The Facts of Life Cast: Then and Now

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“You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you have”… the longest-running sitcom of the 1980s – “The Facts Of Life”. The show followed a housemother and students of the Eastland School, an all-female boarding school in New York. Of course with girls theres always lots of drama, gossip, but also friendship and loyalty. Find out where all your favorite cast members went after “The Facts of Life” wrapped in 1988.

Charlotte Rae – Then

Mrs. Garret was played by Charlotte, the character of a housekeeper at Eastland prep school who was also in charge of taking the girls under her wing. While the first season hosted seven girls in the house, season two brought significant change to the plot. The show’s producers thought it would be better to focus on fewer characters but more in depth. Mrs. Garret’s character was also made more 3-dimensional since she began as a caretaker but developed into the role of a businesswoman and dietician.

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