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Rob : Gosh, so did I. Sadly, in every way, it really did suck to be Gary Coleman. But not all turned out badly.
Updated: August 16, pm. The Portland Gay Men's Chorus poses in the early s. Only a third of the singers allow their names to be printed in the program. Groups of picketers sometimes stationed themselves outside concert venues, hurling insults at concert patrons.
But a certain generation knows almost by heart the falls from glory of Gary Coleman, Todd Bridges and Dana Plato, the three actors who have come to stand for the tragedy of child stardom. The face of this ideology in primetime was Arnold Jackson played by Mr. Thompson, Robert Bailey Jr.
It feels like the first day of school today, but I have to wonder how this nation will wake up and collectively pull up its bootstraps after last night's NBC dramatization of the "Diff'rent Strokes" story. And it is a sad one. The movie was so weird I don't know where to begin.
Arngrim said she began writing down anecdotes after Michael Landon died in When actress Melissa Gilbert -- who remains Arngrim's best friend to this day -- penned her own autobiography last year, the two women compared notes so stories wouldn't be redundant. When asked about Landon, Arngrim calls the late actor a "driven, intense, volatile perfectionist.
Gary Coleman, the former child star who was a '70s TV icon but spent the last 10 years battling for bit parts, respect and mostly his health, died Friday after suffering a brain hemorrhage. He was Coleman, who had a kidney transplant even before joining the show that made him famous, " Diff'rent Strokes ," had kidney disease much of his life.
Looking frail and pushed in a wheelchair, former child star Gary Coleman was released from Utah County Jail on Monday. The former child star had missed a dialysis treatment during his overnight stay. He attends a hospital three days a week due to kidney failure as a child. Frail: Gary Coleman is pushed out of Utah County Jail after an overnight stay for an outstanding arrest warrrant.