Jodie Sweetin has the kindest words for her Full House grandma, Doris Roberts

Apr 19, 2016 at 12:24 p.m. ET
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Many actors have been paying sweet tributes to Doris Roberts since her death on Sunday, including Jodie Sweetin, whose career crossed paths with Roberts' briefly during her days on Full House.

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"I'm sad to hear of her passing," Sweetin told Entertainment Tonight after her most recent performance on Dancing With the Stars. "She will always be a piece of Full House history. We always think that everyone in this business sort of lives on eternally, that they're always there, and when we lose them, it's really sad."

Roberts appeared on Full House in 1989, during an episode in Season 3. She played Claire Tanner, grandmother to Sweetin's character, Stephanie Tanner, when Sweetin was only 7 years old.

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Roberts was widely known and beloved for her role as the overbearing mother on Everybody Loves Raymond, but she had numerous other TV and film roles. Former Dancing With the Stars contestant Kim Fields also shared her memories of Roberts.

"Doris and I, our paths crossed very briefly but wonderfully," Fields told ET. "I just loved her. I'm just so grateful for all her amazing performances. Not just on Everybody Loves Raymond, but on Remington Steele [and in] her movies."

She continued, "I'm grateful for her gifts that she gave. She was just a wonderful example of not only a consummate professional but a diverse actress."

Roberts, who won five Emmy awards throughout her career, died on Sunday in Los Angeles at 90 years old.

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