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‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’ Actress Georgia Engel Dead At 70

The Mary Tyler Moore Show’ Actress Georgia Engel Dead At 70
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Apr. 16 2019, Updated 1:39 p.m. ET

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Georgia Engel, the actress best known for her role in The Mary Tyler Moore Show, has died.

As has learned, the 70-year-old passed away on Friday, April 12, in Princeton, New Jersey.

Her friend and executor, John Quilty, told The New York Times that the known Christian Scientist did not consult doctors on her final days, and her cause of death is still undetermined.

After starting her acting career on Broadway, Engel went on to star in various sitcoms and films. Throughout the years, she came to be known for her high-pitched voice and sweet personality.

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Betty White, who was a longtime friend of Engel’s a who starred with her in The Mary Tyler Moore Show, once described her during a 2012 interview as “one of a kind and the absolute best.”

“You don’t get a chance very often in your life to meet a friend like Georgia, let alone an actress that you’re working with, and to suddenly find pure gold. That’s a privilege,” White, 97, told TV Land at the time.

Engel last projects consisted of guest roles in shows like The Office and Two and a Half Men.

R.I.P. Georgia Engel.


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