A group of girls, attending a boarding school, tackle issues throughout teenage life and later adulthood.
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 Blair Warner / ... (202 episodes, 1979-1988)
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 Dorothy 'Tootie' Ramsey / ... (202 episodes, 1979-1988)
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 Natalie Green / ... (202 episodes, 1979-1988)
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 Jo Polniaczek / ... (189 episodes, 1980-1988)
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 Edna Garrett (155 episodes, 1979-1986)
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A group of girls attending a boarding school experience the joys and the trials of adolescence under the guiding hand of housemother Edna Garrett. Later in the series, Mrs. Garrett is promoted to school dietician, and four of the girls move into new quarters above the cafeteria. Eventually she leaves the school and opens her own business, with help from her girls. Written by Kevin Ackley <kackley1@aol.com>

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You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you have the facts of life...

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24 August 1979 (USA)  »

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(209 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Julie Anne Haddock who played Cindy for the first couple seasons also played the leader of the Silver Slippers on the Gimme a Break episode "Julie's Rejection". See more »

Quotes

Blair Warner: I just had another one of my brilliant ideas!
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Referenced in October Moon (2005) See more »

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The Facts of Life
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Written by Alan Thicke, Gloria Loring and Al Burton
Performed by Gloria Loring
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25 September 2000 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

I didn't see this show until recently when they started re-running it on Nick-At-Nite. I fell in love with it immediately. While the plots are a bit corny at times, I still love to watch it and get to know the characters. While the later ones aren't as good as the earlier ones when they're in boarding school, I still love this show. And I hope other people will check it out. :o)


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