Conrad Bain, best known for playing patriarch Philip Drummond on Diff’rent Strokes, died Monday in Livermore, CA. He was 89.
For eight years from 1978 to 1986, Bain starred in the series as a wealthy New York businessman who adopted the two sons of his late African-American maid.
Bain’s first foray into television was a recurring role on the daytime vampire drama “Dark Shadows” as an innkeeper. He broke into prime-time comedy playing Arthur Harmon in Maude.
Bain is survived by his daughter and two sons.