Charlotte Rae Lubotsky, known professionally as Charlotte Rae, was an American character actress, comedienne, and singer whose career spanned six decades. Rae was known for her portrayal of Edna Garrett in the sitcoms Diff'rent Strokes and its spin-off, The Facts of Life. She received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy in 1982. She also appeared in two Facts of Life television movies: The Facts of Life Goes to Paris in 1982 and The Facts of Life Reunion in 2001. She voiced the character of "Nanny" in 101 Dalmatians: The Series and Aunt Pristine Figg in Tom and Jerry: The Movie. She also appeared as Gammy Hart in Girl Meets World. In 2015, she returned to film in the feature film Ricki and the Flash, with Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, and Rick Springfield. In November 2015, Rae released her autobiography, The Facts of My Life, which was co-written with her son, Larry Strauss.
|Born||Charlotte Rae Lubotsky, April 22, 1926, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.|
|Died||August 05, 2018, Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Resting place||Ashes scattered off Point Dume in Malibu, California|
|Education||Northwestern University, University of Southern California|
|Occupation||Actress, singer, dancer, comedienne|
|Known for||Edna Garrett – Diff'rent Strokes, The Facts of Life|
|IMDb||Charlotte Rae's IMDb|
After six decades of television, she became known for playing Edna Garrett on the sitcoms Diff'rent Strokes and The Facts of Life.
She dropped out of Northwestern University and moved to New York City, where she sang in nightclubs and the theater.
She was nominated for a Tony Award for her work in Pickwick and another one for her acting in Morning, Night, and Noon.
She was married to composer John Strauss until his death in 2011. She had two children: Larry and Andrew.
She was a longtime co-star to Gary Coleman on the television series Diff'rent Strokes.
- Pancreatic cancer survivors
- Actresses from Milwaukee
- Singers from Wisconsin
- Northwestern University School of Communication alumni
- Jewish American actresses
- American women comedians
Latest information about Charlotte Rae updated on June 11 2021.