The Facts of Life Star Charlotte Rae Dies at 92

Eloise Marshall
August 6, 2018

The actress, who is best known for her role as the beloved Mrs. Garrett on The Facts of Life, passed away in her Los Angeles home.

In an interview with HuffPost in 2016, Rae said she never got exhausted of hearing people yell "Mrs. Garrett!" whenever they saw her. Her cause of death has not been confirmed, but in 2017, she did reveal that she was suffering from pancreatic and bone cancer. My mother, sister, and my uncle died of pancreatic cancer. "I'm grateful for the life I've already had", she added about her decision to go through treatment for the cancer.

"I had handsome wigs", Rae said.

"So now, at the age of 91, I have to make up my mind".

"I'm feeling so terrific and so glad to be above ground", she explained. I've had a great life, but I have so many wonderful things happening.

Rae published her autobiography, The Facts of My Life, the same year, co-written with her son, Larry Strauss. "You were loved by everyone on our show and you were loved by everyone on the facts of life will miss you "My heart is full of Pain" Rest in peace my friend".

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Rae won an Emmy nomination for her performance in the 1975 TV drama "Queen of the Stardust Ballroom", according to IMDb. I'd like to choose life. That spin-off became The Facts of Life, a sitcom about a girls' boarding school and their (once again) kooky and kind house mother. She also appeared in movies, including "You Don't Mess With the Zohan" with Adam Sandler and "Ricki and the Flash" with Meryl Streep.

Edna Garrett provided kind if sometimes wry counsel to her Facts of Life charges on a series that was praised for dealing with sensitive teenage issues such as sex, drug use, eating disorders and peer pressure.

Actor Todd Bridges also paid his respects, writing: "Different Strokes would not have been the same without you Charlotte Rae".

Rae appeared in a number of hit shows, including "The Partridge Family" and "The Defenders", before landing her most popular role in 1978.

In addition to son Larry, she is survived by sister Miriam Guten and three grandchildren.

She was born in Milwaukee in 1926, and graduated from Shorewood High School.

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