04/16/2014 10:30 am ET Updated Apr 16, 2014

Doris Roberts Opens Up About Her Life, Career, And Aging


Doris Roberts reunited with Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett, and Monica Horan in Las Vegas recently when the stars of Everybody Loves Raymond were inducted into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame. It is one more prize added to a slew of awards (among them five Emmys) earned by Roberts in a long, brilliant acting career that began 50 years ago on Broadway and includes, 43 major films and 96 television credits.

Her new movie, The Little Rascals Save the Day, is now available on Blu-ray and DVD. Her next film is Job’s Daughter, a crime drama. Roberts, who has homes in Los Angeles and Manhattan, met with Parade contributing editor Dotson Rader in her elegant duplex pied-a-terre overlooking Manhattan’s Central Park. The 88-year-old star offered drinks and cookies and then spoke candidly about her life and career, absent fathers and families, men, celebrity, and the current state of television.

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