Charlotte Rae, star of 'Facts of Life,' dies at 92

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Rae died at her Los Angeles home today with her family at her side, said her publicist, Harlan Boll. Rae left after its seventh year, however, explaining later, "I needed some time for the rest of my life". "I've had a great life, but I have so many wonderful things happening", she said past year.

During her first cancer battle, the actress went through gruelling chemotherapy and lost all her hair, but ended up beating the cancer.

Todd Bridges, who famously played young Willis Jackson along Rae's Mrs. Garrett on Diff'rent Strokes, paid tribute to all of his late costars: "RIP IN PEACE ALL OF MY CAST MATES. I'm grateful for the life I've already had".

She played Mrs Garrett in 1978 during the first season of the NBC comedy Diff'rent Strokes, and then took Mrs Garrett with her for the spinoff Facts of Life, which launched the following year.

The Tony and Emmy nominated actress appeared on the popular 1980s sitcom The Facts of Life for almost 10 years, sharing her personal struggles with the writers for the show to keep things realistic.

Her new sitcom was focused around a girl's boarding school and their loving housekeeper Mrs. Garrett.

The actress also appeared in 101 Dalmatians: The Series and starred alongside Hollywood actress Meryl Streep in the movie Ricki and the Flash.

Rae also appeared in episodes of ER, Life, Pretty Little Liars, Girl Meets World, The King of Queens, The Brothers Flub and Diagnosis Murder.

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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.

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

A 1958 publicity photo heralds Charlotte Rae's appearance in a variety show at Chicago's Empire Room.

She married composer John Strauss in 1951, and the couple had two sons, Larry and Andrew.

Charlotte's passing comes after it was reported on Friday 3 August that The Facts Of Life was allegedly getting a series reboots courtesy of Leonardo DiCaprio and Jessica Biel.

In her April 2017 statement, Rae also said, "At 91, every day is a birthday".

In addition to acting, Rae was an accomplished singer and dancer.

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