'Facts of Life' star Charlotte Rae, dies at 92
Charlotte Rae was an amazing woman. Her career lasted six decades so she was a devoted actress. First, she stunned the audience as a housekeeper Edna Garrett playing on the sitcom Diff'rent Strokes. then she moved to the new role and played a wise and patient housemother on the sitcom "The Facts of Life". That one made her a famous star! All her fans know that she was even nominated for both the Tony and Emmy Awards twice. It's a big loss for contemporary sitcoms not to have such an incredibly charming actress anymore...
Charlotte Rae spent the last moments of her life at her Los Angeles home and peacefully passed away at age 92 with the family at her side. As to cause of death, it was not known immediately but Rae was diagnosed with bone cancer last year. Previously, she managed to beat pancreatic cancer in 2009. Unfortunately, you won't see her in any new tv series on TV. How did her career start? And what are the most surprising facts from her life? Continue reading!
In 1948, she dropped out of college and moved to New York City
She found work as a singer and stage actress there
Charlotte Rae Lubotsk, 92— RealGilbertACP (@RealGilbertACP) 6 sierpnia 2018
(Apr 22, 1926 - Aug 5, 2018)
Actress on stage, screen, radio & TV, “Car 54, Where Are You?”, “The Hot Rock”, “Queen of the Stardust Ballroom”, “HOT L BALTIMORE”, “Hair”, “Diff’rent Strokes”, “Hello, Larry”, Facts Of Life” and our guest on #GGACP Ep#122. pic.twitter.com/XbJSriAoMR
She attended Northwestern University and she met a lot of future stars
For example, she met Agnes Nixon, Charlton Heston, Paul Lynde, and Cloris Leachman
She won an Emmy nomination for her performance in "Queen of the Stardust Ballroom"
Her first Broadway musical was called "Three Wishes for Jamie"
After playing in "The Facts of Life" from 1979 to 1986, she returned to the stage
What a great life for Charlotte Rae who is gone at 92. RIP. Didn't like Facts of Life but loved Charlotte in Diffrent Strokers. (Todd Bridges is the loan Survivor of original cast). In 2005 She played a funny part in King of Queens. Great career, talented & kind lady. pic.twitter.com/5ha4kpc7iX— Jim Jax Sports/News (@JimJaxMedia) 6 sierpnia 2018
She received Tony nominations in 1966 for "Pickwick" and in 1969 for "Morning, Noon and Night"
~ RIP: Charlotte Rae originated the character of Edna Garrett in 1978 for NBC's Diff’rent Strokes and then went on to play her for seven seasons on the Facts of Life spinoff. In 1982, she received an Emmy nomination for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series. pic.twitter.com/8qP19GQV7a— Sam David Management (@BlackWorld36) 6 sierpnia 2018
She married a composer John Strauss in 1951
In 2015, Charlotte Rae wrote "The Facts of My Life," a memoir in which she recounted husband John Strauss' disclosure that he was bisexual and described how she dealt with the death of her son Andy, who had autism and epilepsy. https://t.co/0qLYgikDz2 (Photo: Getty Images) pic.twitter.com/uAgsTGLtuF— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) 6 sierpnia 2018