CTVA US Comedy - "The Facts of Life" (Norman Lear/NBC)(1979-88) Charlotte Rae, Cloris Leachman

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Diff'rent Strokes (1978-86)  -  Spin off  The Facts of Life (1979-88)
The Facts of Life (1979-88)
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The Fact of Life (season 1) (NBC) (1979-1980)      Charlotte Rae
The Fact of Life (season 2) (NBC) (1980-1981)      Charlotte Rae
The Fact of Life (season 3) (NBC) (1981-1982)      Charlotte Rae
The Fact of Life (season 4) (NBC) (1982-1983)      Charlotte Rae
The Fact of Life (season 5) (NBC) (1983-1984)       Charlotte Rae
The Fact of Life (season 6) (NBC) (1984-1985)       Charlotte Rae
The Fact of Life (season 7) (NBC) (1985-1986)       Charlotte Rae
The Fact of Life (season 8) (NBC) (1986-1987)  Cloris Leachman
The Fact of Life (season 9) (NBC) (1987-1988)  Cloris Leachman
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THE FACTS OF LIFE
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T.A.T. Communications Company (Norman Lear)
Embassy Television Production (Los Angeles) (E L P Communications)
(verified from 1983-88)
for
NBC
Produced by Linda Marsh & Margie Peters (1982-83)(season 4)
Co-producer: Rita Dillon (1983-84)(season 5)(verified)
Produced by Kimberly Hill; Co-producer: Rita Dillon (1984-85) (season 6)
Produced by Bruce Ferber, David Lerner, Paul Haggis, Rita Dillon, Bob Meyer, Bob Young (1985-86)(season 7)
Produced by Douglas Arango & Phil Doran, Rita Dillon (1986-87) (season 8)
Produced by Ross Brown, Rita Dillon (1987-88) (season 9)

US Situation Comedy series 1979-88  200 episodes x 30min (24Aug79-14Sep79)(14Mar80-10Sep88)(9 seasons)

Starring:
Charlotte Rae as Edna Garrett (145 episodes, 1979-1986) (season 1-7)
Cloris Leachman as Beverly Ann Stickle (48 episodes, 1986-1988) (seasons 8-9)

Lisa Whelchel as Blair Warner (200 episodes, 1979-1988)
Kim Fields as Dorothy 'Tootie' Ramsey (200 episodes, 1979-1988)
Mindy Cohn as Natalie Green (200 episodes, 1979-1988)
Nancy McKeon as Joanne 'Jo' Polniaczek (186 episodes, 1980-1988)

Recurring Characters:
Mackenzie Astin as Andy Moffet (65 episodes, 1985-1988)

Premise:
Events in the lives of four girls (Blair, Jo, Tootie and Natalie) as they grow from adolescence to young
women. Early episodes are set at Eastland School for Girls in Peekskill, New York.

Later, when Blair and Jo attend Langley College, former teacher Edna Garrett opens "Edna's Edibles", a gourmet
food store. When this is destroyed by fire, Edna and the girls open "Over Our Heads" a variety store.

In September 1986, at the start of season 8 when Edna Garrett (Charlotte Rae) marries Robert Gaynes (Robert Mandan),
her sister,  Beverly Ann (Cloris Leachman) replaces her as a substitute mother to the girls.

Spin-off from  -  Diff'rent Strokes  (Norman Lear/NBC/ABC)(1978-86) starring Conrad Bain, Gary Coleman, Todd Bridges, Dana Plato

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[--] Diff'rent Strokes: The Girls' School -aka- Garrett's Girls
prod. no. 0122 / 4May79 NBC Wed
Teleplay by Howard Leeds & Ben Starr;
Story by Dick Clair, Jenna McMahon, Howard Leeds & Ben Starr
Directed by Herbert Kenwith
videotape editor: Bill Petty.
Mrs. Garrett decides whether or not to become the house mother at Kimberly's school.
(This was the  pilot for the spin-off series "The Facts of Life")

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[--] The Facts of Life goes to Paris (1982) (2hr. TV Movie Special)
25 September 1982
Produced by Linda Marsh & Margie Peters
Written by Jerry Mayer, Jack Elinson, Linda Marsh et al.
Directed by Asaad Kelada.
Editor: Jack Horger; director of photography: Woody Omens;
music theme by Alan Thicke, Gloria Loring & Al Burton; music by Misha Segal;
Cast: Charlotte Rae, Lisa Whelchel, Kim Fields et al.

[--] The Facts of Life Down Under (1987) (2hr TV Movie Special)
15 February 1987
Crawford Productions Int. in association with Embassy Communications.
Produced by Michael Lake
Written by Gordon Cotler.
Directed by Stuart Margolin.
director of photography: Ron Hagen; edited by David Stiven;
Music by Fred Karlin;
Cast: Cloris Leachman, Lisa Whelchel, Kim Fields et al.


[--] The Facts of Life Reunion (2001) (TV)

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