Conrad Bain of 'Diff'rent Strokes' dead at 89 - 13abc.com Toledo (OH) News, Weather and Sports

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

Posted: Updated:

LIVERMORE, Calif. (AP) - Conrad Bain, who starred as the kindly white adoptive father of two young African-American brothers in the TV sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes," has died.

His daughter says Bain died Monday of natural causes in his hometown of Livermore, Calif. He was 89.

The show that debuted on NBC in 1978 was most noticed for its child actors, especially Gary Coleman, who played the younger brother. Bain often was straight man to Coleman's comic.

Before "Diff'rent Strokes," Bain played conservative neighbor Dr. Arthur Harmon on the feminist sitcom "Maude." He also was a journeyman actor on stage, screen and television.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • Top StoriesMore>>

  • Hip-hop festival disappoints organizer, fans

    Hip-hop festival disappoints organizer, fans

    Saturday, August 30 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-08-31 02:32:29 GMT
    The problem-plagued Perrysburg Hip-Hop concert at the Mexican American festival disappointed both the organizer and fans.
    The problem-plagued Perrysburg Hip-Hop concert at the Mexican American festival disappointed both the organizer and fans.
  • Texas Firefighters Comfort Grieving Widow With Act of Kindness

    Texas Firefighters Comfort Grieving Widow With Act of Kindness

    Saturday, August 30 2014 10:06 PM EDT2014-08-31 02:06:04 GMT
    Texas firefighters finished mowing the lawn of a man who suffered a heart attack mid-mow and comforted his wife in an act of kindness that has brought together an entire community.
    Texas firefighters finished mowing the lawn of a man who suffered a heart attack mid-mow and comforted his wife in an act of kindness that has brought together an entire community.
  • Suspected serial robber arrested

    Suspected serial robber arrested

    Saturday, August 30 2014 7:27 PM EDT2014-08-30 23:27:17 GMT
    A man wanted by police in a series of robberies has been arrested. Jonathan Reed is in the Lucas County Jail charged with four counts of robbery.
    A man wanted by police in a series of robberies has been arrested. Jonathan Reed is in the Lucas County Jail charged with four counts of robbery.

Area Events Calendar

See It, Shoot It, Send It!