Conrad Bain, Dead at 89

In MemoriumConrad Bain was 89. He was the actor best known as Phillip Drummond in the sitcom Diff'rent Strokes and Dr. Arthur Harmon on Maude.

He reprised the role of Phillip Drummond for the series finale of Fresh Prince of Bel Air.

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To think that Todd Bridges is the only one left living. I would have figured he'd be the only one gone.

January 16, 2013 @ 4:41 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike


Does Janet Jackson count?

Or Edna Garrett?

January 16, 2013 @ 5:40 PM


Both shows, Maude and Different Strokes are actively scheduled on Antenna TV (channel 2.2 in Buffalo).
Born in Alberta, along with his twin brother, he served in our Armed Forces during WWII. He became a U.S. citizen in 1946.

January 16, 2013 @ 5:42 PM


Not Many People Know He Was Born In Alberta And Served In The Canadian Armed Services In WWII.

January 17, 2013 @ 8:22 AM


So that means Conrad's "evil" twin brother, Hank Bain (played by real life identical twin brother Bonar Bain) survives him. Maybe Zontar had something to do with that.

January 17, 2013 @ 9:09 AM

Ben Vidal

I know this might not be the place for it Mike, but did you hear about Ford voting against his own budget? Are we living on another planet? Is this really something that happens in his world? Also great information to know coming from Mammolitti. He sits beside Ford and this morning on the Dean Blundell show was talking about how Ford does his football pools instead of reading any proposals or paying attention to whats going on. Classy guy.......

January 17, 2013 @ 9:20 AM


I wonder if Waylon Burr (Raymond Burr's brother) is still with us?

Zontar forbids from drink! Surrender your wills to Zontar!

January 17, 2013 @ 9:24 AM

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@Ben Vidal

Yes, I did read about Ford voting against his own budget. I'll bet that's never happened before.

If I wrote an entry for everything Ford did that makes little sense, it's all you'd read on this blog. It's par for the course.

I guess he wants to be able to say he's never voted for a tax increase, even if there's a 2% tax increase in his very own budget... to him, it's all about sound bites like that. He's a very strange animal.

January 17, 2013 @ 9:25 AM


As would be expected, Antenna TV is broadcasting a tribute schedule this Sat. afternoon for Conrad. Three hours of Maude, and now another four hours of Different Strokes.

January 19, 2013 @ 4:22 PM

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