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Charlotte Rae


This Milwaukee native was born in 1926, where she was raised on a farm, with her two sisters (Beverly, Mimi), with Charlotte being the second of her three. Rae wanted to be a dramatic actress, but eventually wound up being a comedienne, all because of her stand-up comedy routines. After graduating from high school, she attended Northwestern ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Facts of Life
The Facts of Life Edna Garrett
(1979-1986)
Hair
Hair Lady in Pink
(1979)
You Don't Mess with the Zohan
(2008)
The Worst Witch
The Worst Witch Miss Cackle / Agatha Cackle
(1986)

Filmography

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 2015 Ricki and the Flash
Oma
 2014 Girl Meets World (TV Series)
Gammy Hart
- Girl Meets World: Of Terror (2014) ... Gammy Hart
 2012 Love Sick Love
Edna
 2011 Pretty Little Liars (TV Series)
Bead Boutique Owner
- If at First You Don't Succeed, Lie, Lie Again (2011) ... Bead Boutique Owner
 2010 Red Dead Redemption (Video Game)
The Local Population (voice)
 2009 Life (TV Series)
Mary Ford
- I Heart Mom (2009) ... Mary Ford
 2008 ER (TV Series)
Roxanne Gaines
- The High Holiday (2008) ... Roxanne Gaines
- The Book of Abby (2008) ... Roxanne Gaines
- Life After Death (2008) ... Roxanne Gaines
- Tandem Repeats (2008) ... Roxanne Gaines
 2008 You Don't Mess with the Zohan
Mrs. Greenhouse
 2005 The King of Queens (TV Series)
Betty
- Vocal Discord (2005) ... Betty
 2004 Strong Medicine (TV Series)
Maude
- Fractured (2004) ... Maude
 2001 The Wonderful World of Disney (TV Series)
Mrs. Edna Garrett
- The Facts of Life Reunion (2001) ... Mrs. Edna Garrett
 2000 The Tangerine Bear: Home in Time for Christmas! (Video)
Mrs. Caruthers (voice)
 2000 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
Estelle
- A Resting Place (2000) ... Estelle
 2000 Another Woman's Husband (TV Movie)
Stella
 1999 The Return of Alex Kelly (TV Movie)
 1999 The Brothers Flub (TV Series)
Tarara Boomdeyay
- Guapos Galore; Snow Doomed (1999) ... Tarara Boomdeyay (voice)
- Tiresome Twosome; Hair Brains (1999) ... Tarara Boomdeyay (voice)
- Cookie Crumbles; Flub, Flub and Away! (1999) ... Tarara Boomdeyay (voice)
- Scared Stiff/Prehysteria (1999) ... Tarara Boomdeyay (voice)
 1997-1998 101 Dalmatians: The Series (TV Series)
Nanny
- Dalmatian Vacation, Part 1: Road Warriors (1998) ... Nanny (voice)
- Good Neighbor Cruella/Animal House Party (1998) ... Nanny (voice)
- DeVil-Age Elder (1998) ... Nanny (voice)
- Horace and Jasper's Big Career Move (1998) ... Nanny (voice)
 1997 Nowhere
Fortune Teller
 1996 The Secret World of Alex Mack (TV Series)
Dave's Mother
- Chemistry (1996) ... Dave's Mother
 1995 Can't Hurry Love (TV Series)
Helen
- Burning Bed (1995) ... Helen
 1994-1995 Sisters (TV Series)
Mrs. Gump
- A Proper Farewell (1995) ... Mrs. Gump
- A Good Deed (1995) ... Mrs. Gump
- Twilight Time (1994) ... Mrs. Gump
 1994-1995 The Itsy Bitsy Spider (TV Series)
Adrienne
- Sugar Coated Spider (1995) ... Adrienne (voice)
- Something Fore Itsy (1995) ... Adrienne (voice)
- Spider at Work (1995) ... Adrienne (voice)
- State Fair Itsy (1995) ... Adrienne (voice)
- Spider Sense (1994) ... Adrienne (voice)
 1994 Thunder in Paradise (TV Series)
Lola
- Thunder in Paradise: Part Two (1994) ... Lola
- Thunder in Paradise: Part One (1994) ... Lola
 1993 Thunder in Paradise (Video)
Lola Miller
 1992 Tom and Jerry: The Movie
Aunt Pristine Figg (voice)
 1991 Baby Talk (TV Series)
Aunt Beverly
- Once in Love with Cecil (1991) ... Aunt Beverly
