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Diff’rent Strokes’ Conrad Bain Dead at Age 89

12 Nov 1978, Los Angeles, California, USA --- Original caption: Hollywood:  Conrad Bain, the bungling Dr. Arthur Harmon of the defunct Maude series, is now the principal star of a new series, Different Strokes, playing a multi-millionaire who adopts two black boys.  With him is one of the co-stars, Gary Coleman, 10.

Conrad Bain passed away on Monday of natural causes at the age of 89. Bain had a long career in acting but was best known for playing the kindhearted Mr. Drummond, the adoptive father of two, on Diff'rent Strokes from 1978 to 1985. Bain also played Maude's conservative neighbor, Dr. Arthur Harmon, on Maude

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