Apr. 22nd, 1926
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Charlotte Rae's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2008 - You Don't Mess With the Zohan
1997 - Nowhere
1979 - Hair
1972 - The Hot Rock
1971 - Bananas
1969 - Hello Down There
Guest TV Roles
Flossie - Manicurist
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- Knew 'Jeffrey Hunter (I)' (qv) through their work in local theater as teenagers.
- Middle daughter of three musical girls. Older sister Beverly, an opera singer, died of cancer a few years ago. Younger sister Mimi is a musician and composer.
- Best known by the public for her starring role as Edna Garrett on _"The Facts of Life" (1979)_ (qv).
- Her classmates at Northwestern University included 'Cloris Leachman' (qv), 'Paul Lynde' (qv), 'Charlton Heston' (qv), 'Martha Hyer' (qv), 'Patricia Neal' (qv) and 'Agnes Nixon' (qv). Because they were seated alphabetically and her last name was Lubotsky, she & Lynde were seated next to each other.
- Was twice nominated for Broadway's Tony Award: in 1966, as Best Supporting or Featured Actress (Musical) for "Pickwick" (based on the 'Charles Dickens' (qv) work), and in 1969, as Best Actress (Dramatic) for "Morning, Noon, and Night".
- Charlotte divorced her husband, composer 'John Strauss (I)' (qv), before starting _"Diff'rent Strokes" (1978)_ (qv). Her only child, Larry, is a south Central L.A. teacher.
- Member of Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority.
- Attended Northwestern University (Evanston, IL).
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