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Charlotte Rae

Charlotte Rae
Rae at the 1988 Emmy Awards
Personal information
Birth nameCharlotte Rae Lubotsky
Birth dateApril 22, 1926(age 90)
Place of birthMilwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
OccupationActress, singer, dancer
Years active1952 present

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Charlotte Rae (born April 22, 1926) is an American prolific character actress of stage, comedienne, singer and dancer, who in her six decades of television is perhaps 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 also provided the voice of Nanny in the cartoon 101 Dalmatians: The Series.

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