“I don’t want her to be Polly Perfect

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Charlotte Rae arrives at the 2014 PALEYFEST Fall TV Previews “The Facts of Life” Reunion in Beverly Hills, California in 2014. Richard Shotwell / Invision / APLOS ANGELES (AP) 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. She canada goose uk shop was 92.

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Mindy Cohn and Kim Fields, who played members of Mrs. Garrett’s brood, recalled her lovingly.

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Born Charlotte Rae Lubotsky in Milwaukee, on April 22, 1926, she had studied drama at cheap Canada Goose Northwestern University, then moved to New York where, despite early plans to be a “serious” actress, she quickly found work doing satirical sketches in Greenwich Village clubs.

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In the early 1970s, Rae moved to Los Angeles with her then husband, composer and music editor John Strauss, and their sons Andy and Larry. There she was cast in the short lived Norman Lear sitcom “Hot L Baltimore” and a similarly unsuccessful variety show hosted by Rich Little before scoring “Diff’rent Strokes,” on which Mrs. Garrett was the family’s housekeeper.

canada goose outlet online uk Rae stayed busy with canadian goose jacket film and stage appearances, including 1971’s “Bananas” from Woody Allen and 1979’s “Hair.” Other credits included the 2008 comedy “You Don’t Mess with the Zohan” and the 2012 thriller “Love Sick Love.” canada goose outlet online uk

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