Published: Tue, April 16, 2019
Arts&Culture | By Matthew Castillo

Georgia Engel, 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show' Emmy Nominee, Dead at 70

Georgia Engel, 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show' Emmy Nominee, Dead at 70

Actress Georgia Engel, who starred as Georgette Franklin Baxter in "The Mary Tyler Moore Show", died Friday, according to The New York Times.

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report the passing of veteran stage and screen actor, Georgia Engel.

Engel also appeared in TV hits Everybody Loves Raymond, Coach, The Betty White Show, and Hot in Cleveland.

John Quilty, her friend and executor, told the publication that the cause of death was undetermined because Georgia, who was a Christian Scientist, did not consult doctors.

Engel was the daughter of a US Coast Guard admiral, and growing up she moved many times across the US.

She also originated the role of Mrs. Tottendale in 2006 Broadway hit The Drowsy Chaperone.

Engel proved popular with viewers and, during her five years on the show, viewers saw Georgette and Ted marry and adopt a child before going on to have one of their own.

After that series ended, she teamed up with former Mary Tyler Moore Show co-star Betty White for The Betty White Show during its first and only (1977-1978) season. She was best known for her role on the 1970s sitcom "The Mary Tyler Moore Show", for which she was nominated for two Emmy awards.

Engel had a decades-long career as a television and stage actress.

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