Television shows are not what they used to be. While there is plenty to binge watch these days, we will always remember the classics.
“The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” which ran from 1970-1977, is one such classic that we will always hold near and dear to our hearts.
Her cause of death is unknown at this time, but her friend and executor John Quilty told The New York Times that Engel didn’t consult with doctors.
Engel was probably most known for her role as Georgette Franklin, but there was more to the actress than her days making the audience laugh on the “Mary Tyler Moore Show” set.
According to People, Engel made her acting debut on the stage, beginning with the Broadway show “Hello Dolly!” in 1969. Though she didn’t have much of a role then, her career grew.
Nominated for multiple Primetime Emmy awards for her comedic performances, Engel continued tickling funny bones over the years through the characters she played on many different TV shows.
From “The Betty White Show” to “Everybody Loves Raymond,” she never failed to give every appearance on screen her very best.
She even made a few appearances on “The Office,” playing the role of Irene, an elderly retiree who charms Ed Helms’ character during the 2012 Florida episodes.
“Although I play silly parts, in order for others to share in the laughter I think it’s important to have a heart that’s full of joy and gratitude,” Engel said, according to IMDB.
“Joy is a very holy thing and we can never own it,” she continued. “We can only reflect it.”
She’s an excellent example of this, as she truly brought joy to so many.
“Georgia was one of a kind and the absolute best,” Betty White said of Engel through a spokeswoman, according to The New York Times.
We will certainly miss her “absolute best,” her iconic sweet voice and the smile that went on for miles. Rest in peace, Georgia. And thank you for sharing your smile with the world.
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