Actor Conrad Bain - Mr. Drummond - Dies
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Actor Conrad Bain - Mr. Drummond - Dies

Livermore : CA : USA | Jan 16, 2013 at 10:49 PM PST
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Veteran actor Conrad Bain, known best for his role as the adoptive father of two little boys on “Diff’rent Strokes”, died January 14 at the age of 89 – less than one month from his 90th birthday. The stage and screen actor died in Livermore, California, where he made his home.

He was born Conrad Stafford Bain in Lethbridge, Alberta on February 4, 1923. His acting career began back in high school theatre. After serving in the Royal Canadian Army in World War II, Bain moved to New York in 1948 where he began working in the theatre with his debut in 1956 on Broadway in “The Iceman Cometh”.

Although he is best known for his role as Philip Drummond on “Diff’rent Strokes”, Conrad Bain made his television debut in 1952 on “Studio One in Hollywood”. From there he went to appear in a number of films and shows including “The Defenders”, Mr. Wells in “Dark Shadows”, the daytime drama “The Edge of Night”, “Bananas”, “The Anderson Tapes”, 118 episodes of “Maude” as Dr. Arthur Harmon, “The Facts of Life”, “The Love Boat”, 179 episodes of “Diff’rent Strokes”, as Charlie Rose in 24 episodes of “Mr. President”, “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”, and his final role as a Priest in “Unforgettable”. Bain also spent time writing screenplays after leaving “Strokes”.

Bain is predeceased by his wife Monica of over 60 years. He is survived by his twin brother Bonar and children – Jennifer, Kent, and Mark.

Sherrill Fulghum is based in Niagara Falls, New York, United States of America, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
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