The Facts of Life

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An American sitcom, and spin-off of 'Diff'rent Strokes', follows Edna Garrett as she becomes a housemother to a group of girls from Eastland School in Peekskill, New York.
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An American sitcom, and spin-off of 'Diff'rent Strokes', follows Edna Garrett as she becomes a housemother to a group of girls from Eastland School in Peekskill, New York.

Original Release

08/24/1979 on NBC

US Release

08/24/1979

Cast

Mindy Cohn Natalie Green
Lisa Whelchel Blair Warner
Kim Fields Tootie Ramsey / Dorothy 'Tootie' Ramsey
Nancy McKeon Joanne Jo Polniaczek / Jo Polniaczek
Charlotte Rae Edna Garrett
Alex Rocco
Mackenzie Astin Andy Moffett
Cloris Leachman Beverly Ann Stickle
George Clooney George Burnett
Sherrié Austin Pippa McKenna
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Down and Out in Malibu: Part 1 Saturday, 26 September 1987
2 Down and Out in Malibu: Part 2 Saturday, 03 October 1987
3 Rumor Has It Saturday, 17 October 1987
4 Before the Fall Saturday, 24 October 1987
5 Sweet Charity Saturday, 07 November 1987
6 Up from Down Under Saturday, 14 November 1987
7 The More the Marrier Saturday, 21 November 1987
8 A Rose by Any Other Age Saturday, 28 November 1987
9 Adventures in Baileysitting Saturday, 05 December 1987
10 It's a Wonderful Christmas Saturday, 12 December 1987
11 Golden Oldies Saturday, 02 January 1988
12 A Thousand Frowns Saturday, 09 January 1988
13 Something in Common Saturday, 16 January 1988
14 Peekskill Law Saturday, 23 January 1988
15 A House Divided Saturday, 30 January 1988
16 The First Time Saturday, 06 February 1988
17 Let's Face the Music Saturday, 13 February 1988
18 Less Than Perfect Saturday, 20 February 1988
19 Till Marriage Do Us Part Saturday, 27 February 1988
20 Present Imperfect Saturday, 05 March 1988
21 On the Edge Saturday, 12 March 1988
22 Big Apple Blues Saturday, 19 March 1988
23 The Beginning of the End Saturday, 30 April 1988
24 The Beginning of the Beginning Saturday, 07 May 1988
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Directors

John Bowab, Asaad Kelada, Valentine Mayer, Bob Claver, Lee Lochhead, Marian Deaton, Jim Drake, Judi Elterman, Gary Shimokawa, Steven Robman, Ellen Gittelsohn, Dolores Ferraro, Linda Day, Nick Havinga, Alejandro Rey, Norman Cohen, Selig Frank, Stuart Wolpert, Mark W. Travis

Writers

Ben Starr, Jerry Mayer, Howard Leeds, Linda Marsh, Margie Peters, Vida Spears, Sara Finney-Johnson, Stuart Wolpert, Deidre Fay, Paul Haggis, Bob Myer, Bob Young, Martha Williamson, Ross Brown, Kimberly Hill, Michael Maurer, Michael Poryes, Ann Gibbs, Joel Kimmel, Phil Doran, Irma Kalish, Andy Borowitz, Douglas Arango, Austin Kalish, Mark Tuttle, Jack Elinson, John Boni, Jane Anderson, Bill Shinkai, David Lerner, Racelle Friedman, Patrick Cleary, Peter Noah, Bruce Ferber, Cheri Steinkellner, Bill Steinkellner, Gail Honigberg, Sally Sussman Morina, Bob Colleary, Lou Messina, Howard Bendetson, Matt Geller, Glenn Padnick, Jerry Jacobius, Richard Gurman, Migdia Skarsgård Chinea, Diane Messina Stanley, Bob Bendetson, Katherine Green, Howard Meyers, Lawrence H. Levy, Martin Ragaway, Janis Hirsch, Jim Geoghan, Stephen Spears, Carlo Allen, Stephen Neigher, Marvin Braverman, David Chambers, Michael Weinberger, Jake Weinberger, Susan Beavers, Stan Dreben, Lloyd Turner, Neil Rosen, George Tricker, Michele Gendelman, Milt Rosen, Mike Weinberger, Barry Vigon, Albert E. Lewin, Linda Elstad, Warren S. Murray, Brad Rider, Paul L. Friedman, Gayle MacDonald, Robyn Knapton, Arnie Wess, Rick Shaw, Bernard Burnell Mack, Bob Underwood, Sandra Kay Siegel, Jerry Winnick, Nick Gore, Jane Gould, Harvey Weitzman, Skip Usen, Dave Digregorio, Shelly Landau, Mitch Markowitz, Brian Pollack, John Markus, Bob Brush, Shirley Brown, Alan Spencer, Larry Strauss, The Defiant One, Rowland Barber, Ruth Bennett, Mark Miller, Philip Ross, Rick Lombardo, Marilyn Anderson, Bart Lindsay, Robert Billson, Micki Raton, Barbara Berkowitz, Jeri Barchilon, Renee Orin, Kathy Lette, Susan Perkis Haven, Steven Gore, Hendrik VanLeuven, Fredi Towbin, Mike Mayer, Larry Swimer, Emily Mayer, Howard Liebling, Bob Peete, J.P. Duffy

Creators

Dick Clair, Jenna McMahon

Cast

Mindy Cohn Natalie Green
Lisa Whelchel Blair Warner
Kim Fields Tootie Ramsey / Dorothy 'Tootie' Ramsey
Nancy McKeon Joanne Jo Polniaczek / Jo Polniaczek
Charlotte Rae Edna Garrett
Alex Rocco
Mackenzie Astin Andy Moffett
Cloris Leachman Beverly Ann Stickle
George Clooney George Burnett
Sherrié Austin Pippa McKenna
Mackenzie Astin
Jenny O'Hara Miss Emily Mahoney
John Lawlor Steven Bradley
Felice Schachter Nancy Olson
Julie Piekarski Sue Ann Weaver
Julie Anne Haddock Cindy Webster
Molly Ringwald Molly Parker
Mark Valenti College Student
Julie Piekarski
Pamela Adlon Kelly Affinado

Producers

Norman Lear Executive Producer
Jerry Mayer Executive Producer
Jack Elinson Executive Producer
Irma Kalish Executive Producer
Deidre Fay Executive Producer
Stuart Wolpert Executive Producer
Linda Marsh Executive Producer
Margie Peters Executive Producer
Richard Gurman Executive Producer
Katherine Green Executive Producer
Paul Haggis Executive Producer
Rita Dillon Producer
Linda Marsh Producer
Margie Peters Producer
Phil Doran Producer
Douglas Arango Producer
Jerry Mayer Producer
Kimberly Hill Producer
Ross Brown Producer
Bob Myer Producer
Paul Haggis Producer
Bruce Ferber Producer
Bob Young Producer
David Lerner Producer
Sue Nevens Producer
Richard Clayman Producer
John Maxwell Anderson Producer
Al Lowenstein Producer
Ron Bloomberg Producer
Katherine Green Producer
Jon Spector Producer

Editors

Ken Denisoff, Barry Cohen, John Doutt, Gregory Bennett, Kelly Sandefur, Tom Klemesrud, Bill Petty, Vida Spears, Andy Zall

1987 Emmy Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling for a Series Nominated
1986 Emmy Outstanding Technical Direction/Electronic Camerawork/Video Control for a Series Nominated
1982 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated
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