John Quilty, her pal and executor informed The New York Occasions
that Engel died Friday in Princeton, New Jersey. The trigger was undetermined, Quilty informed the Occasions
, as a result of Engel, a Christian Scientist, didn’t seek the advice of docs.
Engel had a decades-long profession as a tv and stage actress. She was finest identified for her function on the 1970s sitcom “The Mary Tyler Moore Present,” for which she was nominated for 2 Emmy awards. She additionally acquired three Emmy nominations for her visitor function as Pat McDougall on “All people Loves Raymond.”
Engel was the daughter of a US Coast Guard admiral, and rising up she moved many occasions throughout the US. After graduating school, she packed her baggage for New York, the place she landed her first function on stage in an Off-Broadway musical, and afterward as Minnie Fay within the Broadway manufacturing of “Good day, Dolly!” based on Turner Traditional Motion pictures.
a visitor function on “The Mary Tyler Moore Present,” however quickly captured the hearts of each the viewers and her fellow forged members and continued to look on the present because the girlfriend — and later spouse — of TV newsman Ted Baxter, performed by Ted Knight.
When that present led to 1977, she appeared in just a few extra short-lived sitcoms and made appearances in motion pictures like “Dr. Dolittle 2” and “The Sweetest Factor” earlier than touchdown the function in “All people Loves Raymond.”