Emmy Award-winning actress who played Raymond's mother, Marie Barone, on the television series Everybody Loves Raymond.
She trained and gained experience in acting at HB Studio in Greenwich Village, New York City.
She starred in the 2012 film Madea's Witness Protection.
She married Michael Cannata in 1956, and the couple had a son in 1957.
She starred in Everybody Loves Raymond, which featured Ray Romano as the lead character.