 1989 227 (TV Series)
Millie McMillan
- Reunion Blues (1989) ... Millie McMillan
 1988 Save the Dog! (TV Movie)
 1987 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Nettie Harper
- Doom with a View (1987) ... Nettie Harper
 1987 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Proud Mary
- You Again? (1987) ... Proud Mary
 1986 The Worst Witch (TV Movie)
Miss Cackle / Agatha Cackle
 1979-1986 The Facts of Life (TV Series)
Edna Garrett
- Out of Peekskill: Part 2 (1986) ... Edna Garrett
- Out of Peekskill: Part 1 (1986) ... Edna Garrett
- The Apartment (1986) ... Edna Garrett
- The Graduate (1986) ... Edna Garrett
- Big Time Charlie (1986) ... Edna Garrett (credit only)
 1986 Noah's Ark (Video short)
Noah's Wife (voice)
 1985 Words by Heart (TV Movie)
Mary Tom Chism
 1985 Greatest Adventure Stories from Bible (TV Series)
Noah's Wife
- Noah's Ark (1985) ... Noah's Wife
 1978-1984 Diff'rent Strokes (TV Series)
Edna Garrett
- The Wedding (1984) ... Edna Garrett
- The Election (1980) ... Edna Garrett (credit only)
- The Dog Story (1979) ... Edna Garrett (credit only)
- Hot Watch (1979) ... Edna Garrett (credit only)
- The Rivals (1979) ... Edna Garrett
 1982 The Facts of Life Goes to Paris (TV Movie)
Edna Garrett
 1979 Hello, Larry (TV Series)
Edna Garrett
- Thanksgiving Crossover: Part 2 (1979) ... Edna Garrett (credit only)
- Feudin' and Fussin': Part 2 (1979) ... Edna Garrett (credit only)
- The Trip: Part 2 (1979) ... Edna Garrett
 1979 Beane's of Boston (TV Movie)
Mae Slocombe
 1979 Hair
Lady in Pink
 1979 The Triangle Factory Fire Scandal (TV Movie)
Bessie
 1978 Szysznyk (TV Series)
Mrs. Dinsmore
- Hell on Wheels (1978) ... Mrs. Dinsmore
 1978 Flying High (TV Series)
Woman
- Fun Flight (1978) ... Woman
 1978 The Eddie Capra Mysteries (TV Series)
Polly
- Dirge for a Dead Dachshund (1978) ... Polly
 1978 Family (TV Series)
Nurse Rondo
- Magic (1978) ... Nurse Rondo
 1978 Rabbit Test
Cousin Claire
 1978 CPO Sharkey (TV Series)
Mrs. Stanley
- Punk Rock Sharkey (1978) ... Mrs. Stanley
 1977 Sidewinder 1
Mrs. Holt
 1977 Our Town (TV Movie)
Mrs. Soames
 1976 All's Fair (TV Series)
Madge
- True Confessions (1976) ... Madge
 1976 The Rich Little Show (TV Series)
Regular
- Episode #1.14 (1976) ... Regular
- Episode #1.13 (1976) ... Regular
- Episode #1.12 (1976) ... Regular
- Episode #1.11 (1976) ... Regular
- Episode #1.10 (1976) ... Regular
 1976 Barney Miller (TV Series)
Mrs. Rebecca Sobel
- The Sniper (1976) ... Mrs. Rebecca Sobel
 1975 Phyllis (TV Series)
Shirley
- So Lonely I Could Cry (1975) ... Shirley
 1975 Hot L Baltimore (TV Series)
Mrs. Bellotti
- Ainsley's Secret (1975) ... Mrs. Bellotti
- Suzy's Problem (1975) ... Mrs. Bellotti
- Ainsley Loves April (1975) ... Mrs. Bellotti
- Historic L Baltimore (1975) ... Mrs. Bellotti
- Bingham's Con (1975) ... Mrs. Bellotti
 1975 Queen of the Stardust Ballroom (TV Movie)
Helen
 1974 Good Times (TV Series)
Ms. Rogers
- Florida's Big Gig (1974) ... Ms. Rogers
 1974 All in the Family (TV Series)
Lillian Henderson
- Where's Archie? (1974) ... Lillian Henderson
 1974 Great Performances (TV Series)
Madame Aigreville
- In Fashion (1974) ... Madame Aigreville
 1972 The Paul Lynde Show (TV Series)
Aunt Charlotte / Charlotte
- Martha's Last Hurrah (1972) ... Aunt Charlotte
- Meet Aunt Charlotte (1972) ... Charlotte
 1972 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Edna Albertson (segment "Love and the Clinic")
 1972 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
Mrs. Drake
- Blues for Sally M. (1972) ... Mrs. Drake
 1972 The Partridge Family (TV Series)
