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'Mary Tyler Moore Show' star Georgia Engel dead

IANS  |  Los Angeles 

Engel, who played the soft-spoken on "The Moore Show", is dead. She was 70.

died on Friday in Princeton,

John Quilty, Engel's friend and executor said that the cause of death is unknown, as was a Christian who did not consult doctors, reports nytimes.com.

was nominated twice for outstanding continuing performance by a supporting in a comedy series for her role as Georgette, girlfriend and later wife to Ted She joined "Mary Moore" in 1972, during its third season.

Engel had recurring roles as Pat MacDougall, the mother-in-law of Brad Garret's character, on three seasons of "Everybody Loves Raymond" from 2003-2005, as well as on "Hot in Cleveland" from 2012-2015.

Her work on "Everybody Loves Raymond" earned her three nominations for outstanding guest in a comedy series. Her most recent appearance was on Netflix's "One Day at a Time" as Sister Barbara.

Though she worked predominantly in television throughout her career, Engel began acting on stage, including off-Broadway and Broadway shows. Her film debut came with Milos Forman's first English-language film "Taking Off", which earned her a nomination for best actress.

In her later years, Engel returned to the stage, appearing in the 2006 Broadway production of "The Drowsy Chaperone," originating the role of Mrs.

Engel is survived by two sisters -- and

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First Published: Tue, April 16 2019. 11:30 IST
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