Did You Know?
[on the impending departure of Charlotte Rae
, who played Edna Garrett, from 1978-1986 on both Diff'rent Strokes
(1978) and The Facts of Life
(1979), which was a spin-off]: One of the reasons she left was that this show is really started to focused on the girls, the pull of the show started to be different of her. She sorta felt like 'I'm done!'