Charlotte Rae Dead: ‘The Facts Of Life’ Star Sadly Dies At 92

Charlotte Rae

Charlotte Rae, best known for her role as the kindly but firm house mother Mrs. Edna Garrett on the 1980s sitcom The Facts of Life, has died following a battle with cancer. The actress had previously been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

Rae starred as the Drummond family's kooky housekeeper, Edna Garrett, on "Different Strokes" which led to a very successful spinoff: "Facts of Life". The latter role earned her an Emmy Award nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy in 1982.

Rae eventually reprised her role as Mrs. Garrett in the 2001 TV-movie The Facts of Life Reunion.

Charlotte got her start in show biz through radio and theater, and broke into television acting on vehicle 53, Where Are You? "I'm not in any pain right now", she explained at the time.

Born Charlotte Rae Lubotsky in Milwaukee, on April 22, 1926, she had studied drama at Northwestern University, then moved to NY where, despite early plans to be a "serious" actress, she quickly found work doing satirical sketches in Greenwich Village clubs. However, her representatives did not give a cause of death. I'm feeling so terrific and so glad to be above ground. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to the, The Actors Fund, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (Pan-Can) or the Clare Foundation.

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'I love life. I've had a wonderful one already ... I lost my hair, but I had lovely wigs. By 1986, she left the show, saying there was nothing left to pursue with her character.

Her last feature film credit was "Ricki and the Flash" with Meryl Streep in 2015. "The Phil Silvers Show", "ER", and "Girl Meets World".

Charlotte is survived by her sister, Miriam Guten as well as son, Larry, his wife, Eleanor Strauss, grandchildren, Sean Strauss, Carly Fox and her husband Ethan Fox, and Nora Sidoti Magdol and her wife Katrina Sidoti Magdol and their daughter Louisa Sidoti Magdol.

Some of her former co-stars took to Twitter on Sunday night to pay their respects.

A reboot of The Facts of Life is in the early stages at Sony Pictures TV with production companies run by Leonardo DiCaprio and Jessica Biel circling the project.

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