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Charlotte Rae

Comedienne/actress

Born - 22 April 1926, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Died - 5 August 2018

Goofy, diminutively dumpy, effervescent auburn-haired stand-up comedienne who played a few TV and film cameo roles and later became a TV star in the series The Facts of Life. Born Charlotte Rae Lubotsky and raised on a farm with two sisters, her stand-up routines led her to a TV debut as early as 1951. Film work crammed into a busy schedule includes The Journey of the Fifth Horse (1966), Hello Down There (1969), Jenny (1970), Bananas (1971), How to Steal a Diamond in Four Uneasy Lessons/The Hot Rock (1972), Sidewinder 1 (1977), Rabbit Test (1978), Hair (1979), Words by Heart (1985), Thunder in Paradise (1993), Nowhere (1997), You Don't Mess With the Zohan (2007), Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage (2008), Love Sick Love (2012) and Ricki and the Flash (2015), her last. She died from bone cancer after beating cancer of the pancreas seven years earlier. .