Dr. Beecher
- You're Only Young Twice (1972) ... Dr. Beecher
 1972 The New Temperatures Rising Show (TV Series)
Mrs. Moscowitz
- The Appointment (1972) ... Mrs. Moscowitz
 1971-1972 Sesame Street (TV Series)
Molly the Mail Lady
- Episode #3.80 (1972) ... Molly the Mail Lady
- Episode #3.78 (1972) ... Molly the Mail Lady
- Episode #3.76 (1972) ... Molly the Mail Lady
- Episode #3.75 (1972) ... Molly the Mail Lady
- Episode #3.71 (1972) ... Molly the Mail Lady
 1972 The Hot Rock
Ma Murch
 1971 Bananas
Mrs. Mellish
 1970 NET Playhouse (TV Series) (segment "Foul!")
- Foul!/Actor's Choice (1970) ... (segment "Foul!")
 1970 Jenny
Bella Star
 1966-1969 New York Television Theatre (TV Series) (segment: "The Immovable Gordons")
- Foul! (1969)
- Apple Pie (1968)
- The Immovable Gordons/The Movers (1966) ... (segment: "The Immovable Gordons")
 1969 Hello Down There
Myrtle Ruth
 1968 Pinocchio (TV Movie)
Rosa Whale
 1966 The Journey of the Fifth Horse (TV Movie)
Terentievna
 1966 ABC Stage 67 (TV Series)
Woman in Window
- The Love Song of Barney Kempinski (1966) ... Woman in Window
 1964 The Defenders (TV Series)
Mrs. Abeles
- Comeback (1964) ... Mrs. Abeles
 1963 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series)
Mona Brinkman
- Hold-Up! (1963) ... Mona Brinkman
 1963 Look Up and Live (TV Series)
 1961-1963 Car 54, Where Are You? (TV Series)
Sylvia Schnauser / Miss Berger
- The Loves of Sylvia Schnauser (1963) ... Sylvia Schnauser
- Lucille Is 40 (1963) ... Sylvia Schnauser
- 142 Tickets on the Aisle (1962) ... Sylvia Schnauser
- A Star Is Born in the Bronx (1962) ... Sylvia Schnauser
- I Hate Captain Block (1962) ... Sylvia Schnauser
 1961 'Way Out (TV Series)
Hazel Atterbury
- Death Wish (1961) ... Hazel Atterbury
 1959 Play of the Week (TV Series)
The Angel Rochele
- World of Sholom Aleichem (1959) ... The Angel Rochele
 1959 The World of Sholom Aleichem (TV Movie)
 1955-1958 The Phil Silvers Show (TV Series)
Flossie / Mrs. Whitney
- Bilko and the Medium (1958) ... Flossie
- The Twitch (1955) ... Mrs. Whitney
 1958 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series)
Myrtle May
- Harvey (1958) ... Myrtle May
 1958 From These Roots (TV Series)
Hilda Furman (1961)
 1955 Appointment with Adventure (TV Series)
Beverly
- Stranger on a Plane (1955) ... Beverly
 1955 NBC Television Opera Theatre (TV Series)
Mariella
- The Would-Be Gentleman (1955) ... Mariella
 1955 Ponds Theater (TV Series)
 1954 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Ogburn / Party Snob
- Fred Allen's Sketchbook (1954) ... Mrs. Ogburn / Party Snob
 1954 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Ramona
- Two (1954) ... Ramona
 1951 Once Upon a Tune (TV Series)
Performer
- Rapunzel (1951) ... Performer
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(1/11/89-3/5/89) Stage: Appeared in the musical, "Into the Woods," at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, CA, with Cleo Laine in the cast. Book written by / directed by James Lapine. Stephen Sondheim was composer / lyricist. Ann Hould-Ward was costume designer. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 5 Articles | See more »

Height:

5' 2" (1.57 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I had to act because I couldn't do anything else. See more »

Trivia:

Had attended the 100th Birthday of her lifelong friend Norman Lloyd, on 9 November 2014, in Los Angeles, California. See more »

Trademark:

Her plump, short stature See more »

Nickname:

Maude

Star Sign:

Taurus

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