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

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

Beloved actress Charlotte Rae, known for "The Facts of Life" and "Diff'rent Strokes" died Sunday, Entertainment Weekly reported.

In an interview with HuffPost in 2016, Rae said she never got exhausted of hearing people yell "Mrs. Garrett!" whenever they saw her. "About seven years ago, I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer - which is a miracle that they found it because usually, it's too late".

As Edna Garrett, the witty housekeeper from "Diff'rent Strokes", Rae managed to steal the hearts of millions - so much, in fact, that she later earned her own spinoff.

In 2015 Charlotte released a tell-all memoir, The Facts of Life, where she opened up about being sober for 44 years and when she discovered her husband John Strauss was bisexual.

More recently, she appeared on TV's "ER", "Pretty Little Liars" and "Girl Meets World", and her last role came in 2015, opposite Meryl Streep in the movie "Ricki and the Flash". I will continue to make you proud. I love life. I've had a wonderful one already.

She added: 'I love life.

Her star climbed as she took on several starring roles on Broadway, garnering a Tony nomination alongside an Emmy nomination.

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The Tony and Emmy nominated actress appeared on the popular 1980s sitcom The Facts of Life for almost 10 years, sharing her personal struggles with the writers for the show to keep things realistic.

Rae was a survivor - after losing her mother and her sister to pancreatic cancer, she opted to be screened early and beat cancer.

Edna Garrett provided kind if sometimes wry counsel to her Facts of Life charges on a series that was praised for dealing with sensitive teenage issues such as sex, drug use, eating disorders and peer pressure.

Running from 1979 to 1988, "The Facts of Life" was also a hit and cast Mrs. Garrett as the housemother at an all-girls school dorm. She started her 60-year career in stand-up comedy and went on to work in television, appearing on "The Phil Silvers Show" and "Car 54, Where Are You?". "It's just kind of a bonus", she said in a 1984 interview. "If you saw it, you remember her reaching for Treat Williams". "Rest In Peace Sweet Charlotte Rae".

"Different Strokes would not have been the same without you #CharlotteRae".

The star leaves behind her two sons Larry and Andrew Strauss.

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