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After Success On "Everybody Loves Raymond" and "The Middle," Does Patricia Heaton Plan On Retiring?

by Cristina Corvino 1:13 PM, December 1, 2017
Aired December 4, 2017

Whenever Patricia Heaton visits our show, she's full of surprises! (Flashback to the time that she surprised Rach with an ALPACA named Twist.)

Let's take a moment to remember how adorable Twist is!
 


Well, during her most recent visit, Patricia surprised us with a fun fact! 

The comedic actress says she’s never turned down an acting role -- because she insists she’s only really gotten two major job offers during her 30 years in Hollywood.

Shocker, right?!

"I know two casting directors in town," she says with a laugh. "I’ve been in town for 30 years [and] I know two people."

The two jobs she’s referring to -- as you can probably guess -- include her role as Debra Barone on "Everybody Loves Raymond" and Frankie Heck on "The Middle," which is currently in its farewell season.

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And it’s no wonder that she’s only had two big offers. Both of her shows were long-running successes, providing her with steady, consistent work!

"My producer informed me there [are] only 15 shows [in the history of TV comedy] that have gone 200 or more [episodes]," the actress explains. "And I’ve been in two of them!"

What a feat! And if you think she plans on hanging her hat anytime soon, think again.

"I'm not [going to] retire! I’m going to croak right at this table," she jokes, referring to Rach’s kitchen table!

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In fact, the busy mom of four has various side projects going on, too!

Not only does she have a cookbook on the horizon, but she also recently designed a bracelet as part of her amazing work with World Vision, a global Christian humanitarian organization.

"There [are] 20 artisan women in India who make [the bracelet] who are now employed because of it," Patricia explains.

Amazing! And you can be a part of the incredible initiative, too.

If you contribute $100 to World Vision -- to the "Where It’s Most Needed" category -- you’ll receive a bracelet as a sign of appreciation!

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