Charlotte Rae, Beloved Mrs. Garrett On ‘Facts Of Life,’ Dead At 92

Charlotte Rae cause of death

Getty Charlotte Rae died on Sunday August 5 at 92 years old

According to TMZ, Rae also appeared in "The Love Boat", "101 Dalmatians: The Series", "Sesame Street", "Car 54, Where Are You?".

'About seven years ago, I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer - which is a miracle that they found it because usually, it's too late.

Todd Bridges, who was on "Diff'rent Strokes", said on Twitter that she was beloved by all her colleagues and that the show "would not have been the same without you".

The actress started her career on the radio and in theater as a teenager. (Jessica Biel and Leonardo DiCaprio are now eyeing a reboot of the series.) Rae earned an Emmy nomination in 1982 for her performance in the series but lost to Carol Kane for Taxi.

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Tony Award-winning actress Audra McDonald tweeted: "She was so sweet, funny, wise, lovely, and brilliant".

Born Charlotte Rae Lubotsky, the actress grew up in Milwaukee and later attended Northwestern University - studying alongside a slew of acting greats, such as Charlton Heston and Paul Lynde. After appearing on shows like vehicle 54, Where Are You? Her character was originally a housekeeper, but her role was expanded when she became the focal point of a spin-off, The Facts of Life.

"She was my champion, a teacher, a proud example of the tenacity and perseverance needed to live as a creative, along with your talent and gifts. i love you char", Cohn, who played Natalie, posted on Instagram. So, I love it all. "No, no, no! If people had a positive experience with Mrs. Garrett, that makes me so happy!" The actress got recognized for the 1966 musical "Pickwick" and 1969 play "Morning, Noon and Night". Her other son, Andrew, died of a heart attack. The couple divorced in 1976 but remained friends, and she supported him through his long battle with Parkinson's disease, which ended with his death in 2011.

In addition to Rae's son Larry and his wife, Eleanor, survivors include her sister Miriam, and grandchildren Sean, Carly, and Nora.

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