Charlotte Rae, Dead at 92

Charlotte RaeCharlotte Rae was 92. She was the actress best known for playing Edna Garrett on both "Diff'rent Strokes" and "The Facts of Life."

One of my first favourite non-kids shows was "Diff'rent Strokes" and I also watched "The Facts of Life". Edna Garrett kicked ass.

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Michael Lange

Of all the main characters on Diff'rent Strokes, only Willis is still with us.

August 6, 2018 @ 3:13 PM


That Family Guy clip as linked to above is so classic. The essence of Charlotte Rae's epic performance
as Edna Garrett as personified by the almighty Peter Griffin!!! Diff'rent Strokes wasn't the same
with either Adelaide or Pearl in the role of Drummond family housekeeper. R.I.P.

August 7, 2018 @ 9:53 AM

Jody Thornton

I will admit that "Facts of Life" was where I saw most of the Mrs Garrett character.

That's sobering that Todd Bridges is the sole surviving cast member of the show. Another one like that is the Jeffersons. Only Marla Gibbs and Berlinda Tolbert (she played the Willis' daughter) are still with us.

August 7, 2018 @ 10:29 AM


Damon Evans, the second Lionel Jefferson, is also still among the living!!

August 7, 2018 @ 11:08 AM

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