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Thread started 08/07/18 6:38am

PurpleBlackmon

Todd Bridges Is Now The Last Living Member Of The Core Cast Of Diff'rent Strokes

Todd Bridges (1965- Present)
Dana Plato (1964-1999) Date Of Death May 8, 1999 At the Age Of 34
Gary Coleman (1968-2010) Date Of Death May 28, 2010 At the Age Of 42
Conrad Bain (1923-2013) Date Of Death January 14, 2013 At the Age Of 89
Charlotte Rae (1926-2018) Date Of Death August 5, 2018 At the Age Of 92

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Reply #1 posted 08/07/18 11:03am

TrivialPursuit

I met Plato about 5 years before she passed. I was working at Regis Salon in Tulsa, OK. She came in looking for a conditioner. Her hair was a rat's nest. She had just completed a film where all but fried her hair. She was letting it grow out, but it was rough. I knew I recognized her face, but it did not click until she gave me her check. I was like "I know her." It was not until she left that I realized who she was. I ran out to say hi to her again, and tell her how much I loved the show. She had her son with her, buying something at a toy store.

I was very sad when I heard she passed. I knew about her struggles, as we all did. She looked quite well when I saw her in Tulsa. Eyes were clear, she was alert, and most likely sober.

If there was ever a poster child for child actors growing up and getting in trouble, it was Gary, Todd, and Dana.

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Reply #2 posted 08/07/18 4:29pm

gandorb

The curse of the child actors.

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Reply #3 posted 08/07/18 8:03pm

TrivialPursuit

gandorb said:

The curse of the child actors.


Bullshit. It is not a curse. It is a lack of caring from the money hungry stage parents and TV studios. Use 'em up, spit 'em out.

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Reply #4 posted 08/07/18 9:06pm

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TrivialPursuit said:

gandorb said:

The curse of the child actors.


Bullshit. It is not a curse. It is a lack of caring from the money hungry stage parents and TV studios. Use 'em up, spit 'em out.

Exactly, That is their curse that they grow up in that environment.

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Reply #5 posted 08/07/18 10:42pm

kpowers

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Image result for dixie carter different strokes

Even Dixie Carter has passed on

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Reply #6 posted 08/08/18 4:31am

PurpleBlackmon

A show always jumps the shark, when they add a new kid.

kpowers said:

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Even Dixie Carter has passed on

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Reply #7 posted 08/08/18 11:42am

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PurpleBlackmon said:

A show always jumps the shark, when they add a new kid.

kpowers said:

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Even Dixie Carter has passed on

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It's usually the last season, all the kids are a little to older by then.

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Reply #8 posted 08/09/18 1:22pm

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Sooo... Danny Cooksey doesn't count?


;-P (of course he doesn't he's not principal cast)

....Now if they(Danny/Todd) somehow were responsible for "offing' each other" at some point... .then you'd have a case closed example of a TV SHOW curse.

"Ahhh c'mon, BE A NOSE! " - WALTER PAISLEY
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Reply #9 posted 08/09/18 5:45pm

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2045RadicalMattZ said:

Sooo... Danny Cooksey doesn't count?


;-P (of course he doesn't he's not principal cast)

....Now if they(Danny/Todd) somehow were responsible for "offing' each other" at some point... .then you'd have a case closed example of a TV SHOW curse.

He didn't count then so I'm guessing that still applies.

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Mary Jo Catlett - "Pearl" who replaced Mrs. Garrett (forgot about her) is also still alive


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Reply #10 posted 08/09/18 5:53pm

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Looks like Todd has been doing stand up and trying to get a reality show off the ground in the past year...

"If you're living, you've got nothing left to prove..."
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Reply #11 posted 08/12/18 12:50pm

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Over 20yrs ago if one were to have asked me I would have said Todd would have been the first to go. He seems pretty straight now.
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Reply #12 posted 08/13/18 6:48pm

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So, it turns out that Willis was talkin' 'bout survival.
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Reply #13 posted 08/14/18 10:39am

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