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Alfonso Ribeiro And Ricky Schroder Once Threw Urine All Over Todd Bridges


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Former child stars Alfonso Ribeiro and Ricky Schroder once threw buckets full of urine at Todd Bridges as revenge after the Diff'rent Strokes actor beat them up.

The Silver Spoons co-stars befriended Bridges during the 1980s as they all filmed on the same Los Angeles studio lot, but Ribiero claims he and Schroder were constantly picked on by the older working kids, so they came up with a messy plan to get their revenge.

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air comedian reminisced about the dirty prank with Bridges during a joint appearance on U.S. news show Access Hollywood Live on Wednesday (14Aug13), saying, "We would mess with him (Bridges) a little bit and he would mess with us, but Ricky had a bodyguard, and the bodyguard would stop Todd and his brother Jimmy from getting to Ricky, but I had no bodyguard, so him and Jimmy would catch me in a corner and they would be giving it to me, giving me body blows...

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Charlotte Rae: 'Conrad Bain Was Like A Big Brother To Me'


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Veteran actress Charlotte Rae has added her tribute to her former Diff'rent Strokes co-star Conrad Bain, insisting he was like "a big brother" to her during their time on the hit U.S. comedy.

Bain, who played beloved patriarch Phillip Drummond on the '80s Tv show, passed away on Monday (14Jan13) at the age of 89.

His former co-stars Janet Jackson and Todd Bridges have both released statements about the sad loss and now Rae, who played Edna Garrett on Diff'rent Strokes and its spin-off The Facts of Life, has remembered her old pal too.

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Watchoo Talking 'Bout? Diff'rent Strokes Legend Conrad Bain, 89, Dies


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Diff'rent Strokes actor Conrad Bain has died aged 89, his daughter confirmed to Reuters on Wednesday (January 16, 2013). In the long-running series, Bain played a wealthy white New Yorker who adopted two young black boys from Harlem.

The actor, who starred opposite Gary Coleman in the NBC sitcom, died of natural causes at a comfort-care facility in Livermore, California on Monday - he was just three weeks shy of his 90th birthday. Known for playing erudite and professional characters such as doctors, politicians, lawyers and executives, Bain had a long career which began with a recurring role in the daytime drama Dark Shadows (recently adapted for the screen by Tim Burton). He broke into primetime comedy with 'Maude', a spin-off of Norman Lear's 'All In The Family.' In 1978, he landed the role of Phillip Drummond on Diff'rent Strokes, in which he played a rich, widowed industrialist who creates a racially mixed family in an era when depictions of such households were rare on television. The show was a huge hit and ran for eight seasons in total - Coleman's catchphrase "What you talkin' 'bout Willis?" became ingrained in popular culture. The young actor, who grappled with financial and domestic woes in later life, died in 2010 aged just 42.

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Janet Jackson And Todd Bridges Remember Conrad Bain


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Pop superstar Janet Jackson and actor Todd Bridges have paid tribute to their late Diff'rent Strokes co-star Conrad Bain following his death on Monday (14Jan13).

The actor, who played beloved patriarch Phillip Drummond in the hit comedy, passed away in California just weeks before his 90th birthday.

After hearing of his death, Jackson, who starred in the show between 1981 and 1982 before her music career took off, took to Twitter.com to remember the popular actor.

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Diff'rent Strokes Star Conrad Bain Dies


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Diff'rent Strokes star Conrad Bain has died just weeks shy of his 90th birthday.

He passed away in Livermore, California on Monday night (14Jan13). The cause of death remains unknown.

The actor is best known for playing businessman Phillip Drummond, the adopted father of Gary Coleman and Todd Bridges' young characters, on the hit U.S. Tv sitcom.

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Diff'rent Strokes Star Conrad Bain Dies


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Diff'rent Strokes star Conrad Bain has died just weeks shy of his 90th birthday.

He passed away in Livermore, California on Monday night (14Jan13).

The actor is best known for playing beloved businessman Phillip Drummond, the adopted father of Gary Coleman and Todd Bridges' young characters on the hit U.S. Tv sitcom.

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Gary Coleman Named Top Kid Star


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Faded actor Gary Coleman has beat out Macaulay Culkin and Drew Barrymore to top VH1's list of 100 GREATEST KID STARS.

Coleman played ARNOLD on the classic US sitcom Diff'rent Strokes, but he failed to retain his immense popularity when the show ended in 1986.

The 37-year-old actor, who was one of numerous hopefuls who ran unsuccessfully for California Governor against Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2003, was recently seen in advertisements for a cash loan company.

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Jackson Suffers Script Malfunction On Will + Grace


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Janet Jackson had a tough time during her guest appearance on hit sitcom WILL + GRACE - because she constantly messed up her lines.

The NASTY singer plays herself in an episode set to air in American on 23 September (04), but admits that it wasn't as easy as she'd hoped it would be.

Jackson says, "I flubbed my lines and got so frustrated when I make mistakes. I haven't done (scripted) TV since Diff'rent Strokes, and it's not like Saturday Night Live where you can read cue cards.

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Gabrielle Union's Janet Jackson Fixation


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DELIVER US FROM EVA beauty GABRIELLE UNION spent much of her life obsessed with Janet Jackson, and even tried her hardest to look like the sexy pop star.

The alluring actress admits she was such a huge fan of Michael Jackson's little sister, she even let her fixation enter her professional life.

She says, "My love affair with Janet Jackson began when she was CHARLENE on Diff'rent Strokes.

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