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'Facts of Life' Star Dies

'Facts of Life' Star Dies

The adult supervision for the girls of Facts of Life has died. Charlotte Rae, who played Mrs. Garrett on the 80s sitcom, has died at the age of 92. Read on for details.


Via Us Weekly.

Charlotte Rae, who played Edna Garrett on Diff’rent Strokes and Facts of Life died at the age of 92 at her home in Los Angeles on Sunday, August 5, according to multiple reports.

The Tony-nominated actress, who also played Woody Allen‘s mother in the 1971 movie Bananas, revealed in April 2017 that she had was battling bone cancer, seven years after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

“Now, at the age of 91, I have to make up my mind,” she said in a statement at the time about deciding whether to undergo treatment. “I’m not in any pain right now. I’m feeling so terrific and so glad to be above ground. Now I have to figure out whether I want to go have treatment again or opt for life.”

“I love life. I’ve had a wonderful one already,” she continued. “I’ve had a great life, but I have so many wonderful things happening. I’d like to choose life. I’m grateful for the life I’ve already had.”

The acting veteran, who was born Charlotte Rae Lubotsky in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, got her start in theater and radio before moving into TV and playing the wife of Al Lewis in the early 1960s sitcom Car 54, Where Are You?

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