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Conrad Bain, who starred as the doting dad of TV's 'Diff'rent Strokes,' dead at 89

FILE - This Sept. 13, 1981 file photo shows actor Conrad Bain from the television show "Different Strokes," at the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Bain, who starred as the kindly white adoptive father of two young African-American brothers in the TV sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes," died of natural causes, Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at his home in Livermore, Calif. He was 89. (AP Photo, file)
January 16, 2013 - 10:04 AM

LIVERMORE, Calif. - Conrad Bain, who starred as the kindly white adoptive father of two young African-American brothers in the TV sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes," has died.

His daughter says Bain died Monday of natural causes in his hometown of Livermore, Calif. He was 89.

The show that debuted on NBC in 1978 was most noticed for its child actors, especially Gary Coleman, who played the younger brother. Bain often was straight man to Coleman's comic.

Before "Diff'rent Strokes," Bain played conservative neighbour Dr. Arthur Harmon on the feminist sitcom "Maude." He also was a journeyman actor on stage, screen and television.

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