Diff’rent Strokes Dad Conrad Bain Died at 89

Posted by at 9:58 am on January 18, 2013

Diff’rent Strokes
Actor Conrad Bain has died at the age of 89. According to his daughter Jennifer, he passed away from natural causes on Monday in Livermore, CA. He was three weeks shy of his 90th birthday.

Bain was born and Canada, served in the Canadian Army during World War II, and began his career on Broadway.

He appeared on many shows on television but was best known for playing Phillip Drummond on Diff’rent Strokes. A wealthy resident of Park Avenue, Mister Drummond adopts two African American boys from Harlem (Gary Coleman and Todd Bridges) after the death of their mother, Drummond’s former housekeeper.

The series ran for seven seasons on NBC (1978-1985) and one season on ABC (1985-1986). In 1996, Bain and Coleman reprised their roles for the series finale of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

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