Charlotte Rae, Housemother From ‘The Facts Of Life,' Dead At 92

Charlotte Rae, Housemother From ‘The Facts Of Life,' Dead At 92

Charlotte Rae, Housemother From ‘The Facts Of Life,' Dead At 92

Charlotte was a part of the Northwestern University's renaissance of theater and music and comedy along with many great creators and performers of her generation; she spent many insane days-and nights-in Evanston and NY cavorting with roommate, Cloris Leachman, comedy partner, Paul Lynde, and other rising stars of the late 40's and early 50's.

The actor died at her Los Angeles home on Sunday with her family at her side, said her publicist, Harlan Boll.

Rae had revealed in 2017 that she had bone cancer but planned to fight it, telling People, "I've had a great life, but I have so many wonderful things happening".

The next year the character was spun off into a series of her own: "The Facts of Life", set at a boarding school where Mrs. Garrett was the house mother, mentoring the girls on their adolescent issues.

Both shows were wildly successful between the late '70s and mid-'80s - but they were just a small slice of her long career.

Rae gained fame on TV but she made her name as a thespian in the 1950s in such stage in roles ranging from "The Threepenny Opera" to "Li'l Abner".


Garrett continued to work frequently later in life, guest-starring in select episodes of Sisters, ER, The King of Queens and Pretty Little Liars. Her death was confirmed by Fox News. I lost my hair, but I had handsome wigs.

"I have to make up my mind". "I'm feeing so terrific and so glad to be above ground". Now I have to figure out whether I want to go have treatment again or opt for life. She also appeared in movies, including "You Don't Mess With the Zohan" with Adam Sandler and "Ricki and the Flash" with Meryl Streep. "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".

Rae had survived a bout with pancreatic cancer in 2009, having caught the disease early following the deaths of her mother, uncle and sister to the disease.

In 2011, The Facts of Life cast reunited as part of the TV Land Awards, and Rae won the Pop Icon award, being honored by speeches from Facts co-stars Kim Fields and Nancy McKeon.

She married composer John Strauss in 1951, and the couple had two sons, Larry and Andrew. That same year she released her autobiography "The Facts of My Life", co-written by her son Larry Strauss.

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