The Cast of Diff'rent Strokes: Where Are They Now?

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  • Kim Fields
  • Rosalind Chao
  • Dana Plato
  • Conrad Bain
  • Gary Coleman
  • Diff'rent Strokes
  • Todd Bridges
  • Janet Jackson
  • Shavar Ross
  • Charlotte Rae

Gary Coleman

A superstar child actor of the '70s and '80s, Gary Coleman's career highlight was his starring role as Arnold Jackson on Diff'rent Strokes from 1978 to 1986. He also appeared on The Simpsons, The Jamie Foxx Show and Robot Chicken. Plagued by illness his entire lifetime — he was born with an atrophied kidney and the side effects of his dialysis medication permanently stunted his growth — Coleman died from a brain hemorrhage on May 28, 2010, but his legacy and the legacy of the classic sitcom still live on.  

(Photos from left: Gene Arias/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images, Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)

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