Charlotte Rae

Charlotte Rae

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Charlotte Rae

Charlotte Rae Lubotsky (April 22, 1926 – August 5, 2018), known professionally as Charlotte Rae, was an American character actress, comedienne, and singer whose career spanned six decades.

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Full name at birth
Charlotte Rae Lubotsky
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Claim to fame
Car 54, Where Are You?, Diff'rent Strokes, The Facts of Life
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Date of birth
22 April 1926
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Place of birth
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
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Date of death
5 August 2018
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Age
92 (age at death)
Place of death
Los Angeles, California, USA
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Cause of death
Bone Cancer
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Resting place
Ashes scattered off Point Dume in Malibu, California
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Actress, singer, dancer, comedienne
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5' 2" (157 cm)
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Net worth
$4,000,000 USD
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University
Northwestern University
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"I can`t even go to Barbados without people wanting to hug me and `Oh, Mrs. Garrett!`, you know, it [The Facts of Life] really had an impact on their lives."
  • Her classmates at Northwestern University included Cloris Leachman, Paul Lynde, Charlton Heston, Martha Hyer, Patricia Neal and Agnes Nixon. Because they were seated alphabetically and her last name was Lubotsky, she & Lynde were seated next to each other.
  • Was twice nominated for Broadway`s Tony Award: in 1966, as Best Supporting or Featured Actress (Musical) for "Pickwick" (based on the Charles Dickens work), and in 1969, as Best Actress (Dramatic) for "Morning, Noon, and Night".
  • Member of Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority.
  • Discovered young Mindy Cohn for "The Facts of Life" (1979) show while Rae and the TV show were at an all-girls school preparing for research and casting. Rae was instrumental in getting young student Cohn cast.
  • Middle daughter of three musical girls. Older sister Beverly, an opera singer, died of cancer a few years ago. Younger sister Mimi is a musician and composer.

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