Charlotte Rae Dead At 92 After Cancer Battle

Beloved sitcom star survived her own brutal 'Facts of Life!'

Charlotte Rae — the popular character actor who found fame late in life as Mrs. Garrett on “Diff’rent Strokes” and “The Facts of Life” — died August 6 at her Los Angeles home. The 92-year-old actress passed away 16 months after revealing she’d been diagnosed with bone cancer, while also announcing she was a cancer survivor after a battle with pancreatic cancer — “which is a miracle” she added, ”that they found it because usually it’s too late. My mother, sister and my uncle died of pancreatic cancer.”