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Conrad Bain is dead at age 89. TMZ reports that the actor, best-known for his long run as father Phillip Drummond on "Diff'rent Strokes," died Monday night in Livermore, Calif. While details are scant, Jennifer Bain, the actor's daughter, confirmed the news to the website, saying: "He was an amazing person. He was a lot like Mr. Drummond, but much more interesting in real life. He was an amazing father."

Bain appeared on 179 episodes of the landmark "Diff'rent Strokes" sitcom, which ran from 1978 to 1986. Bain played a Manhattan millionaire who adopted the children of his former household maid, an African American. The children were notably played by child stars Gary Coleman, Todd Bridges and Dano Plato.

The actor's last television performance was a guest stint on CBS' "Unforgetable," in 2011. »

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