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Charlotte Rae

22 April 1926 to 5 August 2018

An American actress best known for her role as Edna Garrett on a pair of successful sitcoms, Rae played the wisecracking mother on Diff’rent Strokes (1978-1984) and The Facts of Life (1979-1986). Before her television career she was a successful Broadway performer, earning a pair of Tony nominations. 

Read Charlotte Rae's New York Times obituary.