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Published 2018-08-06
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'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

In 1948, she dropped out of college and moved to New York City

She found work as a singer and stage actress there

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"

In the early '60s, she played in the TV comedy "Car 54, Where Are You?"

Her first Broadway musical was called "Three Wishes for Jamie"

She found work as a singer and stage actress there

After playing in "The Facts of Life" from 1979 to 1986, she returned to the stage

She received Tony nominations in 1966 for "Pickwick" and in 1969 for "Morning, Noon and Night"

She married a composer John Strauss in 1951

The couple had two sons, Larry and Andrew

She attended Northwestern University and she met a lot of future stars

The actress struggled with excessive drinking when her husband revealed he had been cheating on her with ... other men

The couple divorced in 1976 but they managed to remain friends

For example, she met Agnes Nixon, Charlton Heston, Paul Lynde, and Cloris Leachman

She was the voice of a character in "Tom and Jerry: The Movie" in 1992

The last film she played in was "Ricki and the Flash" with Meryl Streep in 2015

That year she also released her autobiography "The Facts of My Life"

"She was so sweet, funny, wise, lovely, and brilliant. She will be so missed. Rest In Peace Sweet Charlotte Rae" - say her friends

R.I.P. Charlotte

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