• Georgia Engel of ‘Mary Tyler Moore Show' fame dead at 70

    By: Shelby Lin Erdman, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    Actress Georgia Engel, best-known for her work on the hit “Mary Tyler Moore Show” in the 1970s died Friday in Princeton, New Jersey, at the age of 70, according to news reports.

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    Engel, with her soft-spoken voice and perfect comic timing, was nominated twice for her work as Georgette on the show.


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    She played parts in numerous television shows over her career, including “Everybody Loves Raymond” and “Hot in Cleveland.”

    A friend of actress told The New York Times that Engel’s cause of death was undetermined because she was a Christian Scientist and did not see doctors.

    She was born in Washington, D.C. and graduated from high school in Bethesda, Maryland. She earned a college degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and is survived by two sisters.

     


     

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