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The Facts of Life (1979)

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The Facts of Life is an American sitcom that originally ran on the NBC television network from August 24, 1979, to May 7, 1988, making it the longest running sitcom of the 1980s. A spin-off of the sitcom Diff'rent Strokes, the series' premise focuses on Edna Garrett as she becomes a housemother at the fictional Eastland School, an all-female boarding school in Peekskill, New York.

  1. Norman Lear


  2. Dick Clair


  3. Jenna McMahon


Series Cast

  1. Lisa Whelchel as Blair Warner

    Lisa Whelchel

    Blair Warner

    201 Episodes

  2. Kim Fields as Tootie Ramsey

    Kim Fields

    Tootie Ramsey

    201 Episodes

  3. Mindy Cohn as Natalie Green

    Mindy Cohn

    Natalie Green

    201 Episodes

  4. Nancy McKeon as Joanne Jo Polniaczek

    Nancy McKeon

    Joanne Jo Polniaczek

    188 Episodes

  5. Charlotte Rae as Edna Garrett

    Charlotte Rae

    Edna Garrett

    153 Episodes

  6. Mackenzie Astin as Andy Moffett

    Mackenzie Astin

    Andy Moffett

    72 Episodes

  7. Cloris Leachman as Beverly Ann Stickle

    Cloris Leachman

    Beverly Ann Stickle

    48 Episodes

  8. Pamela Adlon as Kelly Affinado

    Pamela Adlon

    Kelly Affinado

    26 Episodes

  9. Sherrié Austin as Pippa McKenna

    Sherrié Austin

    Pippa McKenna

    24 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 9

1987 • 24 Episodes

Season 9 of The Facts of Life premiered on September 26, 1987.

The Beginning of the Beginning

(9x24, May 7, 1988) Season Finale

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The Facts of Life


Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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