Georgia Engel — who rose to fame as gentle-spoken Georgette Franklin on The Mary Tyler Moore Gift — reportedly died on Friday in Princeton, N.J., at the age of 70.
“She was in actuality an angel and blessed us with fancy, laughter, and grace,” Jackie Stander, her friend and agent tells EW. “Her and her household demand of prayers in her name from Christian Scientist, Mary Baker Eddy, as they’ve a closed household funeral. She handed on Friday, April 12, 2019.”
Engel’s friend and executor John Quilty says the disclose off was undetermined because the actress, who was a Christian Scientist, didn’t search the advice of doctors, The New York Times reported Monday.
The actress has acknowledged her MTM role was supposed to be a one-episode customer disclose, however Engel went on to appear in virtually 60 episodes of the tip-rated comedy. After MTM ended in 1977, she continued to work with costar Betty White on The Betty White Gift and, extra no longer too lengthy ago, on Sizzling in Cleveland. Over the decades she looked on everything from The Delight in Boat to Mork & Mindy to Fantasy Island to Coach to Passions. She had a routine role on All americans Loves Raymond from 2003 to 2005, and was nominated for an Emmy every of the three seasons she looked on the sitcom. (She beforehand got two nominations for her work on MTM.)
Most no longer too lengthy ago, she looked on a 2018 episode of Netflix’s no longer too lengthy ago canceled One Day at a Time.
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