Rae was a two-time Tony nominee for her work on Broadway.
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
Charlotte Rae, who played a wise and patient housemother to a brood of teenage girls on the long-running sitcom "The Facts of Life" during a career that encompassed many other TV roles as well as stage and film appearances, has died.A cause of death was not immediately available, but Rae was diagnosed last year with bone cancer after beating pancreatic cancer, Boll said.She originated the character of Mrs. Garrett in 1978 during the first season of NBC's comedy "Diff'rent Strokes," then took Mrs. Garrett with her for the spinoff "Facts," which premiered the following season. The "Facts" role came to Rae after years of theater and television performances. "I don't want her to be Polly Perfect, because she must have human failings and make mistakes".Her own life was marked by tragedy, Rae told the AP in a 2015 interview. Rae stayed busy with film and stage appearances, including 1971's "Bananas" from Woody Allen and 1979's "Hair".In 2013, Rae went public with an account of why her marriage to Strauss had ended in the mid-1970s after a quarter of a century.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE