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Charlotte Rae

This Milwaukee native was born in 1926, where she was raised on a farm, with her two sisters (Beverly, Mimi), with Charlotte being the second of her three. Rae wanted to be a dramatic actress, but eventually wound up being a comedienne, all because of her stand-up comedy routines. After graduating from high school, she attended Northwestern ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »

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Stage Play: Three Wishes for Jamie. Musical comedy. Music by Ralph Blane. Lyrics by Ralph Blane. Book by Charles O'Neal and Abe Burrows. Based on the novel by Charles O'Neal. Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett. Choral arrangements by William Ellfeldt. Choreographed by Ted Cappy, Herbert Ross and Eugene Loring. Scenic Design by ... See more »

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[Who said in 1985 about being a serious actress, rather than being a funny comedienne]: A good actress should be able to play comedy as well as drama. I was doing a lot of drama until I took the comedy role in the series 'Car 54, Where Are You?,' and I've been tagged as a comedian ever since. See more »


She got the role of Edna Garrett on Diff'rent Strokes (1978), because Norman Lear had been friends with her years before. This led her to starring in The Facts of Life (1979), the year later, which she stayed on the show from 1979 to 1986. See more »


Often tells stories of her experience in New York City. See more »



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