-Murray (who also appeared in the original Vacation film, although in a different and smaller role), E. G. Marshall, Doris Roberts, John Randolph, Diane Ladd, Nicholas Guest, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, William Hickey, Mae Questel, Cody Burger, Ellen Hamilton Latzen and Sam McMurray.As head of his family, Clark W. Griswold attempts to follow American family Christmas traditions with elaborate Christmas lights and decorations on the...,
Rabbit Test is a 1978 comedy motion picture about the world's first pregnant man. Its title is derived from the rabbit test previously used to determine pregnancy.
Directed by Joan Rivers, Rabbit Test stars Billy Crystal as Lionel Carpenter, a night school teacher who has bad luck with women, remaining a virgin until his brash cousin Danny (Alex Rocco) sets him up with a one-night stand. Soon after this, Lionel starts feeling nauseous and throwing up, eventually doing so onto Segoynia Savaka (Joan Prather), one of his immigrant students. This turns out to be a blessing in disguise, as it gives him an excuse to ask her out on a date, and a romance develops.
When Lionel meets Segoynia's fortune-telling grandmother (played by Roddy McDowall in drag), she intuits that he is the world's first pregnant man. The rest of the film is a series of gags relating to his pregnancy and people's reactions to it. One sideplot has Lionel being pursued by the army, as the president is afraid of what...,
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (also known as The Taking of Pelham 123) is a thriller movie released in 1974. It stars Walter Matthau, Jerry Stiller, Martin Balsam and Robert Shaw; it was directed by Joseph Sargent, produced by Edgar J. Scherick, and was based on the novel of the same title by John Godey. Peter Stone wrote the screenplay, which takes its basics from the novel but is highly different in its approach, embracing a kind of NYC cynicism.Matthau portrays the cynical and grumpy Lieutenant Zachary Garber, a New York City Transit Authority policeman. His routine is interrupted by an unexpected hijacking of a subway train (on the number 6 line). The police are confused by the hijacking because:The police rush to deliver the ransom of one million dollars in unmarked bills of low denominations in an hour's time, dispatching a squad car for a frantic drive uptown from the financial district, as Lieutenant Rico Patrone (Jerry Stiller) attempts to negotiate by radio from transit...,
The Heartbreak Kid is a 1972 American film starring Charles Grodin, Jeannie Berlin, and Cybill Shepherd; the film was directed by Elaine May. A romantic black comedy, it follows Lenny, a New York Jew (Grodin) who meets and pursues Kelly, a gentile blonde bombshell (Shepherd) while on his honeymoon. His decision to dump his new wife (Berlin) to court this new love interest leads to a near-disastrous trip to Minnesota, where Kelly's father (Eddie Albert) is an unrelenting obstacle.
Both Jeannie Berlin and Eddie Albert were nominees for the 1973 Oscars as best supporting actors.
It is #91 on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs, a list of the funniest movies ever made.
Little Murders is a 1971 black comedy film starring Elliott Gould and Marcia Rodd about a girl (Rodd) who brings home her boyfriend (Gould) to meet her parents amidst a series of random shootings, garbage strikes and electrical outages ravaging the neighborhood and the family's severe dysfunction.
The film originated as a play written by cartoonist Jules Feiffer which he attempted to stage in New York City in 1967 but it lasted only seven performances. He staged another attempt, this time at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Europe which was much more successful. Feiffer brought the play back to the United States in 1969 where it was performed at the Circle in the Square in New York City with a cast that included Linda Lavin, Vincent Gardenia, Elliott Gould, Donald Sutherland, and David Steinberg.
Doris Roberts was born in St. Louis, Missouri, Missouri