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The Facts of Life (1979 - 1988)

The Facts of Life (1979 - 1988)

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A long-running `Diff'rent Strokes' spin-off set at a girls boarding school, with the Drummond's former housekeeper, Mrs. Garrett, now a housemother. The venues for her charges' escapades moved off-campus in later years when Mrs. Garrett opened a series of eateries in town, but her core group of young women remained largely unchanged.

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1987, NBC, 24 episodes

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1986, NBC, 28 episodes

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1985, NBC, 24 episodes

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1984, NBC, 27 episodes

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1983, NBC, 26 episodes

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1982, NBC, 28 episodes

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1981, NBC, 24 episodes

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1980, NBC, 16 episodes

Cast

Charlotte Rae
as Edna Garrett
Lisa Whelchel
as Blair Warner
Kim Fields
as Dorothy `Tootie' Ramsey
Mindy Cohn
as Natalie Green
Nancy McKeon
as Jo Polniaczek
John Lawlor
as Steven Bradley
Molly Ringwald
as Molly Parker
Felice Schachter
as Nancy Olson
Julie Piekarski
as Sue Ann Weaver
Julie Anne Haddock
as Cindy Webster
Jenny O'Hara
as Emily Mahoney
Roger Perry
as Charles Parker
Pam Segall
as Kelly Affinado
George Clooney
as George Burnett
Mackenzie Astin
as Andy Moffett
Cloris Leachman
as Beverly Ann Stickle
Sherrie Krenn
as Pippa McKenna
Paul Provenza
as Casey Clark
Robert Romanus
as `Snake' Robinson
Todd Hollowell
as Jeff Williams
Scott Bryce
as Rick Bonner
Alex Rocco
as Mr. Polniaszek
Marj Dusay
as Monica Warner
Jami Gertz
as Boots St. Clair
Heather McAdam
as Alexandra
Claire Malis Callaway
as Rose Polniaczek
Frédéric Andréi
as David LeClair
Nicolas Coster
as Mr. Warner
Orson Bean
as Warren Thompson
Roger Til
as Chef Antoine
Mark Tymchyshyn
as Ben Rutledge
Ryan Cassidy
as Kevin Metcalf
Dick O'Neill
as Henry Doublas
David Ackroyd
as Major Dorsey
Joel Brooks
as Raymond Garrett
Ian Wolfe
as Mr. Bigley
Franc Luz
as Professor Hart
Chip Fields
as Diane Ramsey
Bill Dana
as Manager
Jacques Ferriere
as Pierre Petit
Richard Moll
as Himself
Hazel Shermet
as Saleslady
Kres Mersky
as Miss Ames
Larry Wilmore
as Officer Ziaukus
Molly Picon
as Grandma
Matt Shakman
as Robby Hall
Tan Adams
as Julia
Todd Bridges
as Willis Jackson
Jean Sincere
as Mrs. Solomon
Greg Norberg
as Sergeant Wells
Sam Behrens
as Wes Mitchell
Beverly Leech
as Blond Girl
Martin Garner
as Mr. Lowell
Marc Mantell
as Paramedic No. 1
Gary Coleman
as Arnold Jackson
Mayim Bialik
as Jennifer
Tim Clark
as Boy No. 1
Thom Sharp
as Mayor Callahan
Lu Leonard
as Estelle
Grant Wilson
as Harrison Andrews
Louis Welch
as Instructor
Mako
as Mr. Wakamatsu
Gary Hudson
as Chad Broxton
Kevin Rodney Sullivan
as Marshall Ramsey
Clive Revill
as Professor Ryan
David Datz
as Teacher
Judith Cassmore
as Beth McNeil
Jeffrey Joseph
as Eddie Davis
Zsa Zsa Gabor
as Countess Calvet
Nicholas Coster
as Mr. Warner
Murray Matheson
as Henry Clayton
Casey Siemaszko
as Brian Corbett
Todd Susman
as Asst. Warden Yeager
Denise Halma
as Cynthia
Tom Fitzsimmons
as Alexander Garrett
Norman Alden
as Ernest Melbourne
Norman Burton
as Dr. Green
Frank Bonner
as Garth Kiley
Peter Hobbs
as Mr. Stevens
Peter Fox
as Barry
Gary Dubin
as Boy No. 2
Peter Parros
as Michael
Bill Henderson
as Art Jackson
Mark Burke
as Robert
Elizabeth Kerr
as Edna Fisher
Penelope Ann Miller
as Kristen Morgan
Bill Macy
as Harold
Lou Richards
as Mr. Palmer
Scott Strader
as Barnett Thornwood
Vivian Brown
as Miss Southwick
Kenneth Tigar
as Mr. Garfield
Liz Keifer
as Belinda
Charles Levin
as Looney Lou
Fabian
as Himself
Reb Brown
as I.D. Checker
Johnny Haymer
as Officer Franklin
