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Conrad Bain of ‘Diff’rent Strokes’
dead at 89

Associated Press, by Bob Thomas

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Posted By:Hooverdog, 1/16/2013 2:47:52 PM

NEW YORK — Conrad Bain, a veteran stage and film actor who became a star in middle age as the kindly white adoptive father of two young African-American brothers in the TV sitcom “Diff’rent Strokes,” has died. Bain died Monday of natural causes in his hometown of Livermore, Calif., according to his daughter, Jennifer Bain. He was 89. The show that made him famous debuted on NBC in 1978, an era when television comedies tackled relevant social issues.
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Reply 1 - Posted by: Bevan, 1/16/2013 2:54:47 PM     (No. 9120487)

I thought he got famous from "Maude"

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Reply 2 - Posted by: killerbee, 1/16/2013 3:01:26 PM     (No. 9120511)

Wow. Only Willis is left.

Those old shows that I used to like as a child are so depressing now that I know what perversions and depredations these kids´ souls were/are exposed to.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Safari Man, 1/16/2013 3:06:29 PM     (No. 9120522)

Bain? He must have been evil.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: fireboy, 1/16/2013 3:31:15 PM     (No. 9120573)

I´m just like Mr. Drummond. I´m responsible for 2 blacks abandoned by their family, except instead of Willis and Arnold, my 2 are named Auntie Zituni and Uncle Obango.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 1/16/2013 3:44:19 PM     (No. 9120593)

Conrad Bain dead?

What choo talkin´ ´bout?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Teddy Roosevelt, 1/16/2013 4:11:53 PM     (No. 9120637)

I think Charlotte Rae (Mrs. Garrett) is still alive.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 1/16/2013 4:35:51 PM     (No. 9120674)

Creepy.

Go back.

Watch a few seconds.

Is this the ´foundation´ work for the coming reparations ??

Or is it just me ?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 1/16/2013 5:35:26 PM     (No. 9120812)

#2: who woulda thunk?!
Not too long ago, Willis was odds-on favorite for the Dead Pool.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 1/16/2013 5:45:23 PM     (No. 9120829)

If Michael Jackson were still alive, he`d be very sad.....

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Reply 10 - Posted by: franq, 1/16/2013 6:02:35 PM     (No. 9120858)

Never heard of him. Never watched the show. It strikes me as one of those grainy, ´80s era productions.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 1/16/2013 6:27:35 PM     (No. 9120909)

"... in 1978, an era when television comedies tackled relevant social issues...." and began their downhill slide.

We never watched this program.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/17/2013 1:33:58 AM     (No. 9121471)

# 4 is the winner for the week.

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