Published On: Tue, Apr 16th, 2019

Georgia Engel, ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’s’ Georgette, Dies At 70

Georgia Engel, the angel-voiced actress who played Georgette Franklin Baxter on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, has died. Engel’s cause of death was unknown because she was a Christian Scientist and didn’t consult doctors, her friend and executor John Quilty told The New York Times. Georgia Engel was 70 years old.

Engel, a five-time Emmy nominee, was best known for her role as Georgette, the soft-spoken girlfriend and eventual wife on Ted Baxter (Ted Knight) on The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Engel joined the cast of The Mary Tyler Moore Show in 1972 during its third season and remained on the show until its 1977 finale. She was just 24 years old when she joined the hit sitcom.

In a 2007 interview with The Toronto Star, Georgia Engel said her role on The Mary Tyler Moore Show was originally supposed to be a one-off scene.

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Georgia Engel, ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’s’ Georgette, Dies At 70