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Diff'rent Strokes

Diff'rent Strokes Dates : 1978 - 1986
189 episodes of 30 min
First broadcasting : 3 Octobre 1982
Creator(s) : Bernie Kukoff, Jeff Harris et Herbert Kenwith
Producer(s) : Budd Grossman, Howard Leeds et Blake Hunter
Music :
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Synopsis

Phillip Drummond, a widowed Manhattan millionaire and president of the mega-firm Trans Allied Inc., adopts two orphaned black brothers from Harlem 8-year-old Arnold and 12-year-old Willis. Drummond had made a promise to their dying mother and his housekeeper that he would care for the Arnold and Willis after she passes on; their father had died years earlier. The boys, whom Drummond always introduced as his two sons, went from rags to riches literally overnight. At first, Willis was a bit skeptical of their newfound wealth, but eventually, both he and Arnold felt right at home in their newfound surroundings. Also part of the family were Drummond's beautiful daughter, 13-year-old Kimberly; and his current housekeeper, Edna Garrett. As the years passed, Mrs. Garrett left to become house-mother at the Eastland School for Girls; she was replaced by the cantankerous Adelaide Brubaker and still later, charming Pearl Gallagher. Arnold's friends, Dudley and Robbie (and later, Charlie); Willis' girlfriend, Charlene; cast members from "The Facts of Life"; and Drummond's sister, Sophia, were frequently seen. In early 1984, Drummond found true love, marrying fitness instructor Maggie McKinney; she had a 6-year-old son, Sam. While most shows revolved around the typical lessons of growing up, some were quite serious (including a frightening encounter with a child molester and a memorable episode dealing with drug abuse guest starring First Lady Nancy Reagan).

The Actors

Gary Coleman - Arnold Jackson

Gary Coleman


(Arnold Jackson)

Todd Bridges - Willy Jackson

Todd Bridges


(Willy Jackson)

Conrad Bain - Philip Drummond

Conrad Bain


(Philip Drummond)

Dana Plato - Virginia Drummond, Kimberley Drummond (US)

Dana Plato


(Virginia Drummond, Kimberley Drummond (US))

Charlotte Rae - Madame Edna Garrett

Charlotte Rae


(Madame Edna Garrett)

Shavar Ross - Dudley Ramsey

Shavar Ross


(Dudley Ramsey)

Authors of the card

. Creation date : 2003/07/01 by stals

. Last Update : 2007/05/01 by Nathaline

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