The second of three daughters, she attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, the same same school as Cloris Leachman, the actress who replaced her for the last years of The Facts of Life's run.
A respected stage actress who appeared in early seasons of Sesame Street and in a number of films, Rae first gained widespread fame in the 1961-1963 sitcom Car 54, Where Are You? as the memorable Silvia Schnauser.
Until their divorce in 1976, she was married to composer John Strauss, with whom she has one son.
Charlotte Rae Facts
|April 22, 1926 (97)
|Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
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