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Georgia Engel, Television And Broadway Star, Dies At 70

Georgia Engel at the Leonard Goldenson Theatre in 2008 (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Veteran television and broadway star Georgia Engel has died. She was 70 years old. The beloved actress enjoyed an incredible career on stage and screen that lasted almost 50 years.

Engle was cast as Georgette Franklin Baxter on The Mary Tyler Moore Show in 1972. She played the character until 1977 when the show ended. During that time, she garnered two Emmy Award nominations.

When the show ended, she teamed up with fellow Mary Tyler Moore Show co-star Betty White on The Betty White Show. The show lasted one season (1977-1978).

On Broadway, Engle was known for roles such as Mrs. Tottendale in The Drowsy Chaperone, The Boys From Syracuse, and My One and Only with Tommy Tune. She also played the role of Minnie Fay in Hello, Dolly! where she co-starred alongside Ethel Merman.

She also performed in Off-Broadway productions

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