‘Facts of Life’s’ Charlotte Rae’s co-stars react to her death
NEW YORK (FOX NEWS) — Charlotte Rae, the Emmy and Tony-nominated actress who entertained TV audiences as Mrs. Garrett on “The Facts of Life” and “Diff’rent Strokes,” died Sunday at the age of 92.
Born Charlotte Rae Lubotsky, she was best known for her role as beloved housemother Edna Garrett, who first appeared on “Diff’rent Strokes” in 1978 before earning her own spinoff, “The Facts of Life,” the following year.
Her former co-stars took to social media to react to the sad news.
— Kim Fields (@KimVFields) August 6, 2018
Thank you, Charlotte, for 40 years of friendship and love. You will be missed. 🙏💕 pic.twitter.com/ywmPwepdvm
— Lisa Whelchel (@LisaWhelchel) August 6, 2018
it’s with a heavy heart & lots of tears (but a smile as i think of her) that I now move through the world without this incredible force of a woman being in it. she was my champion, a teacher, a proud example of the tenacity and perseverance needed to live an actor’s life. i love you char. i will continue to make you proud. and, as I send sympathies to larry and the rest of the family, I wish you the happiest of homecomings. #ripcharlotterae 💔 #ohwhatalife #mwah #tilwemeetagain #thankyou
RIP IN PEACE ALL OF MY CAST MATES. I MISS YOU ALL. pic.twitter.com/tS52TfryKo
— Todd Bridges (@ToddBridges) August 6, 2018