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Diffrent Strokes TV Show

TV Series Summary for Diffrent Strokes

Television Show Summary

This 80's TV show featured the adventures of widowed millionaire Phillip Drummond, who adopts Arnold and Willis, two orphaned black brothers from Harlem.

Diffrent Strokes DVD

DVD Release Dates and Info for Diffrent Strokes Series

01/31/2006 - Complete 2nd Season

TV Show Plot For Diffrent Strokes

In the TV show Diff'rent Strokes, Philip Drummund promises to care for two brothers, 8-year-old Arnold and 12-year-old Willis, and brings them to live in his Manhattan apartment.

Other Diff'rent Strokes characters include: Drummond's daughter, 13-year-old Kimberly; the family's housekeeper, Edna Garrett; Drumond's eventual wife, Maggie McKinney, who has a 6-year-old son, Sam.

Mrs. Garrett left to become house-mother at the Eastland School for Girls, which spawned the spin-off TV series Facts Of Life.

189 episoides of Diff'rent Strokes aired on NBC from 1978 to 1986.

Cast of Diffrent Strokes TV Show

Conrad Bain - Philip Drummond
Gary Coleman - Arnold Jackson
Todd Bridges - Willis Jackson
Dana Plato - Kimberly Drummond
Charlotte Rae - Mrs. Edna Garrett
Dixie Carter - Margaret "Maggie" McKinney
Mary Jo Catlett - Pearl Gallagher
Mary Ann Mobley - Margaret "Maggie" McKinney Drummond
Danny Cooksey - Sam McKinney

Trivia for the TV Show Diffrent Strokes

Alan Thicke (Growing Pains) wrote and sang the theme song for Diff'rent Strokes.

The show was cancelled by NBC, then picked up by ABC for one final season.

80's TV Show Facts:

The TV Show Diffrent Strokes was televised from 11/03/1978 to 08/30/1986, on the NBC network.

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