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Diff'rent Strokes

Diff'rent Strokes

Nov 03, 1978 30m US
7
183 votes
  • Comedy
  • Family
  • Drama

Synopsis

The series stars Gary Coleman and Todd Bridges as Arnold and Willis Jackson, two African American boys from Harlem who are taken in by a rich white Park Avenue businessman named Phillip Drummond and his daughter Kimberly, for whom their deceased mother previously worked. During the first season and first half of the second season, Charlotte Rae also starred as the Drummonds' housekeeper, Mrs. Garrett.

Title Diff'rent Strokes
First Air Date Nov 03, 1978
Last Air Date Mar 07, 1986
Episodes 189
Seasons 8
Companies Norman Lear/Tandem Productions, Embassy Television, Embassy Pictures Corporation
Keywords family relationships, wealthy, orphan, class differences, widower, manhattan, new york city, interracial adoption, adopted child, sitcom, child care, brother brother relationship, african american
Conrad Bain

Conrad Bain

Phillip Drummond
Gary Coleman

Gary Coleman

Arnold Jackson
Todd Bridges

Todd Bridges

Willis Jackson
Danny Cooksey

Danny Cooksey

Sam McKinney
Mary Jo Catlett

Mary Jo Catlett

Pearl Gallagher
Mary Ann Mobley

Mary Ann Mobley

Maggie Drummond