RIP: Mrs. Garrett

Actress Charlotte Rae, who was best known as Mrs. Garrett on the hit sitcom “The Facts of Life,” died Sunday in Los Angeles, her manager confirmed to HuffPost. She was 92.

Rae, whose career on screen and stage spanned more than six decades, charmed audiences as housemother Edna Garrett on the show, a spinoff of “Diff’rent Strokes.” She garnered two Tony nominations and an Emmy nod, had guest roles on dozens of television shows and was featured in films like Woody Allen’s “Bananas” and the 1979 adaptation of “Hair.”

Rae revealed last year that she was diagnosed with bone cancer.

“At the age of 91, I have to make up my mind. I’m not in any pain right now. I’m feeling so terrific and so glad to be above ground,” Rae told People Magazine. “Now I have to figure out whether I want to go have treatment again to opt for life. I love life. I’ve had a wonderful one already. I have this decision to make.”

Rest of this story: Huffington Post



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