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Charlotte Rae Facts Of My Life

October 23, 201515 min
Actress and singer Charlotte Rae was born Charlotte Rae Lubotsky in Milwaukee, WI. The two-time EMMY nominated actress would be loved by generations of television fans, but Rae initially found success as a nightclub performer and theatrical actress. Rae fine-tuned her skills at the prestigious Northwestern University before becoming a regular in summer stock productions. She found work on television and radio programs showcasing her voice and comedic chops, until she tackled New York City. She made her Broadway debut in the musical comedy “Three Wishes for Jamie,” then appeared with Bea Arthur and John Astin in a revival of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's “Threepenny Opera.” She went on to originate the role of Mammy Yokum in the musical “Lil' Abner,” based on the popular comic strip. In addition to recording albums and musical theater, Rae landed many television guest spots on the “United States Steel Hour,” “The Phil Silvers Show,” and “Play of the Week.” In 1961, Rae became a series

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