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The Facts of Life ()


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A group of girls, attending a boarding school, tackle issues throughout teenage life and later adulthood.

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  • Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 6 wins & 14 nominations.
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Series Cast Summary

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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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  Andy Moffett / ... (72 episodes, 1985-1988)
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  Beverly Ann Stickle / ... (48 episodes, 1986-1988)
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  Nancy Olson (19 episodes, 1979-1986)
Julie Piekarski ...
  Sue Ann Weaver (17 episodes, 1979-1986)
Julie Anne Haddock ...
  Cindy Webster (17 episodes, 1979-1986)
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  George Burnett (17 episodes, 1985-1987)
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  Pippa McKenna / ... (16 episodes, 1987-1988)
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  Molly Parker (15 episodes, 1979-1986)
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  Steven Bradley (13 episodes, 1979-1980)
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  Kelly Affinado (12 episodes, 1983-1984)
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  Geri Tyler / ... (12 episodes, 1980-1984)
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  Charlie Polniaczek (11 episodes, 1981-1988)
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  Charles Parker / ... (10 episodes, 1981-1983)
Todd Hallowell ...
  Jeff Williams / ... (9 episodes, 1981-1988)
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  Monica Warner (8 episodes, 1981-1987)
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  Roy (8 episodes, 1981-1987)
David Tiefen ...
  Guy Reynolds (6 episodes, 1983-1984)
Claire Malis ...
  Rose Polniaczek (6 episodes, 1983-1988)
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  Kevin Metcalf (5 episodes, 1985)
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  David Warner (5 episodes, 1982-1988)
Woody Brown ...
  Cliff Winfield (5 episodes, 1983-1987)
Cheryl Epps ...
  Terry (5 episodes, 1980-1983)
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  Casey Clark (5 episodes, 1987-1988)
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  Miss Emily Mahoney (4 episodes, 1979)
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  Howard (4 episodes, 1980-1981)
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  Boots St. Clair / ... (4 episodes, 1983-1984)
Clark Brandon ...
  Eddie Brennan (4 episodes, 1981-1984)
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  Alexandra 'Alex' Lambarti (4 episodes, 1983)
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  Rick Bonner (4 episodes, 1988)
Eve Smith ...
  Eve (4 episodes, 1985-1986)
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  Ruth (4 episodes, 1985-1986)
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  'Snake' Robinson (4 episodes, 1987-1988)
Mitzi Hoag ...
  Evie Green (3 episodes, 1982-1985)
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  Brenda (3 episodes, 1982-1983)
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  Flyman (3 episodes, 1985-1986)
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  Oliver Thompson (3 episodes, 1986-1987)
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  Emily (3 episodes, 1983)
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  Jenny / ... (3 episodes, 1982-1985)
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  Officer Ziaukus (3 episodes, 1983-1984)
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  Steve (3 episodes, 1980)
David Ackroyd ...
  Major Dorsey (2 episodes, 1982)
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  Meg (2 episodes, 1983)
Kristoffer Tabori ...
  Sam Hall (2 episodes, 1984)
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  Henry Douglas / ... (2 episodes, 1980-1985)
Susan Davis ...
  Betty Schuster / ... (2 episodes, 1982-1984)

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you have the facts of life... See more »
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Also Known As
  • Garrett's Girls (United States)
  • Drôle de vie (France)
  • Los hechos de la vida (Argentina)
  • Факты из жизни (Soviet Union, Russian title)
  • Fatos da Vida (Brazil)
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  • 30 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Mindy Cohn wasn't an auditionee for the show. When the producers visited a girls' school to see how the girls interacted, she was a social magnet just being herself, and they created Natalie based on Cohn. She was then tested in the role. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in If I Could See Me Now (1991). See more »
Soundtracks The Facts of Life See more »
Quotes Jo Polniaczek: There are people who in this world get shoved around and there are people who do the shoving!
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