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Charlotte Rae

Charlotte Rae (born April 22, 1926) is an American actress and singer known for her portrayal of Edna Garrett in the sitcoms Diff'rent Strokes and The Facts of Life, in which she appeared from 1979 until 1986. She received a Best Actress Emmy Nomination in a comedy in 1982. She also appeared in two Facts of Life television movies: one in 1982, The Facts of Life Goes to Paris, and the second one, The Facts of Life Reunion, in 2001.