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Georgia Engel Remembered by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Betty White, Patricia Heaton: ‘Light Is Out’

The Wrap Tuesday, 16 April 2019
Stars of the stage and screen have paid tribute to actress Georgia Engel, who died last week in Princeton, New Jersey, at age 70.

The Emmy nominee was known for her roles on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “Everybody Loves Raymond,” as well as broadway hit “The Drowsy Chaperone.”

“A light is out, and what can we do but be grateful for what she gave us,” tweeted “Hamilton” and “Mary Poppins Returns” star Lin-Manuel Miranda.

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“Georgia was one of a kind and the absolute best,” Betty White said in a statement.

“I am in shock – Georgia was an absolute angel – so dear, so sweet, so talented. God bless you Georgia!” her “Everybody Loves Raymond” co-star Patricia Heaton tweeted. “One of my favorite episodes was when Robert catches Pat smoking – she was just brilliant!”

Another “Raymond” co-star, Phil Rosenthal, tweeted: “To our dear sweet friend, we’ll love and miss you and your brilliant talent always.”

Engel was also known for appearing on “The Love Boat,” and playing Mamie on “Hot in Cleveland” alongside White, who she previously knew from “The Betty White Show.”

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See below for more tweets honoring Engel.

A light is out, and what can we do but be grateful for what she gave us #RIPGeorgiaEngel https://t.co/04RRaFwRbP

— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) April 16, 2019

One of my favorite episodes was where Robert catches Pat smoking – she was just brilliant!

— Patricia Heaton (@PatriciaHeaton) April 16, 2019

RIP Georgia Engel. Grew up watching her kill it on The Mary Tyler Moore Show (she was one of my mom's favorite characters) and I was genuinely delighted to see her on stage in NY a few years ago in Annie Baker's great Uncle Vanya, her layered comic acting perfectly Chekhovian.

— James Urbaniak (@JamesUrbaniak) April 16, 2019

When we performed The Drowsy Chaperone at the NAMT Festival in 2004, Georgia Engel played the dotty dowager Mrs. Tottendale, a role she would go on to play on Broadway and beyond. Her innocent, childlike delivery of the most absurd lines had the audience howling,

— Bob Martin (@drstorper) April 16, 2019

I have never met anyone who was less like anyone else than Georgia Engel. #RIPGeorgiaEngel #TheDrowsyChaperone pic.twitter.com/OQHQNFIFml

— Bob Martin (@drstorper) April 16, 2019

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

“You pray for someone like her to come along.” R.I.P. Georgia Engel, who has died at age 70 https://t.co/GqEQd7cMp8

— Michael Paulson (@MichaelPaulson) April 16, 2019

#GeorgiaEngel-a gentle Master of https://t.co/NyeYCPFehR daughter just saw her on an ep of #OneDayAtATime & not knowing who she was,asked why she got a lot of entrance https://t.co/gYfxbZpjex:“Because she’s a beloved actress who’s been making people laugh for many years.”???????????? https://t.co/1mDCnGLVqB

— Donna Murphy (@DMurphyOfficial) April 16, 2019

RIP @GeorgiaEngel. Say hi to Mary & Ted, #Georgette

— Judy Gold ???????? (@JewdyGold) April 16, 2019

Georgia Engel and I met at a party in Hollywood. I told her how much I loved her in Will Eno’s Middletown. She said thanks & we struck up a friendship that lasted 10 years. We spent that evening eating cake and showing each other pictures of our cats. Rest In Peace, dear friend.

— Nick Westrate (@westratenick) April 16, 2019

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News video: 'Mary Tyler Moore Show' Star Georgia Engel Dead at 70

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'Mary Tyler Moore Show' Star Georgia Engel Dead at 70 According to Engel's friend and executor, John Quilty, the actress died on Friday in Princeton, New Jersey. As a Christian Scientist, Engel didn't believe in going to the doctor, making her cause of death unknown at this time. She was best known...

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