Erica Yohn
as Louise
Bruce Solomon
as Bill Simpson
Toby Alexander
as Alan Peterson
Cathleen Cordell
as Mrs. Pickering
Armin Shimerman
as Mr. Smith
Ian Giatti
as Stanley
Betty Kean
as Louise Le Beau
Stacey Q
as Cinnamon
John O'Leary
as Elmore Rusk
John Mark Robinson
as Jonathon Dutton
Kenneth Mars
as Mr. Harris
Cynthia Latham
as Mme. Gerarde
John Shearin
as Dr. Perkins
Kim Darby
as Doris
Tony Longo
as Hacksaw
Terrence McGovern
as Elliott Sincerre
Colby Chester
as Professor Dugan
John Ingle
as Father Donovan
Dick Van Patten
as Frank Stickle
Jonathan Perpich
as Eric Sandler
Amzie Strickland
as Marie Thornwell
Robyn Bernard
as Heather Hunt
Jeff Cohen
as Seymour Slavick
Tom Eplin
as George
Greg Monaghan
as Joel Kramer
Bobby Rydell
as Himself
Susan Walters
as Cynthia Parks
Ed Penn
as Man No. 1
Frank Aletter
as Mr. Smith
Cliff Norton
as Mr. Hansen
Rob Stone
as Harvey
Edith Fields
as Mrs. Block
Peter DeLuise
as Fielding
Suzanne Snyder
as Penny Caminiti
Laura Waterbury
as Mrs. Crawley
Mike Preston
as McKenna
Bella Bruck
as Woman Attendant
P.R. Man
as Rick Fitts
Jan Rabson
as Waiter
Steve Susskind
as Thaddaious
Gary Quinn
as Richard
Peter Michael Goetz
as Fred Burnett
Jeff Scharfrath
as Guy's Voice 1
Adam Carl
as Jeremy Bennett
Steven Anderson
as Professor
Heidi Helmer
as Girl No. 1
Robert DoQui
as Jack Humphries
Connie Danese
as Waitress
Demetre Phillips
as Detective Scott
Nick Corri
as Enrico Quinterrez
Alan Blumenfeld
as Mr. Simmons
Maurice LaMarche
as Rod Sperling
Stracey Q
as Cinnamon
Chuck McCann
as Santa Claus
Peter Marc
as Mr. Wayne
Susie Goddard
as Tough Girl
Edna Dix
as Miss Barnett
Roz Witt
as Registrar
Marcy Barkin
as Miss Burton
Nat Bernstein
as Mr. Nathan
Tom Henschel
as Stage Manager
Meg Wyllie
as Mrs. Webster
Lois Nettleton
as Noreen Stickle
Sheldon Leonard
as Josef Polniaczek
Beah Richards
as Grandmother
Linda Henning
as Margaret Parks
Ron Fassler
as Dr. Nichols
W. Perren Page
as Man No. 2
Danna Hansen
as Mrs. Kravitz
John DeMita
as Mr. Horn
Jane Kean
as Ms. Andrews
Phil Redrow
as Professor Jordan
Robert Phalen
as Arnold Jensen
Warren Burton
as Sergio Pavan
Anthony Holland
as Ray Richman
Pepe Crow
as Renaldo
Wendell Baker
as Boy No. 1
Shane McCabe
as Mr. Burgess
Laura Esterman
as Ms. Resnick
Paul Nesbitt
as Mr. Crawley
Cristy Dawson
as Francine
Jeff Olan
as Guy's Voice 2
Sarina C. Grant
as Sgt. McNamara
James Staley
as Barkley
Beverly Nero
as Pianist
Joan Freeman
as Mrs. Smith
Lewis Dauber
as Floyd Barton
B.L. Collins
as Guy's Voice 3
Jane Dulo
as Mrs. Beets
Conrad Bain
as Philip Drummond
Robert Hooks
as Mr. Ramsey
David Bond
as Checkers Player
Charo
as Herself
Darrow Igus
as Officer
Evelyn Guerrero
as Mrs. Ramirez
William Bogert
as Mr. Parker
Peter Barth
as Stage Manager
Ralph Manxa
as Mr. Balducci
René Assa
as Jacques
Blake Clark
as Trucker
Dennis Haysbert
as Sgt. Evans
Hakeem
as Ralph
Grant Heslov
as Jonathan Spencer
Troy Evans
as Policeman
Sandra Reaves-Phillips
as Norren Grisbee
Vincent Bufano
as National Guardsman
Linda Darlow
as Waitress
Beverly Dixon
as Woman No. 1
Bill Galligan
as Mongo Morahn
Larry Mollin
as TV Announcer
Gloria Carlin
as Mrs. Parker
Dudley Knight
as Announcer
Fritzi Burr
as Mrs. Waldman
Lyla Oliver
as Mrs. Miller
Ray Combs
as Technician
Diane Racine
as Mrs. Flynn
John Welsh
as Mr. Morehead
Robert Alda
as Robert Garrett
Don Gibb
as Wendell
Bruce Penhall
as Steve Garland
John Wesley
as Crandall
Sidney Chankin
as Mr. White
Flo di Re
as Bobbie
El DeBarge
as Himself
Ben Piazza
as Dean Howard
Ron Sloan
as Danny Robinson
Evan Arnold
as Phillip
John Randolph
as Ward Beaumont
Philippe Brizard
as Bookseller
Paul Comi
as Phillips
Danny Dayton
as Mr. Avery
Shirley Prestia
as Miss O'Donnell
Richard Mehana
as Mr. Plimpton
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Series Details

TV Network: NBC
Premiere Date: Aug 24, 1979
Genre: Comedy
Executive Producer: Jerry Mayer
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