16 January 2013 10:13 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Conrad Bain, best known for playing Diff’rent Strokes patriarch Philip Drummond, died Monday in Livermore, CA, The Associated Press confirms. He was 89.

Bain’s passing leaves Todd Bridges as the only surviving member of Diff’rent Strokes core four: Costars Dana Plato and Gary Coleman died respectively in 1999 and 2010.

From 1978 to 1986, Bain starred on Diff’rent Strokes as a wealthy New York businessman who adopted the two sons of his late African-American maid. The show first aired for seven seasons on NBC, and later jumped to ABC for its eighth and final year.

Bain rose to fame playing Arthur Harmon, »


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