Charlotte Rae — Mrs. Garrett From ‘The Facts Of Life’ — Dies At 92

She starred in the TV comedy “Car 54, Where Are You?” in the early ’60s.
Rae won an Emmy nomination for her performance in the 1975 TV drama “Queen of the Stardust Ballroom,” according to IMDb.
She played the mother of Woody Allen’s character in the movie “Bananas.” She appeared in “The Vagina Monologues” in New York and was the voice of a character in “Tom and Jerry: The Movie” in 1992.

Co-stars mourn loss

Actor Todd Bridges said on Twitter: “Different Strokes would not have been the same without you #CharlotteRae. You were loved by everyone on our show and you were loved by everyone on the facts of life will miss you ‘My heart is full of Pain’ Rest in peace my friend.”
Actress Kim Fields, who worked with Rae on “The Facts of Life,” said on Twitter that “you all already know my heart is heavy yet…. sorry, no words at the moment just love and tears… and yeah, smiles…. #charlotterae #ripcharlotterae.”
Comedian Larry Wilmore said,” My first tv gig a millennium of moons ago was on The Facts of Life. She was just the best and nicest lady. … RIP Ms. Rae.”

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