And now Todd Bridges is the last surviving member of the Drummond family. Because TMZ says that Conrad Bain, who played Mr. Drummond for all 8 seasons of Diff’rent Strokes, has floated up to the great, big penthouse in the sky where Dana Plato and Gary Coleman were waiting for him. Conrad’s family was with him when he passed away at an independent living facility on Monday night. Conrad was 89 and would’ve turned 90 on February 4th.
Conrad was born in Canada and acted in some plays at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival before he moved to NYC. Conrad acted in a bunch of productions on Broadway before he sashayed onto our TV screens as Dr. Harmon in Maude and the legendary Mr. Drummond. Conrad’s daughter Jennifer said that he was “an amazing father” and “a lot like Mr. Drummond but much more interesting in life.”
Conrad is survived by his daughter Jennifer, his two sons and his twin brother Bonar Bain. Um, is it a bad time to say that I really want to know more about this Bonar Bain?
Rest in peace, Mr. Drummond! May heaven be a place where the phrase “Watcha talking about you know the rest…” is illegal.