An actress who is best remembered for the charmingly innocent character she played on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” has died. The AP reports that Georgia Engel, who played Georgette on the comedy series, died Friday in Princeton, N.J. She was 70.
The report cites Engel’s friend and executor John Quilty. “The cause of death was unknown because she was a Christian Scientist and didn’t see doctors, Quilty said Monday,” the AP reports.
“Engel also had recurring roles on ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ and ‘Hot in Cleveland,'” the report adds. “She was a five-time Emmy nominee, receiving two nods for the late Moore’s show and three for ‘Everybody Loves Raymond.’”
Engel’s agent, Jacqueline Stander, is quoted saying: “I know the world will be sad and sorry. She touched so many people.”
In a Twitter post, Valerie Bertinelli, one of the stars of “Hot in Cleveland,” wrote that Engel was “the sweetest, kindest, dearest woman. And crazy talented. I will miss her.”
Engel’s final credited TV appearance came last year in the Netflix series “One Day at a Time.”
Here’s a clip from “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” posted by MeTV …