Just like the rest of us, Lady Gaga was a huge fan of Doris Roberts, the iconic Everybody Loves Raymond actor, who died on Sunday night (April 17) at 90.
Not only did Roberts win over the hearts of America as Raymond's hilarious mother Marie Barone on the comedy, but she captured Mother Monster's heart as well. In a guest column for The Hollywood Reporter, Everybody Loves Raymond creator Phil Rosenthal remembers his last moment with Roberts.
"The last time I saw her, my wife and I took her to see Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett at the Hollywood Bowl," Rosenthal writes, going on:
"We had a lovely time and we went backstage and we met Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, and Lady Gaga gushed all over. She couldn't believe she was meeting Doris. She loved Doris. She watched the show and was a fan and that was something, because here's somebody that you wouldn't expect to be an Everybody Loves Raymond fan or a Marie Barone fan.
We were very lucky. We had a notoriously close cast and crew, so this is really a death in the family."
Go back with us and watch this archival footage of Gaga talking about her early music: