The Facts of My Life by Charlotte RaeCharlotte Raes career spans more than seventy years, from the golden age of television to Shakespeare in the Park, the New York Cabaret scene of the late 1940s and 50s to her hit series, The Facts of Life and well beyond. Off stage and screen, Charlottes life has been one of joy and challenge, raising an autistic son, coming to terms with alcoholism, the heartache of a broken marriage, the revelation of a gay husband and the sudden challenge of facing middle-age with financial and emotional uncertainties-an crisis she ultimately turned into the determination that brought her stardom. The Facts of My Life is the first opportunity for Charlotte fans to explore the fascinating story of her extraordinary life: poignant and hilarious, a story of courage and triumph, one that speaks for a generation of women breaking barriers, taking on challenges, overcoming personal tragedy, and paving the way for others.
Charlotte Rae, Mrs. Garrett on 'The Facts of Life,' dies at 92
Charlotte Rae, the quavery-voiced redhead who started out on Broadway but was best known as a warmhearted, wisecracking housemother in two hit s sitcoms, died on Sunday at her home in Los Angeles. She was Her death followed a series of illnesses, including several cancers and a history of heart failure, her son, Larry Strauss, said. Rae was a fixture on Broadway and television for six decades. But along with other stars from the golden age of Broadway like Betty Garrett and Bea Arthur, she found her greatest success in sitcoms, beginning in the early years of television.
Garrett, a girls' school housemother who smoothly guided her charges through crises and comedy. Rae says she implored the TV show's producers to let her character "lose her temper, yell at the kids. Let her be a human being.
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Garrett, a girls' school housemother who smoothly guided her charges through crises and comedy. Rae says she implored the TV show's producers to let her character "lose her temper, yell at the kids. Let her be a human being. They declined. But as Rae, 89, recounts in her new autobiography, her own life bore little resemblance to the sitcom-grade serenity of Edna Garrett's, instead marked by challenges that included son Andy's autism and her husband's late-in-life disclosure that he was bisexual and wanted an open marriage. The Facts of My Life BearManor Media , paints Rae as a woman determined to face the world with grace and humor, dedicated to her family, friends and a career that stretched from s TV to Broadway.
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Du kanske gillar. Inbunden Engelska, Spara som favorit. Skickas inom vardagar. Charlotte is the consummate actress, comedienne, entertainer. Her work on stage and screen is always hilarious and somehow also gets you right in the gut. Her story is every bit as brilliant.