Rae revealed past year that she had bone and pancreatic cancer, but a cause of death was not immediately revealed.
She also had roles on shows including "Car 54, Where Are You?". Initially set at a girls' boarding school, that NBC series ran for nine seasons, though Rae left after its seventh year.
Rae starred on The Facts of Life from 1979 to 1986, and had recurring roles on beloved shows like The Love Boat, St.
Charlotte Rae, best known for her character Mrs. Garrett on "Diff'rent Strokes" and "The Facts of Life", has died at 92, her publicist announced. Now I have to figure out if I want to go have treatment again or opt for life.
The actress started her career on the radio and in theater as a teenager.
The Milwaukee native, who attended but did not graduate from Northwestern University, was a Tony-nominated Broadway star and successful TV character actress when she was hired on "Diff'rent Strokes". Rae also earned an Emmy nomination for her role in the 1975 special Queen of the Stardust Ballroom. I've had a wonderful one already...
Charlotte Rae and Kim Fields on The Facts of Life. Before she was tapped to anchor the show, Rae was a fan favorite on the first two seasons of another Embassy comedy, NBC's "Diff'rent Strokes".
The actress released a memoir in 2015 called "The Facts of My Life" in which she recounted the challenges faced by her family. You were loved by everyone on our show and you were loved by everyone on the facts of life will miss you.
She is survived by a sister, her son Larry, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. "No, no, no! If people had a positive experience with Mrs. Garrett, that makes me so happy!" She had two sons, Larry and Andrew, with her ex-husband, John Strauss, who she divorced in 1976 after he came out as bi-sexual.