Roberts was hospitalized after collapsing on Christmas Eve and later positioned on a ventilator. On Jan. 3, her publicist, Mike Pingel, mistakenly introduced her dying to the media, main a number of information shops to prematurely publish obituaries, solely to learn that she was nonetheless alive. Pingel later attributed the error to a communication error between himself and O’Brien.
After starring in a couple of movies, Roberts’ declare to fame arrived in 1980, when she changed Shelley Hack on the fifth season of Charlie’s Angels. One in every of her most memorable roles of all time got here in 1985, when she starred as Bond lady Stacey Sutton reverse Roger Moore in A View to Kill. Roberts additionally acted in movies reminiscent of The Beastmaster, Sheena: Queen of the Jungle, and Physique Slam.
She finally grew to become identified to an entire new technology when she starred as Midge Pinciotti, Donna’s (Laura Prepon) kooky mom, on That ’70s Show. Her final look on display screen was in an episode of Showtime’s 2005 comedy Barbershop.
Roberts is survived by O’Brien and her sister, Barbara Chase.