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'Diff'rent Strokes' Star Conrad Bain Dies in Livermore

Conrad Bain, 89, died at his Livermore home on Monday. He was 89.

One of Livermore's most famous residents died in his hometown on Monday.

Conrad Bain, 89, who was the father in the popular television series "Diff'rent Strokes" that ran from 1978-85, died of natural causes in Livermore, the Associated Press reports.

Bain played along side child actor Gary Coleman in the show, acting as his adoptive father in New York City. The family comedy tackled serious themes concerning race and class relations.

Before "Diff'rent Strokes," Bain played the conservative neighbor in the comedy "Maude" from 1972-78.

Bain also had a long career as a stage actor.

What will you remember about Conrad Bain? Did you ever see him around Livermore?

Rob Johnson January 17, 2013 at 10:43 PM
God Bless you.... Mr. Drummond..
James Buckley January 20, 2013 at 04:41 PM
Sorry to hear of his passing. Good actor. And to all the grammer police( Robb Dee) and the rest of your type .I guess you think you are more inteligent than the rest of the population. Please G FY .
Shelley January 20, 2013 at 05:02 PM
I had seen him around town and just shook my head thinking I was seeing things. I wish now that I had said hello. Rest in peace. You touched a lot of lives.
LL January 20, 2013 at 08:17 PM
I saw him several times at LifeStyle rX
Wendy Grant April 16, 2013 at 09:33 PM
I loved that show. My husband and I have also grown up in Livermore, we had no idea he lived here either. @James Buckley always so judgmental, what is "the rest of your type" anyway? Just saying, intelligence is not exhibited by your use of acronyms. @Robb Dee people do not need to be corrected by you either. This article was to pay tribute, not to judge or speculate what others are thinking. Every time I read comments on these articles it is like a witch hunt. We have the patch to update us on the happenings in our town. Alot of the content does not make it to the Herald or other papers. I for one am grateful for the updates. The reporters of these articles are also constantly criticized. Get off peoples backs and be glad we have the information we get. Growing up in Livermore has been more positive than negative. Be an asset to our towns population, not a bundle of negativity. SMH. I will wait for my judgement and probably grammar, or spelling corrections. Hope everyone has a great day!! Rest in Peace.

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