12 May 2014 2:15 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Happy birthday, Kim Fields! The actress celebrated the big 4-5 on Monday, but we'll always know her as little Tootie, the pigtailed, roller-skating youngest member of the Facts of Life crew. Nearly 35 years after The Facts of Life premiered in 1979, People presents the Eastland ladies posing with their younger selves. As one of TV's most memorable theme songs goes, there's a time you got to go and show you're growin'. All illustrations by Linzi Silverman and Tiffany Hagler-Geard for People.com. Kim FieldsFields is now a grown mom of two, but as a mischievous preteen, Tootie Ramsey often uttered the catchphrase "We're in trou-ble. »


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