Charlotte Rae

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Charlotte Rae

Charlotte Rae Lubotsky was born on April 22, 1926, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Russian Jewish immigrants Esther (née Ottenstein), who was a childhood friend of Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir, and Meyer Lubotsky, a retail tire business owner. She is one of three sisters, along with Miriam and the late Beverly (December 21, 1921 – June 2, 1998).

She graduated from Shorewood High School in 1944. For the first ten years or so of her life, Rae's family lived in Milwaukee, then moved to Shorewood, Wisconsin. She did radio work and was with the Wauwatosa Children's Theatre. At 16, she was an apprentice with the Port Players, a professional theater company that came for the summer to Milwaukee, with several established actors such as Morton DaCosta, who would eventually direct The Music Man on Broadway.

Rae attended Northwestern University, although she did not complete her studies, where she met Cloris Leachman, who many years later succeeded Rae on The Facts of Life for the show's last two seasons. At Northwestern she met several unknown stars and producers, including Agnes Nixon, Charlton Heston, Paul Lynde, Gerald Freedman, Claude Akins and songwriter Sheldon Harnick. When a radio personality told her that her last name wouldn't do, she dropped it, to her father's chagrin. She moved to New York City in 1948, where she performed in the theater and nightclubs. During her early years in New York, she worked at the Village Vanguard (alongside up-and-coming talents such as singer Richard Dyer-Bennet) and at the posh Blue Angel, home to budding talents Barbra Streisand, Mike Nichols and Elaine May. She moved to Los Angeles in 1974

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Charlotte Rae

Charlotte Rae Lubotsky was born on April 22, 1926, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Russian Jewish immigrants Esther (née Ottenstein), who was a childhood friend of Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir, and Meyer Lubotsky, a retail tire business owner. She is one of three sisters, along with Miriam and the late Beverly (December 21, 1921 – June 2, 1998).

She graduated from Shorewood High School in 1944. For the first ten years or so of her life, Rae's family lived in Milwaukee, then moved to Shorewood, Wisconsin. She did radio work and was with the Wauwatosa Children's Theatre. At 16, she was an apprentice with the Port Players, a professional theater company that came for the summer to Milwaukee, with several established actors such as Morton DaCosta, who would eventually direct The Music Man on Broadway.

Rae attended Northwestern University, although she did not complete her studies, where she met Cloris Leachman, who many years later succeeded Rae on The Facts of Life for the show's last two seasons. At Northwestern she met several unknown stars and producers, including Agnes Nixon, Charlton Heston, Paul Lynde, Gerald Freedman, Claude Akins and songwriter Sheldon Harnick. When a radio personality told her that her last name wouldn't do, she dropped it, to her father's chagrin. She moved to New York City in 1948, where she performed in the theater and nightclubs. During her early years in New York, she worked at the Village Vanguard (alongside up-and-coming talents such as singer Richard Dyer-Bennet) and at the posh Blue Angel, home to budding talents Barbra Streisand, Mike Nichols and Elaine May. She moved to Los Angeles in 1974

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Known Credits 69

Birthday 1926-04-22

Place of Birth Milwaukee - Wisconsin - USA

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2015 Ricki and the Flash as Oma
2015 She's The Best Thing in It as Herself
2012 Love Sick Love as Edna
2010 Pretty Little Liars(1 episode) as Bead Boutique Owner
2009 The Great Debate(7 episodes)
2008 You Don't Mess With the Zohan as Mrs. Greenhouse
2008 Christmas Cottage as Vesta
2007 Life(1 episode)
2001 The Facts of Life Reunion as Mrs. Edna Garrett
2000 Strong Medicine(1 episode)
1998 The King of Queens(1 episode)
1997 The Wonderful World of Disney(1 episode)
1997 101 Dalmatians: The Series(64 episodes)
1996 E! True Hollywood Story(2 episodes)
1995 Can't Hurry Love(1 episode)
1994 The Secret World of Alex Mack(1 episode)
1994 ER(4 episodes)
1994 Thunder in Paradise(1 episode)
1994 Intimate Portrait(1 episode)
1993 Diagnosis: Murder(1 episode)
1993 Thunder In Paradise as Lola Miller
1991 Sisters(3 episodes)
1991 Baby Talk(1 episode)
1988 Save the Dog!
1986 The Worst Witch as Miss Cackle
1985 227(1 episode)
1985 Words by Heart as Mary Tom Chism
1984 Murder, She Wrote(1 episode)
1982 St. Elsewhere(1 episode)
1982 The Facts of Life Goes to Paris as Edna Garrett
1979 The Facts of Life(160 episodes) as Edna Garrett
1979 Hair as Lady in Pink
1979 The Triangle Factory Fire Scandal as Bessie
1978 Diff'rent Strokes(1 episode)
1978 Flying High(1 episode)
1978 Rabbit Test as Claire
1978 A Different Approach
1977 The Love Boat(3 episodes)
1977 Sidewinder 1 as Mrs. Holt
1977 Szysznyk(1 episode)
1976 All's Fair(1 episode)
1976 Family(1 episode)
1976 The Rich Little Show(18 episodes)
1975 Queen of the Stardust Ballroom as Helen
1975 Hot l Baltimore(13 episodes)
1975 Barney Miller(1 episode)
1974 Good Times(1 episode)
1972 The Paul Lynde Show(2 episodes)
1972 Temperatures Rising(1 episode)
1972 The Hot Rock as Ma Murch
1971 McMillan & Wife(1 episode)
1971 Bananas as Mrs. Mellish
1971 All in the Family(1 episode)
1970 Jenny as Bella Star
1969 Love, American Style(1 episode)
1969 Hello Down There as Myrtle Ruth
1961 Car 54, Where Are You?(0 episodes)
1961 The DuPont Show of the Week(1 episode)
1961 The Defenders(1 episode)
1961 Way Out(1 episode)
1959 The Play of the Week(1 episode)
1955 Appointment with Adventure(1 episode)
1953 The United States Steel Hour(1 episode)
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame(1 episode)
1948 The Philco Television Playhouse(1 episode)
1900 The Brothers Flub(0 episodes)
1900 Beane's of Boston(0 episodes)
1900 Once Upon a Tune(0 episodes)
1900 Queen of the Stardust Ballroom(0 episodes)

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