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Charlotte Rae is a Actor American born on 22 april 1926 at Milwaukee

Charlotte Rae

Charlotte Rae
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Birth name Charlotte Rae Lubotsky
Nationality USA
Birth 22 april 1926 at Milwaukee
Death 5 august 2018 (at 92 years)

Charlotte Rae (born Charlotte Rae Lubotsky; April 22, 1926) is an American character actress of stage, comedienne, singer and dancer, who in her six decades of television is best known for her portrayal of Edna Garrett in the sitcoms Diff'rent Strokes and The Facts of Life (in which she starred from 1979 to 1986). She received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy in 1982. She also appeared in two Facts of Life television movies: The Facts of Life Goes to Paris in 1982 and The Facts of Life Reunion in 2001. She voiced the character of "Nanny" in 101 Dalmatians: The Series. She also appeared as Gammy Hart in Girl Meets World. In 2015, she returned to the silver screen in the feature film Ricki and the Flash, with Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, and Rick Springfield.


She married composer John Strauss on November 4, 1951. In the mid 1970s he came out as bisexual and the couple divorced in 1976. Strauss died in 2011 at age 90 following a long battle with Parkinson's disease. The couple had two sons, Larry and Andrew.

Health issues
In 1982, Rae had a pacemaker implanted in her heart. In 2009, due to the frequency of pancreatic cancer in her own family, Rae was screened and diagnosed early. Her mother, an uncle, and her elder sister Beverly all died of the disease. Rae is cancer-free and in remission as of 2015.

Usually with

Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1 films)
Joan Rivers
Joan Rivers
(1 films)
Adam Sandler
Adam Sandler
(1 films)
Robert Smigel
Robert Smigel
(1 films)
Ann Roth
Ann Roth
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Charlotte Rae (16 films)

