Charlotte Rae, Mrs. Garrett from The Facts of Life, Dies at 92

Charlotte Rae, Mrs. Garrett from The Facts of Life, Dies at 92

Charlotte Rae, Mrs. Garrett from The Facts of Life, Dies at 92

Born Charlotte Rae Lubotsky in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rae got her start doing theater and radio.

Spokesman Harlan Boll said Rae died Sunday at her Los Angeles home.

Rae had revealed in 2017 that she had bone cancer but planned to fight it, telling People, "I've had a great life, but I have so many wonderful things happening".

Both shows were wildly successful between the late '70s and mid-'80s - but they were just a small slice of her long career.

In 1961 she became a semi-regular on the New York-based cop sitcom "Car 54, Where Are You?" as the wife of the NYPD officer played by future "Munsters" grandpa Al Lewis.

After taking some time away from the spotlight, the actress went on to appear as a guest in many other movies and television series including ER, Don't Mess With The Zohan, The King Of Queens and even Pretty Little Liars. However, her representatives did not give a cause of death.

The actress was nominated for two Tony awards and received an an Emmy nomination in 1975 and again in 1982. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to the, The Actors Fund, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (Pan-Can) or the Clare Foundation.

"So now, at the age of 91, I have to make up my mind". I'm not in any pain right now.

Rae issued a memoir, titled The Facts of My Life, in 2015.

"I'm feeling so terrific and so glad to be above ground", she explained.

"I had attractive wigs", Rae said. "I love you Char", Cohn, who played Natalie, posted on Instagram. She racked up over 90 credits across six decades, making her final appearance in the 2015 Meryl Streep movie Ricki and the Flash.

The actress told Fox News last spring that she still stayed in touch with her family from "The Facts of Life", and that when Kim Fields, who played Tootie, was on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" in 2016, Rae was in the studio cheering her on.

She is survived by a sister, her son Larry, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

In the early 1970s, Rae moved to Los Angeles with her then-husband, composer and music editor John Strauss, and their sons Andy and Larry.

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