The Facts of Life (1979–1988)
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The Beginning of the End 

When Blair discovers that Eastland Academy is in dire financial straits, she decides not to go to law school but buy it and save it from closing.

Director:

John Bowab

Writers:

Howard Leeds (developed by), Ben Starr (developed by) | 5 more credits »

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Cloris Leachman ... Beverly Ann Stickle
Lisa Whelchel ... Blair Warner
Kim Fields ... Dorothy 'Tootie' Ramsey
Mindy Cohn ... Natalie Green
Mackenzie Astin ... Andy Moffett
Sherrié Austin ... Pippa McKenna (as Sherrie Krenn)
Nancy McKeon ... Jo Polniaczek
Sam Behrens ... Wes Mitchell
Nicolas Coster ... David Warner
Kathleen Freeman ... Noreen Grisbee
Mayim Bialik ... Jennifer Cole
Seth Green ... Adam Brinkerhoff
Juliette Lewis ... Terry Rankin
Meredith Scott Lynn ... Ashley Payne
Marissa Mendenhall Marissa Mendenhall ... Sara Bellanger
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Storyline

When Blair discovers that Eastland Academy is in dire financial straits, she decides not to go to law school but buy it and save it from closing. Written by Attmay

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Genres:

Comedy | Family

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 1988 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The idea that Blair was to be headmistress of Eastland was the basis of a proposed spin-off that NBC decided not to turn into a series. See more »

Soundtracks

The Facts of Life
(theme song)
Written by Alan Thicke, Gloria Loring and Al Burton
Performed by Gloria Loring
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