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Charlotte Rae

Charlotte Rae

Full Name Charlotte Rae
Date of Birth April 22, 1926
Date of Death 2018-08-05
Birthplace Milwaukee
Birth City Wisconsin
Country United States
Horoscope Aries

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Charlotte Rae Biography

Charlotte Rae is one of the most popular and richest TV Actress who was born on April 22, 1926 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. After six decades on the screen She became famous for the role of Edna Garrett on the sitcoms Diff’rent Strokes and The Facts of Life.

She was a co-star for a long time with She was a longtime co-star to Gary Coleman on the television series Diff’rent Strokes. on the television show Diff’rent Strokes.

She was wed to the composer She was married to composer John Strauss until his death in 2011. She had two children: Larry and Andrew. until his death in 2011. There were two kids: Larry as well as Andrew.

NameCharlotte Rae
First NameCharlotte
Last NameRae
OccupationTv Actress
BirthdayApril 22
Birth Year1926
Place of BirthMilwaukee
Home TownWisconsin
Birth CountryUnited States
Birth SignAries
Full/Birth Name
FatherNot Available
MotherNot Available
SiblingsBeverly Lubotsky, Miriam Lubotsky
SpouseJohn Strauss
Children(s)Larry Strauss, Andrew Strauss

Ethnicity, religion & political views

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Charlotte Rae Net Worth

Charlotte Rae is one of the richest Tv Actress from United States. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Charlotte Rae's net worth $4 Million.* (Last Update: February 3, 2024)

She quit Northwestern University and moved to New York City, where she performed in nightclubs as well as the theater.

Her nomination was for the Tony Award for her work in Pickwick as well as another award for her performance as a character in Morning, Night, and Noon.

Net Worth (2024)$4 Million
Net Worth in 2023$4 Million
SalaryUnder Review
Source of IncomeTV Actress
CarsNot Available
HouseLiving in own house.
N.B: * means unconfirmed

Charlotte Rae's Height & Physical Stats

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WeightNot Known
Body MeasurementsUnder Review
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Who is Charlotte Rae Dating?

According to our records, Charlotte Rae married to John Strauss. As of February 1, 2024, Charlotte Rae’s is not dating anyone.

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Facts & Trivia

Charlotte Ranked on the list of most popular TV Actress. Also ranked in the elit list of famous people born in United States. Charlotte Rae celebrates birthday on April 22 of every year.

Why did Charlotte Rae quit The Facts of Life?

She wanted to spend more time doing theater as well as do some traveling. The producers of the show tried to persuade Rae to continue with The Facts of Life for at least another two years, but she felt her time on the program had run its course and decided to leave at the end of the 1985–86 season.

What did Charlotte Rae died of?

She was 92. Her death followed a series of illnesses, including several cancers and a history of heart failure, her son, Larry Strauss, said. Ms. Rae was a fixture on Broadway and television for six decades.

Is Charlotte Ray still alive?

August 5, 2018

How old was Charlotte Rae when she was on Facts of Life?

92 years (1926–2018)

How old is Mindy Cohn?

56 years (May 20, 1966)

Key Events

  1. Charlotte Rae Lubotsky was born April 22, 1926, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin..

  2. Charlotte Rae Lubotsky (April 22, 1926 – August 5, 2018) was an American character actress and singer whose career spanned six decades. .

  3. In 1936, her parents purchased a home for the family in nearby Shorewood, Wisconsin..

  4. She graduated from Shorewood High School in 1944..

  5. A stage actress since the 1950s, she appeared on Broadway in Three Wishes for Jamie (1952), The Threepenny Opera (1954), Li'l Abner (1956) and Pickwick (1965), among others..

  6. Rae married composer John Strauss on November 4, 1951..

  7. In 1954, Rae made her TV debut on episodes of Look Up and Live and The United States Steel Hour..

  8. Rae had two sons with Strauss: Lawrence, a high school teacher, and his older brother Andrew (1955–1999)..

  9. In 1955, she released her first (and only) solo album, Songs I Taught My Mother, which featured "silly, sinful, and satirical" songs by Sheldon Harnick, Vernon Duke, John La Touche, Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hart and Marc Blitzstein, among others..

  10. She appeared in Ben Bagley's revue The Littlest Revue (and on its cast album) in 1956, appearing alongside Joel Grey and Tammy Grimes, among others, and singing songs by Sheldon Harnick ("The Shape of Things"), Vernon Duke ("Summer is a-Comin' In"), and Charles Strouse and Lee Adams ("Spring Doth Let Her Colours Fly"), a parody of opera singer Helen Traubel's Las Vegas night club act, among others..

  11. Her first significant success was on the sitcom Car 54, Where Are You? (1961–1963), in which she played Sylvia Schnauzer, the wife of Officer Leo Schnauzer (played by Al Lewis)..

