Mindy Cohn and other co-stars react to the death of Charlotte Rae

Ksenia Novikova
Aug 08, 2018
11:24 A.M.

Actress Charlotte Rae passed away recently after battling bone cancer. She was well known for her roles on Diff’rent Strokes and The Facts of Life.


To pay tribute to the star, her former co-stars took to social media to share their condolences. Amongst those who honored her was actress Mindy Cohn.

Charlotte Rae, 92, died surrounded by family and friends at her Los Angeles home. She is survived by her son, Larry Strauss.

On Diff’rent Strokes she had a role as housekeeper Edna Garrett. The character became so popular that Rae got her own NBC spinoff, The Facts of Life, in 1979.


For more on this story go to our Twitter account @amomama_usa. The series was set at an all-girls boarding school in Peekskill, New York.

Rae acted with teenage girls that she was responsible for which were played by Lisa Whelchel, Mindy Cohn, Kim Fields, and Nancy McKeon. After her death was announced, many of her TV co-stars took to social media to pay tribute to her.

“i will continue to make you proud. and, as I send sympathies to larry and the rest of the family, I wish you the happiest of homecomings.”

Mindy Cohn, Instagram, August 5, 2018

They included Facts Of Life stars Fields and Cohn and Diff’rent Strokes’ Todd Bridges. Fields, who played roller skate-wearing Dorothy “Tootie” Ramsey told her Twitter fans that her heart was heavy at the loss.


Bridges, who is now the only living star of Diff’rent Strokes, posted a photo of his late co-star to Twitter with a caption wishing her peaceful rest. The actor’s other co-stars Gary Coleman, Dana Plato, and Conrad Bain have all passed away.


Cohn, who played Natalie Green on the spin-off sitcom, posted a tribute to the late actress on Instagram. In her post, the actress called Rae “my champion, a teacher, a proud example of the tenacity and perseverance needed to live an actor’s life.”

Rae remained close with her TV co-stars in the years following Diff’rent Strokes and The Facts of Life. Two years ago, she supported Fields as part of the audience when the actress competed on Dancing with the Stars.


In 2016, Rae told On Milwaukee, “I am very close with Nancy (McKeon) and recently visited her on her ranch in Austin. I had a ‘jammie party’ with her children.”


She also shared that she was also still close with Whelchel, Fields, and Cohn. The star revealed that they were all doing well and had beautiful families.

Her death came at a time when a reboot of the classic NBC series is being considered at Sony Pictures TV. Appian Way, the company run by Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson, is in negotiations to executive produce a reboot.

Jessica Biel’s Iron Ocean Films is set to co-produce the series.

Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Related posts

Lisa Whelchel Was Married for 24 Years to Pastor & 'Never Thought' Divorce Would Happen to Her

March 27, 2022

The Life of Twins Lindsay & Sidney Greenbush 40 Years after Playing Carrie in 'Little House on the Prairie'

April 07, 2022

Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz's Kids Lived Different Lives after Parents Thrust Them into the Spotlight

February 13, 2022

Jennifer Love Hewitt an Brian Hallisay Have Been Together for More than a Decade & Share 3 Beautiful Kids

February 21, 2022

Pam Dawber Lost On-Screen Sister Rebecca Schaeffer — She Switched Focus from Her Career to Her Family with Mark Harmon

March 12, 2022

Barbara Hale Was Close with Raymond Burr's Partner after Star's Death - He Kept Their Relationship a Secret for 35 Years

March 15, 2022

Robert Reed Was a Doting Father — He Refused Visitors except for His Daughter & Friend before His Death

March 11, 2022

Roseanne Barr Blamed Sara Gilbert for Destroying Her — Her Family-Oriented Life After the Scandal

March 13, 2022

Robin Williams Wanted His Children to Be Proud of Him — Meet His 3 Kids Who He Cherished

March 09, 2022

Erin Murphy AKA Tabitha from 'Bewitched' Is Now a Mom of 6 — Inside Her Life 50 Years after the Show

May 14, 2022

Sophie Turner Returns to Screens in 'The Staircase' - Here Is How Motherhood Changed Her Acting

May 03, 2022

Meet Lisa Whelchel's Kids with Her Pastor Ex to Whom She Thought She 'Would Be Married Forever'

April 24, 2022

Meet Charlie Day's Stunning Wife — He Won the Chance to Talk to Her by Arm-Wrestling a Friend

January 27, 2022

Jane ‘Nightbirde’ Marczewski Said Faith Helped Her Foresee Fatal Diagnosis and Get Through Her Divorce

February 23, 2022