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This post has been corrected. See note at the bottom for details.Conrad Bain, the actor who played a white millionaire who adopted two African American boys on the NBC comedy "Diff'rent Strokes," has died. He was 89. Bain's daughter Jennifer said Bain died of natural causes in Livermore, where he had been moved to...
L.A. NOWThe Alameda County coroner's office confirmed Wednesday that "Diff'rent Strokes" actor Conrad Bain died at a Livermore-area hospital. He died Monday, officials said. The cause of death has not been determined, and coroner's officials said it's not clear...
While portraying the white millionaire father on the hit TV sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes," Conrad Bain was often asked whether he enjoyed working alongside such scene-stealing young co-stars as Gary Coleman, who precociously played one of his two adopted...
Will "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" give America its newest gay icon? The unlikely TLC hit about free-spirited grade-school beauty contestant Alana Thompson and her Georgia family may next make a star of "Uncle Poodle," whose real name is Lee Thompson and...
Actor-composer Alan Thicke has sold a compound in Toluca Lake for $3.525 million. The Spanish Colonial-style house, built in 1934, sits behind gates on a flat acre lot with a north-south lighted tennis court, an outdoor entertaining area and a swimming...
Judd Apatow and his wife, Leslie Mann, have sold their Pacific Palisades home for $5.26 million, the Multiple Listing Service shows. The traditional house sits behind gates on nearly an acre at the end of a cul-de-sac. Built in 1997, the stately 6,000-...
Actor-composer Alan Thicke and his actress wife, Tanya, have listed their Toluca Lake compound for sale at $4.8 million or for lease at $13,500 a month, the Multiple Listing Service shows. The Spanish Colonial, built in 1934, sits behind gates on a...
Gary Coleman, who soared to fame in the late 1970s as the child star of the hit sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes" and whose post-TV-series life included a stint as a shopping mall security guard and an unlikely run for California governor, died Friday. He was...
Show TrackerUnder normal circumstances, "Diff'rent Strokes" would be remembered in the annals of TV history as an innocuous family sitcom about two disadvantaged African American brothers who are cared for by a wealthy white family. The series introduced a pint-sized...
Show TrackerGary Coleman, the "Diff'rent Strokes" star who died earlier this month, was typical of many child actors who have bittersweet feelings about their early success. They think they are trapped, feeling that their early stardom is a disadvantage when it......
Several years ago, I received an e-mail asking me to fight on an episode of a show called "Celebrity Boxing." For $35,000, theywanted me to climb into the ring and try to pummel another overweight, 60ish, D-list celebrity. The e-mail went on about how...
Actor Gary Coleman hit a pedestrian with his truck after arguing with him in a local bowling alley, police said. Payson police Lt. Bill Wright said Colt Rushton and Coleman got into an argument in the early morning hours Saturday over pictures Rushton...
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