The Untold Story of Patricia Heaton

Patricia Heaton ranks among the actresses who have appeared in the most American sitcoms, alongside stars such as Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Valerie Bertinelli.

For nine years on “Everybody Loves Raymond,” she played the calm suburban mother, Debra Barone, who kept the chaos in the family under control.

Heaton also played Frankie Heck, a working mother struggling to support three different children, on the endearing sitcom “The Middle” for an additional nine years.