Diff'rent Strokes

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Conrad Bain of Diff'rent Strokes Dead at 89

Portrayer of 'Mr. Drummond' was classic character actor

(Newser) - 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., at age 89.... More »

Gary Coleman, Wife Were Divorced

So did she have the authority to pull the plug?

(Newser) - Weird twist in the Gary Coleman death: Entertainment Tonight reports that Coleman and his wife had actually divorced in 2008. Which raises the question: Did Shannon Price have the legal authority to pull the plug? Meanwhile, transcripts of the 911 call she made show that Price was not all that... More »

Gary Coleman's Career, in Photos

And don't forget, 'What you talkin bout, Willis?'

(Newser) - Gary Coleman, who died today at age 42 after a brain hemorrhage, had his share of well documented legal and medical problems throughout his life. Read all about 'em here from AP , but it's a lot more fun to look back on photos and remember why he became a child... More »

Gary Coleman Dead at 42

He had been on life support after brain hemorrhage

(Newser) - Gary Coleman has died of injuries from a fall at home earlier this week, reports TMZ . Coleman, 42, had been in a coma after suffering a brain hemorrhage, and his wife, Shannon, decided to stop life support this morning. The former child star of Diff'rent Strokes had family and friends... More »

Gary Coleman on Life Support

He's unconscious after brain hemorrhage

(Newser) - Gary Coleman is now unconscious and on life support after suffering a brain hemorrhage. The 42-year-old Diff'rent Strokes star fell at home earlier this week and struck his head, and his conditioned worsened after he got to a nearby hospital in Utah, reports E! Online . "At this critical moment,... More »

Gary Coleman in Critical Condition

42-year-old is hospitalized in Utah

(Newser) - Gary Coleman is in critical condition near his Utah home. The 42-year-old former child star on Diff'rent Strokes was admitted to a Provo hospital yesterday, and TMZ reports he suffered a head injury in a fall. Coleman has had a string of medical and legal problems of late. In February,... More »

Diff'rent Strokes Star's Son Commits Suicide

Lambert shoots himself 11 years after Plato OD

(Newser) - The curse of child stars appears to have hit a second generation. Tyler Lambert, 25-year-old only child of Dana Plato, who played Kimberley on the popular sitcom Diff'rent Strokes, killed himself with a shotgun last week. The suicide just before Mother's Day came 11 years to the day after Lambert's... More »

Gary Coleman in LA Hospital After Morning Seizure

Diff'rent Strokes star felt 'fuzzy' this morning, will stay night

(Newser) - Diff'rent Strokes actor Gary Coleman is in a Los Angeles hospital after suffering what he believes was a slight seizure. Coleman's agent, Robert Malcolm, says the 41-year-old was taken to a hospital shortly after 8am today after he began feeling "fuzzy" and vomited while resting at a hotel. More »

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