'The Facts of Life' star Charlotte Rae dead at 92

'The Facts of Life' star Charlotte Rae dead at 92

Charlotte Rae, the actress, singer and comedienne who won acclaim on Broadway and was best known for her starring role as a girls boarding school housemother on US television's "The Facts of Life" from 1979 to 1986, has died at the age of 92.

In an April 2017 statement, Rae said, "At 91, every day is a birthday".

Rae beat pancreatic cancer around 2010 and was diagnosed with bone cancer seven years later.

Born Charlotte Rae Lubotsky, she was best known for her role as beloved housemother Edna Garrett, who first appeared on "Diff'rent Strokes" in 1978 before earning her own spinoff, "The Facts of Life", the following year.

Actress Kim Fields, actor Todd Bridges, actresses Lisa Whelchel, Charlotte Rae, TV hosts Cristina Ferrare and Mark Steines attend Hallmark's Home and Family "Facts Of Life Reunion" at Universal Studios Backlot on February 12, 2016 in Universal City, California. She received an Emmy Award nomination as best actress in a comedy in 1982. "I don't want her to be Polly Perfect, because she must have human failings and make mistakes".

In addition to her son, Rae is survived by her sister and three grandchildren. So, I love it all.

Some of her former co-stars took to Twitter on Sunday night to pay their respects. But Mrs. G became so popular that "The Facts of Life" was created to highlight Rae's lovable character.

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She previously battled pancreatic cancer in private, telling the outlet that the public was unaware she was undergoing chemotherapy until she announced her recovery.

According to TMZ, Rae also appeared in "The Love Boat", "101 Dalmatians: The Series", "Sesame Street", "Car 54, Where Are You?".

He wrote: 'Different Strokes would not have been the same without you #CharlotteRae.

"I'm still close to the girls", she said. Along with co-starring in Bananas with Woody Allen, she was featured in Hello Down There (1969), Jenny (1970), The Hot Rock (1972) and Hair (1979).

By the 1970s, she made the move to Los Angeles with her husband at the time, composer John Strauss, and their two sons, Andy and Larry.

A 1958 publicity photo heralds Charlotte Rae's appearance in a variety show at Chicago's Empire Room.

"You were loved by everyone on our show and you were loved by everyone on The Facts of Life".

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