1. Brent says

    I haven’t seen it mentioned anywhere, but the TV LAND awards were created and are produced by openly gay producer Michael Levitt.

  2. Patrick says

    Fabulous. And I’m sure her “straight” comment was just in jest towards the rumors of character lesbianism on the show. :) I love me some Charlotte Rae.

  3. Houndentenor says

    Remember that Rae also worked on Diff’rent Strokes. The kids on that show didn’t do so well. No doubt she’s thrilled that all her “girls” have grown up “straight”. She could have picked a better word but considering the track record of child stars from the 80s, it’s pretty amazing that this cast fared so well from then to now.

  4. says

    Whattya mean “She could have picked a better word?” What an asinine remark.

    “Straight” has meant true, direct, honest, exhibiting no deviation from what is established or accepted as usual, normal, or proper much longer (1520’s) than it has meant heterosexual (1941).

    It’s bad enough gay can’t mean just happy anymore.

    Charlotte Rae is old school. She meant well. Leave her alone. :)

  5. Esteban says

    Having personally known Ms Rae back in the day I can assure you she is as kind, generous and warm as her character on “The Facts of Life’. The woman is the epitome of class.

  6. Don says

    Sorry, there is no way the woman is anti gay, on of her best friends was Paul Lynde. You cant get much more gay friendly than that.