Summary: Canadian-born stage, film, and television actor who became a star in middle age as the kindly white adoptive father of two young black brothers on the TV sitcom Diff'rent Strokes from 1978 to 1986, in which the show touched on serious themes but was known better as a family comedy that drew most of its laughs from its standout child actor Gary Coleman (d. 2010).
Cause of Death: Natural causes
Born: February 4, 1923
Died: January 14, 2013
Location: Livermore, California