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Diff'rent StrokesActor Conrad Bain has died at the age of 89. According to his daughter Jennifer, he passed away from natural causes on Monday in Livermore, CA. He was three weeks shy of his 90th birthday.

Bain was born and Canada, served in the Canadian Army during World War II, and began his career on Broadway.

He appeared on many shows on television but was best known for playing Phillip Drummond on Diff’rent Strokes. A wealthy resident of Park Avenue, Mister Drummond adopts two African American boys from Harlem (Gary Coleman and Todd Bridges) after the death of their mother, Drummond’s former housekeeper.

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Diff’rent Strokes

Diff’rent Strokes

Following the death of their cleaning-woman mother, young Willis (Todd Bridges) and Arnold Jackson (Gary Coleman) go to live with her wealthy former-employer, widower Phillip Drummond (Conrad Bain). They all live in an upper-class Park Avenue penthouse with Phillip's daughter Kimberly (Dana Plato) and live-in housekeeper Edna Garrett (Charlotte Rae).
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