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Ricki and the Flash, 1h41
Directed by Jonathan Demme
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians
Actors Meryl Streep, Mamie Gummer, Kevin Kline, Rick Springfield, Sebastian Stan, Ben Platt
Roles Oma
Rating58% 2.949022.949022.949022.949022.94902
Ricki chased her dreams of becoming a famous rock star by abandoning her family. She gets a chance to put things right when her ex-husband Pete asks her to visit Indianapolis and help their estranged daughter Julie through a difficult time.
You Don't Mess with the Zohan, 1h53
Directed by Dennis Dugan
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action
Themes Films set in Africa, Spy films, Films about religion, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Adam Sandler, John Turturro, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Nick Swardson, Lainie Kazan, Rob Schneider
Roles Mrs. Greenhouse
Rating55% 2.750042.750042.750042.750042.75004
Zohan Dvir (Adam Sandler) is a kind-hearted superhuman Israeli counter-terrorist and the finest and most respected soldier in the Israel Defense Forces. However, Zohan has become both disgusted and disenchanted by the constant fighting, secretly dreaming of moving to the USA and becoming a hairdresser. This reaches a breaking point when a barbecue he hosts is interrupted by the IDF sending Zohan on a mission to stop a Palestinian terrorist group being led by his personal arch-enemy, Fatoush "the Phantom" Hakbarah (John Turturro), another superhuman. Despite being upset over his ruined party, Zohan sees it as his long awaited chance to desert the IDF and move to America. During the pursuit he fakes his own death and smuggles himself onto a flight to New York City, cutting his own hair and taking the alias "Scrappy Coco" (the names of two dogs he shared the flight with) while claiming that he is "Half Australian, Half Mount Everest." Meanwhile, the Phantom becomes rich and famous for supposedly killing Zohan and starts his own fast-food business, "Muchentuchen".
Christmas Cottage, 1h36
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Christmas films
Actors Jared Padalecki, Peter O'Toole, Marcia Gay Harden, Aaron Ashmore, Chelan Simmons, Richard Burgi
Roles Vesta
Rating64% 3.249423.249423.249423.249423.24942
Un étudiant revient dans son village et découvre que sa mère est couverte de dettes. Pour la sauver, il accepte de peindre une gigantesque fresque représentant le village et ses habitants.
The Facts of Life Reunion, 2h
Directed by Charles Herman-Wurmfeld
Origin USA
Actors Charlotte Rae, Lisa Whelchel, Mindy Cohn, Kim Fields, Mark Lutz, Joel Brooks
Roles Mrs. Edna Garrett
Rating47% 2.3775252.3775252.3775252.3775252.377525
A widowed Mrs. Garrett is heading back to America on a cruise ship, ready for a new life and also looking forward to seeing her "girls" again, all of whom have grown into successful, independent women:
Tom and Jerry: The Movie, 1h16
Directed by Phil Roman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about children, Films about cats, Films about dogs, Mise en scène d'un rongeur, Musical films, Mise en scène d'une souris, Buddy films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Richard Kind, Dana Hill, Anndi McAfee, Charlotte Rae, Tony Jay, Ed Gilbert
Roles Aunt Pristine Figg
Rating54% 2.7061752.7061752.7061752.7061752.706175
Tom and Jerry together with their owners are about to move to a new home. The moving van is at their old house waiting, and Tom doses in the back of the car. However when he notices Jerry he puts him on a stick, and Jerry, noticing no escape and knowing that he will fly, he grabs hold of Tom's whiskers so they fly together into the garden. Jerry quickly dashes into his mousehole and locks the door, Tom nailing wooden planks on the door. When Tom tries to get in the moving car, he ends up with a bulldog and ties up his ears so he cannot see. Tom runs into the house for safety and stays there for the night.
The Worst Witch, 1h10
Directed by Robert Young
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
Actors Fairuza Balk, Diana Rigg, Charlotte Rae, Tim Curry, Sabina Franklyn, Su Elliott
Roles Miss Cackle
Rating70% 3.5465553.5465553.5465553.5465553.546555
The film follows the plot of the 1974 book. The movie centers around Mildred Hubble, who is invariably the school's "Worst Witch." Mildred creates many mishaps, including the incidents of when Mildred turns herself invisible and transforms Ethel into a pig. The climax surrounds Miss Cackle's notorious twin evil sister, Agatha, plotting to take over the Academy. Ultimately Agatha is foiled by Mildred and Mildred establishes herself as the hero for the academy.
Hair (1979)
, 2h1
Directed by Miloš Forman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Historical, Musical
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Films about religion, Théâtre, Musical films, Political films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals
Actors John Savage, Treat Williams, Beverly D'Angelo, Donnie Dacus, Annie Golden, Dorsey Wright
Roles Lady in Pink
Rating75% 3.798613.798613.798613.798613.79861
Claude Hooper Bukowski, an Oklahoma farm boy, heads to New York City to enter the Army and serve in the Vietnam War. In Central Park, he meets a troupe of free-spirited hippies led by George Berger, a young man who introduces him to debutante Sheila Franklin when they crash a dinner party at her home. Inevitably, Claude is sent off to recruit training in Nevada, but Berger and his band of merry pranksters - including Woof Daschund, LaFayette "Hud" Johnson, and pregnant Jeannie Ryan - follow him to give a sendoff. They are met at the base's main gate by a surly MP, who doesn't like their looks and demands that they leave. Accordingly, Sheila flirts with an off-duty Sergeant in order to steal his uniform, which she gives to Berger. He uses it to extract Claude from the base for a last meeting with Sheila, taking his place. However, while Claude is away, the unit is suddenly rallied and flown out to Vietnam; Berger, whose ruse is somehow never detected, is taken with them. The film ends with the main cast singing at Berger's grave, followed by scenes of a large anti-war protest outside the White House in Washington, DC.
Rabbit Test, 1h24
Directed by Joan Rivers
Genres Comedy
Actors Billy Crystal, Roddy McDowall, Joan Prather, Alex Rocco, Doris Roberts, Michael Keaton
Roles Claire
Rating31% 1.5821.5821.5821.5821.582
Lionel Carpenter is a night-school teacher who has bad luck with women. He remains a virgin until his brash cousin Danny (Alex Rocco) sets him up with a one-night stand. Soon after, Lionel starts feeling nauseated and vomits, eventually doing so onto Segoynia Savaka (Joan Prather), one of his immigrant students. This turns out to be a blessing in disguise, as it gives him an excuse to ask her out on a date, and a romance develops.
The Hot Rock, 1h45
Directed by Peter Yates
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Action, Crime, Romance
Themes Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Robert Redford, George Segal, Ron Leibman, Paul Sand, Moses Gunn, Zero Mostel
Roles Ma Murch
Rating67% 3.3981753.3981753.3981753.3981753.398175
After John Dortmunder (Redford) is released from his latest stint in prison, he is approached by his brother-in-law, Andy Kelp (Segal), about another job. Dr. Amusa (Gunn) seeks a valuable gem in the Brooklyn Museum that is of great significance to his people in his country in Africa, stolen during colonial times and then re-stolen by various African nations.
Bananas (1971)
, 1h22
Directed by Woody Allen
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Seafaring films, Monde imaginaire, Films about sexuality, Transport films, LGBT-related films, Political films, Films about Latin American military dictatorships, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Louise Lasser, Woody Allen, Carlos Montalbán, Sylvester Stallone, Dan Frazer, Jacobo Morales
Roles Mrs. Mellish
Rating69% 3.4980953.4980953.4980953.4980953.498095
Fielding Mellish (Woody Allen) is the main character, but he does not appear until after the opening credits. The cold open, which featured the assassination of the president of the fictional "banana republic" of San Marcos that completed a coup d'état bringing Gen. Emilio Molina Vargas (Carlos Montalban) to power, sets up the situation that Mellish would enter later in the movie. The scene was in the form of a championship boxing telecast on Wide World of Sports, with Don Dunphy as the host and Howard Cosell as the commentator.
Jenny (1970)
, 1h29
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Marlo Thomas, Alan Alda, Marian Hailey-Moss, Elizabeth Wilson, Vincent Gardenia, Philip Bruns
Roles Bella Star
Rating50% 2.5183752.5183752.5183752.5183752.518375
Marlo Thomas plays the title role; a young small-town woman, who moves away to the city when she becomes pregnant through a one-night stand. She meets film director Delano (Alda), who has received a draft notice and does not want to be inducted into the Army. Jenny and Delano take a liking to each other. Learning that an acquaintance got out of having to serve by having a baby on the way, Delano offers to marry Jenny, claim paternity and support her baby, if she in turn will play along, and he can avoid being drafted.
Hello Down There, 1h38
Directed by Jack Arnold, Ricou Browning
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Tony Randall, Janet Leigh, Jim Backus, Ken Berry, Roddy McDowall, Charlotte Rae
Roles Myrtle Ruth
Rating61% 3.050533.050533.050533.050533.05053
Fred Miller (Tony Randall) must prove that his new design for an underwater home is viable by convincing his family to live in it for 30 days. His son and daughter (Gary Tigerman and Kay Cole) are members of an emerging pop rock band (Richard Dreyfuss and Lou Wagner) whom they invite to live with them during the experiment. Their temporary home, which Miller dubs the "Green Onion," is 90 feet below the surface of the ocean and is filled with super-modern appliances and amenities for house-wife Vivian (Janet Leigh) all designed by Miller, and a hole in the floor providing direct access to the sea.