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Charlotte Rae

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Birthday
22, 1926
Birthplace
Milwaukee, WI
Death Date
Aug 5, 2018 (92)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
22, 1926
Birthplace
Milwaukee, WI
Death Date
Aug 5, 2018 (92)

About

After six decades of television, she became known for playing Edna Garrett on the sitcoms Diff'rent Strokes and The Facts of Life.

Before Fame

She dropped out of Northwestern University and moved to New York City, where she sang in nightclubs and the theater.

Trivia

She was nominated for a Tony Award for her work in Pickwick and another one for her acting in Morning, Night, and Noon.

Family Life

She was married to composer John Strauss until his death in 2011. She had two children: Larry and Andrew.

Associated With

She was a longtime co-star to Gary Coleman on the television series Diff'rent Strokes.