‘The Facts Of Life’ Star Charlotte Rae Dead At 92


Charlotte Rae, whose role as lovable house mother Mrs. Garrett on The Facts of Life charmed a TV generation, has died.

In April 2017 Rae announced she had been diagnosed with bone cancer after having survived pancreatic cancer seven years earlier.

Rae shared many of her Hollywood experiences - including 44 years of sobriety and discovering that her husband, John Strauss, was bisexual - in her memoir, The Facts of My Life, released in 2015. (Jessica Biel and Leonardo DiCaprio are now eyeing a reboot of the series.) Rae earned an Emmy nomination in 1982 for her performance in the series but lost to Carol Kane for Taxi.

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Stage work was a passion for Rae, who in NY had appeared in a landmark production of Kurt Weill's "Threepenny Opera" and as Mammy Yokum in the hit musical "L'il Abner".

Before starring on "Facts", Rae made a name for herself playing "The Twitch" on the "Phil Silvers Show" and the role of Sylvia Schnauzer on "Car 54, Where are You?".

Celebrated stage and screen actress Charlotte Rae died on Sunday at her home in Los Angeles. I'm feeling so terrific and so glad to be above ground. 'My mother, sister, and my uncle died of pancreatic cancer. Now I have to figure out whether I want to go have treatment again or opt for life, ' she continued. "You were loved by everyone on our show and you were loved by everyone on the facts of life will miss you "My heart is full of Pain" Rest in peace my friend".

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"I had lovely wigs", Rae said. In 1979, she was cast as the beloved Edna Garrett on the show The Facts of Life, and she stayed on until 1986 (the show was cancelled two years later). She played the same character heading up at an all-girls boarding school. "ER", "Pretty Little Liars" and "Girl Meets World", as well as a regular gig voicing "Nanny" in the animated "101 Dalmations: The Series" from 1997 to 1998, as well as appearances in movies like "Bananas" and "Ricki and the Flash". She was remembered fondly by her co-star Todd Bridges.

According to Deadline, a reboot of "The Facts of Life" is in early stages at Sony Pictures TV.

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