Georgia Engel, star of 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show,' dies at 70

Lawrence Kim
April 16, 2019

In this Tuesday, July 31, 2018, file photo, actress Georgia Engel answers a question during a panel discussion on the PBS special "Betty White: First Lady of Television".

She also originated the role of Mrs. Tottendale in 2006 Broadway hit The Drowsy Chaperone.

Off-Broadway she was seen in Annie Baker's John at Signature Theatre for which she won an Obie Award, Uncle Vanya at Soho Rep, and, Will Eno's Middletown at Vineyard Theatre.

Georgia Engel, who played the charmingly innocent, small-voiced Georgette on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and amassed a string of other TV and stage credits, has died. The role won her two Emmy nominations.

Famous for her helium-high voice and sunny demeanor, Engel played Ted Baxter's ditzy girlfriend Georgette on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, joining the show in 1972 and remaining with it until the 1977 series finale. Her final TV role was a Season 2 episode of Netflix's One Day at a Time.

We send our thoughts and condolences to Georgia's loved ones during this hard time.

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