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Georgia on my mind?!....RIP: Georgia Engel [ 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show' ].........
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: April 15, 2019 10:32PM
.....70....


Georgia Engel, Mary Tyler Moore and Raymond Co-Star, Dead at 70

....Comedic actress Georgia Engel, a five-time Emmy nominee from her years on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Everybody Loves Raymond, has died at the age of 70.

Engel passed away on Friday in Princeton, New Jersey, according to The New York Times. No cause of death has been revealed.

Famous for her helium-high voice and sunny demeanor, Engel played Ted Baxter’s ditzy girlfriend Georgette on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, joining the show in 1972 and remaining with it until the 1977 series finale. Georgette would go on to marry Ted, and Engel earned a pair of Emmy nominations in the role. She went on to join her Mary Tyler Moore Show co-star Betty White on White’s self-titled CBS sitcom, and play a memorable role as Howard’s wife Shirley on the ABC comedy Coach.

More recently, Engel joined the cast of the CBS hit Everybody Loves Raymond as Robert’s mother-in-law Pat, scoring three straight Emmy nominations for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series from 2003 to 2005. Engel also reunited with White once again on TV Land’s Hot in Cleveland, along with appearances on Passions, The Office and Two and a Half Men. Her final TV role was a Season 2 episode of Netflix’s One Day at a Time.



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Re: Georgia on my mind?!....RIP: Georgia Engel [ Mary Tyler Moore Show ].........
Posted by: vision63
Date: April 15, 2019 10:55PM
She was a delightful actress that was always fun to watch. She seemed like a sweetheart which I bet she was.
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Re: Georgia on my mind?!....RIP: Georgia Engel [ Mary Tyler Moore Show ].........
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: April 16, 2019 12:24AM
I would have guessed she was older.



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Re: Georgia on my mind?!....RIP: Georgia Engel [ 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show' ].........
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: April 16, 2019 07:07AM
The real story. She was a Broadway stalwart.
[www.playbill.com]

Though perhaps best known for her work on such sitcoms as The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Everybody Loves Raymond (earning a total of five Emmy nominations between the two), Ms. Engel began her career on Broadway, as a replacement in the original production of Hello, Dolly!. At the age of 21, she played millinery shop assistant Minnie Fay, sharing the stage with both Phyllis Diller and Ethel Merman in the title role.

After Hello, Dolly! closed, Ms. Engel appeared in John Guare’s The House of Blue Leaves Off-Broadway, and through a series of specific circumstances, found her way on the small screen as The Mary Tyler Moore Show’s Georgette Franklin Baxter. As Ms. Engel recalls, a fire at the Truck and Warehouse Theater had caused the production to move—full cast in tact—from Off-Broadway to Los Angeles. While attending a ballet class in Hollywood, she met Moore, who said she had seen her in the play and loved it. “Six months later,” Ms. Engel told Playbill in 2006, “I was collecting unemployment in New York and got asked to do a three-day role [on The Mary Tyler Moore Show].”

Though she had initially only filmed a small debut role over the course of three days, Moore invited Ms. Engel into the “MTM Family” shortly thereafter—“before anybody had negotiated—not that I was hard to get,” Ms. Engel later said.

After a handful of additional TV stints, including The Betty White Show, Goodtime Girls, and Jennifer Slept Here, Ms. Engel returned to Broadway, again as a replacement, in My One and Only. She would appear on the Great White Way twice more—in the revival of The Boys From Syracuse in 2002, and then as Mrs. Tottendale in 2006’s The Drowsy Chaperone.

She continued to grace the stage into her 60s, earning a Drama Desk Award nomination for Annie Baker’s John, playing the eccentric countess in the world premiere of the Roman Holiday musical, and, most recently, starring as a kindergarten teacher with a gangsta rap alter ego in Half Time at Paper Mill Playhouse.

Ms. Engel had a penchant for comedy, finding the heart and humor in her roles and cherishing them in others. “I love things where I can laugh and cry both,” she told Playbill while appearing in The Drowsy Chaperone. “I think everybody loves that—where there’s poignancy as well as tremendous laughter.

“I just so love good comedy that I love just being in the presence of someone who is a master at it.”

Ms. Engel was born July 28, 1948, in Washington. She is survived by sisters Robin Engel and Penny Lusk.
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Re: Georgia on my mind?!....RIP: Georgia Engel [ 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show' ].........
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: April 16, 2019 12:42PM
Saw her just last year in Roman Holiday. Guess she went quickly, which isn’t necessarily bad.
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Re: Georgia on my mind?!....RIP: Georgia Engel [ 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show' ].........
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: April 16, 2019 01:16PM
R.I.P.

Seventy seems young these days. Maybe because I'm soon to be sixty-one! smiley-shocked003

I remember her from her MTM days, and just recently while binge watching The Office. She looked so old I was wondering if she was ill, but her voice was that same unique sound from the early days.



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