Saturday, May 29, 2010

On Gary Coleman (1968-2010)

Gary Coleman, the former child star, best known for the late 1970s and 1980s television series, Diff'rent Strokes, died Friday, May, 28, 2010.  This AP article via Yahoo is a good place for readers to go.

I felt sorry for Coleman, mainly because Hollywood ignored him after "Diff'rent Strokes," which surprised me.  I always thought he had a persona tailored may to entertain us on TV and in film for decades, but that never happened.  I must say that I was shocked to learn that "Diff'rent Strokes" ran for 8 seasons (7 on NBC and the last on ABC), from 1978 to 1986.  I thought that it had only lasted a few seasons.

Anyway, Coleman was 42 years old.

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