‘Diff’rent Strokes’ Fame Gary Coleman is No More

Posted In TV - By NitiN Kumar Jain On Monday, May 31st, 2010 With 5 Comments

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I don’t know how many of you have seen “Diff’rent Strokes” (an American television sitcom) in your childhood but if you have, then you all must be remembering a cute little intelligent black child in the sitcom named Arnold Jackson played by Gary Coleman.

Gary Coleman has died at the age of 42 following a brain hemorrhage on 30th May 2010.

Diff’rent Strokes was aired on the NBC television network from November 3, 1978 to May 4, 1985, and on ABC from September 27, 1985 to March 7, 1986.

I clearly remember him as being the most intelligent and vocal child of my childhood and I never used to miss the show any day.

I know I wasn’t even born when this show was telecasted originally but I have seen the Indian dubbed version of the show on Sony or Doordarshan (correct me if I a wrong on the channel name) in late 90s and I just loved it.

I don’t know who dubbed it in Hindi but even that was perfectly done and suited the mood of the child at that particular moment.

I had completely forgotten about Arlond alias Gary until I saw his dismissal news in the newspaper yesterday with his current photograph and I recognized him within seconds.

Arnold Jackson is one of my childhood’s favorite character and I really felt bad on his dismissal.