Actress Georgia Engel, perhaps best known for portraying Georgette on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” has died.
Engel’s friend and executor, John Quilty, said she died on Friday, April 12, in Princeton, New Jersey, according to The Associated Press.
Quilty said the cause of death remains unknown.
Engel died aged 70.
“I know the world will be sad and sorry. She touched so many people,” said her agent, Jacqueline Stander.
Besides playing the soft-spoken Georgette on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” Engel had roles in “Everybody Loves Raymond,” and “Hot in Cleveland.”
Her prolific career included guest appearances on a variety of series, including “The Love Boat,” “Fantasy Island,” “Coach,” and “Two and a Half Men.”
She had been nominated five times for the Primetime Emmy award.
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She was “the sweetest, kindest, dearest woman. And crazy talented. I will miss her,” Valerie Bertinelli, who starred in “Hot in Cleveland,” said in a Twitter post.
Georgia Engel was the sweetest, kindest, dearest woman. And crazy talented.
I will miss her.
— Valerie Bertinelli (@Wolfiesmom) April 16, 2019
Television writer and producer Phil Rosenthal, who is best known as the creator, writer, and executive producer of the sitcom “Everybody Loves Raymond,” shared condolences on Twitter, saying: “To our dear sweet friend, we’ll love and miss you and your brilliant talent always.”
To our dear sweet friend, we’ll love and miss you and your brilliant talent always.https://t.co/q478u2aJXW
— Phil Rosenthal (@PhilRosenthal) April 16, 2019
“Very sad news: the wonderful 5-time Emmy Award-nominee, Georgia Engel has died at 70. R.I.P.,” wrote “Murder, She Wrote” star Angela Lansbury.
Very sad news: the wonderful 5-time Emmy Award-nominee, Georgia Engel has died at 70. R.I.P…. pic.twitter.com/c6I0ihAbpa
— Angela Lansbury News (@_AngelaLansbury) April 16, 2019
Engel’s final credited television appearance came last year in the Netflix series “One Day at a Time.”
Funeral services for Engel, whose survivors include her sisters Robin Engel and Penny Lusk, will be private, Quilty said.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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Author: Tom Ozimek