The Hallmark Channel reunited the cast of ‘The Facts of Life’, including Kim Fields (Tootie), Lisa Welchel (Blair Warner) and Charlotte Rae (Edna Garrett). The ladies caught up and reminisced about life behind the scenes on the set of the popular show which ran from 1979 to 1988.
They reminded the audience that ‘The Facts of Life’ was a spin off from the 1980s sitcom ‘Diff’rent Strokes’.
Rae, 89, played the patient and understanding housekeeper on Different Strokes, which starred Todd Bridges, 50, and deceased cast members Gary Coleman, Dano Plato and Conrad Bain as the wealthy businessman who adopted Todd and Gary after their parents died. Kim Fields played Todd’s girlfriend on the show and off.
According to ATLien from Straightfromthea.com, Bridges is currently working as a game show host on ‘Lovers or Losers’ in Las Vegas. He stopped by the set for a surprise visit with his former young love, Fields.
In the video, Rae, Welchel, 52, and Fields, 46, cook Mexican corn bread and Bridges shares how a random fan punched Fields in the face for “standing next to her boyfriend.”