Charlotte Rae – Then
Charlotte played Mrs. Garrett, the housekeeper and caretaker of the girls at Eastland prep school. The first season had seven girls while, as of season two, four remained under Mrs. Garrett’s wing.
Mrs. Garrett’s role would deepen and expand over the seasons. She started out as just a caretaker, but she became the school’s dietitian and ran her own business. All the while, she took care of the girls and helped them with their problems.