  12. The first was in 1966 for Best Featured Actress in a Musical in Pickwick; the second came in 1969 for Best Actress in a Play for Morning, Noon and Night..

  13. Rae joined Alcoholics Anonymous in the early 1970s..

  14. In the mid-1970s, he came out as bisexual, and the couple divorced in 1976..

  15. The part of Beverly Ann was quite similar to Leachman's character of Phyllis Lindstrom on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Phyllis from the 1970s..

  16. In 1973, Rae played the role of Southern Comfort in Terrence McNally's spoof Whiskey at Saint Clements' Theatre Off-Broadway..

  17. Knowing that Rae was one of Lear's favorite actresses (in addition to Hot l Baltimore, she also appeared in a 1974 episode of All in the Family) he hired her immediately for the role of housekeeper Edna Garrett, and she co-starred with Conrad Bain in all 24 episodes of the first season..

  18. She was nominated for an Emmy Award for her supporting role in the 1975 drama Queen of the Stardust Ballroom..

  19. In January 1975, Rae became a cast member on Norman Lear's ABC television comedy Hot l Baltimore, wherein she played Mrs..

  20. Rae was a regular on the Rich Little Show, a variety show that ran for 11 episodes in 1976. .

  21. In 1978, NBC was losing to both CBS and ABC in sitcom ratings, and Fred Silverman, future producer and former head of CBS, ABC, and NBC, insisted that Norman Lear produce Diff'rent Strokes..

  22. In July 1979, Rae proposed the idea for a spinoff based on "The Girls' School" episode from Diff'rent Strokes..

  23. Rae was known for her portrayal of Edna Garrett in the sitcoms Diff'rent Strokes and its spin-off, The Facts of Life (in which she had the starring role from 1979 to 1986)..

  24. The Facts of Life had marginal ratings at first, but after a major restructuring including some cast alterations, plus a time change for the second season, the show became a ratings winner between 1980 and 1986..

  25. In 1982, Rae received an Emmy Award nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Edna Garrett in The Facts of Life..

  26. She also appeared in two Facts of Life television films: The Facts of Life Goes to Paris in 1982 and The Facts of Life Reunion in 2001..

  27. She received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy in 1982..

  28. In 1982, Rae had a pacemaker implanted..

  29. However, midway through both the 1984–85 and 1985–86 seasons, the series was undergoing a gradual transition..

  30. The producers of the show tried to persuade Rae to continue with The Facts of Life for at least another two years, but she felt her time on the program had run its course and decided to leave at the end of the 1985–86 season..

  31. The series continued to garner healthy ratings until it ended in the spring of 1988..

  32. In 1993, she voiced the villainess, Aunt Pristine Figg, in Tom and Jerry: The Movie..

  33. She appeared in The Vagina Monologues Off-Broadway in 1999..

  34. In 2000, she starred as Berthe in the Paper Mill Playhouse production of Pippin. .

  35. In 2001, Rae, Lisa Whelchel, Mindy Cohn, and Kim Fields were reunited in a TV movie, The Facts of Life Reunion..

  36. In 2007, she appeared in a cabaret show at the Plush Room in San Francisco for several performances..

  37. In 2007, the entire cast was invited to attend the TV Land Awards where several members of the cast, including Rae, sang the show's theme song..

  38. In the 2008 movie You Don't Mess with the Zohan, Rae had a role as an older woman who has a fling with Adam Sandler's character..

  39. On February 18, 2009, she appeared in a small role as Mrs..

  40. In 2009, due to the frequency of pancreatic cancer in her own family, Rae was screened, diagnosed early, and became cancer-free after six months of chemotherapy..

  41. On April 19, 2011, the entire cast was reunited again to attend the TV Land Awards, where the show was nominated and won the award for Pop Culture Icon..

  42. Strauss died in 2011 at age 90 following a long battle with Parkinson's disease..

  43. In a 2015 interview with Entertainment Tonight, Rae said that The Facts of Life series had an off-stage scale to weigh the girls, but that the pressure had the opposite effect producers were hoping for; "The more they tried to pressure them and weigh them and threaten them, the more they would eat..

  44. In November 2015, Rae released her autobiography, The Facts of My Life, which was co-written with her son, Larry Strauss. .

  45. In 2015, she returned to film in the feature film Ricki and the Flash, with Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, and Rick Springfield..

  46. In a 2016 interview with Milwaukee Talks, she said about her decision in appearing in only dramatic television: "When I started out, I wanted to be a serious actor, I never thought I'd get into comedy." When a radio personality told her that her last name would not do, she dropped it, to her father's chagrin..

  47. In 2017, aged 91, she was, however, diagnosed with bone cancer..

  48. Rae died at her home in Los Angeles, California, on August 5, 2018..