Mrs. Garrett from TV’s ‘The Facts of Life,’ dies at 92

Charlotte Rae, a gregarious actress with a prodigious career on stage, screen and TV, died Sunday at the age of 92, her son Larry Strauss said.

She is best known for her role as housekeeper Edna Garrett, first on the sitcom “Diff’rent Strokes” and then the spinoff “The Facts of Life,” with both shows launching in the 1970s and running several years into the ’80s.

Rae passed away peacefully at her home in Los Angeles on August 5th, Strauss said, and was surrounded by her family. A cause of death was not provided.

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