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Doris Roberts

Doris Roberts

Photo credit: David Weininger

The Age of Unreason
Written by Jay Christian

When I met Doris for the first time, she was a bit edgy and seemed to have a lot on her mind. I learned later in the interview that she had the flu, yet she didn't cancel our meeting and felt that this story was of great importance and needed to be brought to the attention of others. I promised a good article and she was very grateful . 

Her story at the time-
​Everybody Loves Raymond actress Doris Roberts, 74, is lashing out at Hollywood, revealing all about the injustices she claims go on behind the scenes. She is taking a stance to try to prevent ageism in Hollywood.

“According to Hollywood, 40 is getting old. And if you are a woman in Hollywood who is 40 and fat, you’re finished!" Doris says angrily.

“There are writers in their 40s and Hollywood doesn’t think they can write about youth. Directors, producers and actors are feeling the discrimination also, but would you tell Einstein to stop what he was doing because he was too old? It’s insanity," she said with concern.

“Most of the decisions that are made in Hollywood are from younger people. The youth market has taken over. When you don’t see in any media a woman over the age of 40, unless she is selling Depend undergarments or Viagra, you know there’s a problem.”

Doris stresses that anyone over the age of 40 is regarded by executives and casting directors as useless.

“I want the word “old” struck from our vocabulary. I’m not an “old” woman, I’m an older woman. My brain is functioning perfectly- better than it ever has in my life. I’m healthy and I have wisdom. I’ve lived 74 years. Why should I be stopped?" she asks.

Last year Doris won her fourth best supporting actress Emmy Award, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, continued getting acting roles and wrote a book of her memoirs, called Are You Hungry, Dear?

“I’m functioning better than I ever have in my life,” she says, “Why should I be stopped or denied the ability to continue living my life? When you’re over 40 you are at your best. You’ve lived, you’ve experienced, you have choices. But Hollywood doesn’t see it that way. They want to airbrush us right out of society."

“There are no parts in Hollywood for women over 40. They don’t feel mothers or grandmothers are worth looking at- like we have no influence on people.”

Doris says there are so many older actors desperately seeking work that more than 100 tried out for Doris’ role as Marie on Everybody Loves Raymond.

“I know a lot of great actors over the age of 40 who are out of work and going through age discrimination. They complain of no jobs. Many older actors are scrounging for work- and no one should have to do that,” she said with concern.

Doris explains that because of the increased rejection, most become depressed and just give up. “A lot of people in this world, when they get older they give up, they give in, and they settle. They have to be taught not to do that,” she said.

“I’m at a place in my life where I am courageous. I know who I am, I know how good I am, I’m on a hit show, I’m vital, I’m very involved with a lot of things. And just look at what I’m doing at my age! I have more energy than anyone on the Raymond set," Doris said proudly.

Her words of wisdom to everyone, "People can learn from older actors. And I learn something new every day of my life!" * 


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