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The Facts of Life: Season 1 (1979-1980)




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A long-running `Diff'rent Strokes' spin-off set at a girls boarding school, with the Drummond's former housekeeper, Mrs. Garrett, now a housemother. The venues for her charges' escapades moved off-campus in later years when Mrs. Garrett opened a series of eateries in town, but her core group of young women remained largely unchanged.


Charlotte Rae
as Edna Garrett
John Lawlor
as Stephen Bradley
Lisa Whelchel
as Blair Warner
Kim Fields
as Dorothy `Tootie' Ramsey
Mindy Cohn
as Natalie Green
Jenny O'Hara
as Ms. Mahoney
Conrad Bain
as Philip Drummond
Robert Hooks
as Mr. Ramsey
William Bogert
as Mr. Parker
Vincent Bufano
as National Guardsman
Larry Mollin
as TV Announcer
Gloria Carlin
as Mrs. Parker
Gary Coleman
as Arnold Jackson
Robert Alda
as Robert Garrett
Todd Bridges
as Willis Jackson
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Critic Reviews for The Facts of Life: Season 1

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

The first season especially suffers because there were too many cast members involved, never giving writers enough time to fully flesh each one out.

October 29, 2018 | Full Review…

The Facts of Life is pretty mild compared to most of today's sitcoms, but it does address a variety of strong teen-related issues that are still very relevant today.

October 29, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The first season of The Facts of Life is a pretty overstuffed affair.

October 29, 2018 | Full Review…

The series tackled teen social issues (drug use, peer pressure, eating disorders) long before it was in vogue, yet at the same time had an innocence not currently seen in today's teen shows.

July 19, 2018 | Full Review…

It doesn't get better than Mrs. "G."

June 26, 2018 | Full Review…

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