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Conrad Bain of 'Diff'rent Strokes' dies at 89

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Conrad Bain, shown here in 1981 and who starred as the kindly white adoptive father of two young brothers -- Gary Coleman and Todd Bridges -- in the TV sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes," died of natural causes Monday at his home in Calif. He was 89.

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Conrad Bain, a veteran stage and film actor who became a star in middle age as the kindly white adoptive father of two young African-American brothers in the TV sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes," has died. Bain died Monday of natural causes in his hometown of Livermore, Calif., according to his daughter, Jennifer Bain. He was 89. The show that made him famous debuted on NBC in 1978.
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