Initially set at a girls' boarding school, that NBC series ran for nine seasons.
Rae played the beloved TV character until 1986, when health reasons forced her to step down. "Now I have to figure out whether I want to go have treatment again to opt for life". (Jessica Biel and Leonardo DiCaprio are now eyeing a reboot of the series.) Rae earned an Emmy nomination in 1982 for her performance in the series but lost to Carol Kane for Taxi.
The Tony and Emmy nominated actress appeared on the popular 1980s sitcom The Facts of Life for almost 10 years, sharing her personal struggles with the writers for the show to keep things realistic.
Viewers quickly fell in love with Mrs. Garrett, who also served as a wise yet sharp-tongued mentor to the young women on "The Facts of Life".
Born Charlotte Rae Lubotsky on April 22, 1926, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rae attended Northwestern University, where she met many future stars, including Agnes Nixon, Charlton Heston, Paul Lynde, and Cloris Leachman, who would become a good friend.
Her career spanned more than half a century and Rae appeared in dozens of TV shows, movies and stage productions.
"You all already know my heart is heavy yet", tweeted actress Kim Fields, who played Dorothy "Tootie" Ramsey on Facts of Life.
She married composer John Strauss in 1951, and the couple had two sons, Larry and Andrew.
In addition to Rae's son Larry and his wife, Eleanor, survivors include her sister Miriam, and grandchildren Sean, Carly, and Nora.
"I love life. I've had a wonderful one already ..."
In an interview with HuffPost in 2016, Rae said she never got exhausted of hearing people yell "Mrs. Garrett!" whenever they saw her.
When you think of hiring a tutor, the first thing that probably comes to mind is going to school school and getting an education. Most rates depend on the coach, but the cost hovers around $15 to $50 per hour for three to four hours of coaching.
Hundreds of people are slowly making their way into an OH high school ahead of a rally headlined by President Donald Trump . The Ohio rally was Trump's third of the week and he has pledged to accelerate his pace further as the midterms approach.
After a confrontation between associates of the pair, McGregor gatecrashed a Nurmagomedov press conference in NY in April. McGregor will avoid jail time and instead serve five days of community service and attent anger management classes.
Our market is stronger than ever, and will go up dramatically when these disgusting Trade Deals are successfully renegotiated. The result is that both China and the U.S. are now using government funds to stimulate areas of the economy.
The arrests are at odds with the progressive image the government has projected this year under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Saudi Arabia recalled its ambassador from Sweden and Stockholm cancelled a defence agreement with the Saudis.
Eighteen people have been killed in a horrific helicopter crash after its blades hit cargo hanging off another helicopter. It added that the helicopter was manufactured in Russian Federation in 2010, and the pilot had flown almost 6,000 hours.
Ray Lewis Inducted Into Pro Football Hall Of Fame
I would probably say Terrell Owens because I knew that if I went into an alley with this guy, this guy had my back". Near the end of his speech, Owens asked anyone who had ever felt isolated, misunderstood or bullied to stand up.
Tiger Woods fuelled by Open anger
He has not been eligible for a WGC until he slipped into the top 50 in the world with his tie for sixth two weeks ago at The Open. He could probably take two, three weeks off and he s going to get it around here fine, because he knows how to.
Red alerts for Portugal, Spain amid 'extreme heat'
Eight places across Portugal have seen the mercury reach near record highs, peaking at around 47 degrees in one region. Neighbouring Portugal has been described as "Hot as Hell" as temperatures have risen to 46 degrees this afternoon.