Born‌ ‌on‌ ‌April‌ ‌22:‌ ‌Charlotte Rae

Charlotte Rae headshot

Happy Birthday to Charlotte Rae!  She would be 94 years old today, but she passed away two years ago. “Charlotte Rae, the quavery-voiced redhead who started out on Broadway but was best known as a warmhearted, wisecracking housemother in two hit 1980s sitcoms: [in] “Diff’rent Strokes,” she was the housekeeper to three children, one played by Gary Coleman, and [in] “The Facts of Life,” […] she looked after a group of teenage girls at a private school. (The New York Times)

“Her parents, Esther (nee Ottenstein) and Meyer Lubotsky, were Russian Jewish immigrants. Her father owned an automobile tire business. Her mother had been a childhood friend of Milwaukee-reared Golda Meir, future Prime Minister of Israel.” (IMDB)

Check her IMDB or Wikipedia page for more information.

Here is a short interview upon releasing her autobiography, “The Fact of My Life”: 

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