Rae, Charlotte

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Rae, Charlotte Gender: F
Charlotte Rae Lubotsky
born on 22 April 1926 at 18:30 (= 6:30 PM )
Place Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 43n02, 87w54
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Przybylowski
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Charlotte Rae
photo: Alan Light, license cc-by-2.0


American actress in films, stage and TV whose work spanned comedy, drama, crime melodrama, musicals, sports and political satire across six decades. From her earliest work, she thrived on character roles of women who were older than she. She is known for the TV soap "From These Roots," 1961. Rae was also noted as a comedienne, singer and dancer.

In 1978, Rae was cast as flibbertigibbet housekeeper Mrs. Garrett on the Gary Coleman series "Diff'rent Strokes;" the character struck such a responsive chord with audiences that she was spun off into her own starring sitcom "The Facts of Life," 1979. She retained the role until 1986, by which time she had been nominated for two Emmys.

Her work included many TV parts in shows which include "All in the Family." 1971, "Barney Miller," 1975, "St. Elsewhere," 1982 and "Murder, She Wrote," 1984.

Rae provided voiceover for such animated offerings as "Tom and Jerry: The Movie," 1993 and TV's "Itsy Bitsy Spider." An off-and-on nightclub and revue performer, Charlotte Rae took her one-woman "Broadway Highlights" show on the road in 1994.

In 2015, she returned to the silver screen in the feature film "Ricki and the Flash," with Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, and Rick Springfield.

Rae married composer John Strauss on 4 November 1951. In the mid 1970s, he came out as bisexual, and the couple divorced in 1976. The couple had two sons.

In November 2015, Rae released her new autobiography, "The Facts of My Life," which was co-written with her son, Larry Strauss. She died in Los Angeles, California, of bone cancer on 5 August 2018 at age 92.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Fields, Kim (born 12 May 1969). Notes: co-stars on "The Facts of Life"
  • associate relationship with Plato, Dana (born 7 November 1964). Notes: Co-stars on "Diff'rent Strokes," 1978-1984+
  • associate relationship with Whelchel, Lisa (born 29 May 1963). Notes: Co-stars on "The Facts of Life"
  • business associate/partner relationship with Bain, Conrad (born 4 February 1923). Notes: Co-stars on "Diff'rent Strokes"
  • business associate/partner relationship with Bridges, Todd (born 27 May 1965). Notes: Co-stars on "Diff'rent Strokes"


  • Relationship : Marriage 4 November 1951 (John Strauss)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1961 (TV soap started)
  • Relationship : Divorce dates 1976 (John Strauss)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 3 November 1978 ("Diff'rent Strokes" TV series debut broadcast)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 24 August 1979 ("The Facts of Life" TV series debut broadcast)
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  • Health : Medical procedure 1982 (Pacemaker implanted in her chest)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1993 (Voice-over for movie)
  • Work : Begin Major Project 1994 (Began comedy tour)
  • Death of Child 1999 (Son, Andy)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released November 2015 (Autobiography, "The Facts of My Life")
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Source Notes

Stephen Przybylowski quotes B.C. (Same in Gauquelin Book of American Charts)


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (Bone)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Alcohol (Joined AA, nearly 50-year sobriety)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces (One)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
  • Family : Relationship : Stress - Distant (Husband came out as bisexual and they divorced)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two sons)
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Bone cancer)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (92 years old)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (TV strongest medium, extremely versatile)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Comedy
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star ("From These Roots;" "Diff'rent Strokes;" "The Facts of Life")
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Voice-Over (Cartoon movies)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Dancer/ Teacher
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer ("The Facts of My Life")
  • Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women