Posts Tagged ‘Diff’rent Strokes’

Conrad Bain Obituary

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

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Conrad Bain dies at 89; played father on ‘Diff’rent Strokes’

 

 

 

Conrad Bain was also an uptight neighbor on ‘Maude.’ When he was cast in the role, he had two decades of New York theater behind him.

 

By Valerie J. Nelson
Los Angeles Times
January 17, 2013

 

While portraying the white millionaire father on the hit TV sitcom “Diff’rent Strokes,” Conrad Bain was often asked whether he enjoyed working alongside such scene-stealing young co-stars as Gary Coleman, who precociously played one of his two adopted black sons.

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Gary Coleman Obituary

Friday, May 28th, 2010

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Gary Coleman dies at 42; child star of hit sitcom ‘Diff’rent Strokes’

 

 

 (Associated Press)

 

The actor dies in Utah days after a brain hemorrhage. After soaring to fame in the late 1970s, his post-TV-series life included a stint as a shopping mall security guard and an unlikely run for California governor.

 

By Dennis McLellan,
Los Angeles Times
May 28, 2010

 

Gary Coleman, who soared to fame in the late 1970s as the child star of the hit sitcom “Diff’rent Strokes” and whose post-TV-series life included a stint as a shopping mall security guard and an unlikely run for California governor, died Friday. He was 42.

 

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