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Charlotte Rae, matriarch on 'Facts of Life,' dies at 92

Charlotte Rae, matriarch on 'Facts of Life,' dies at 92

Charlotte Rae, the actress best known for her role as Mrs. Garrett, den mother to a group of rambunctious teenage girls on the long-running 1980s sitcom “The Facts of Life,” has died at 92.

Spokesman Harlan Boll said Rae died Sunday at her Los Angeles home. A cause of death was not immediately provided, but she was diagnosed with bone cancer in 2017.

"She was a dear, dear friend for many years, one of a kind, and it was such a joy to be able to work with her," says Alan Mandell, who directed and co-starred with Rae in the May production of "Endgame" at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. It was Rae's last performance.

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