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TV ACTRESS CHARLOTTE RAE IS DEAD AT 92

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Charlotte Rae (Lubotsky)  (April 22, 1926 – August 5, 2018)

(Fox  News) – Charlotte Rae, the Emmy and Tony-nominated actress who entertained TV audiences as Mrs. Garrett on "The Facts of Life" and
"Different Strokes,"

The actress passed away Sunday in her home in Los Angeles, surrounded
by family, according to her publicist, who did not provide a cause of death.

Rae 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.
 


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Diff’rent Strokes aired on NBC from November
3, 1978, to May 4, 1985, and on
ABC from
September 27, 1985, to March 7, 1986.

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The spin-off of Diff’rent Strokes that originally aired on NBC
from August 24, 1979 to May 7, 1988, making it one of the
longest-running sitcoms of the 1980s.

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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It was on this day in 1962.

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Actress Marilyn Monroe (Norma Jeane Mortenson)
(June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962)

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On Bedloe’s Island in New York Harbor on this day in 1884, the cornerstone for the Statue of Liberty was laid.


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On this day in 1957, American Bandstand made its network debut on ABC-TV. The show was hosted by Dick Clark. Until this day the show
had been a local show in Philadelphia since 1952.

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From left: singer Paul Anka and Bandstand host Dick Clark

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