Jane Sibbett

  1. Patricia Heaton, Everybody Loves Raymond, TV, 1996-2005.  The network. CBS, wanted Sibbett as Mrs Ray. She knew she was totally wrong: a Californian blonde cowgirl as a Lynbrook, New York housefrau?  But she signed the deal and then suggested Heaton better fitted the profile. And t the Raymond, stand-up Ray Romano, agreed: Heaton more closely resembled how he saw his tele-wife.  Besides, she was the only actress willing to kiss him during the auditions!And Heaton  played Debra for all but one of the 210 episodes.  And apart from, a ten appearances  in Friends, Sibbett never got so close to a hit series again.

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