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Actress From 'The Facts of Life' Dies THR

An actress who appeared on the 1980s comedy "The Facts of Life" has died, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Claire Malis Callaway, who appeared as a mom on the series, was 69.

Callaway, who was often credited as Claire Malis, also starred on the ABC soap opera "One Life to Live," on which she played Dr. Dorian Lord from 1977 to 1979. On 'Facts of Life," she played Rose Polniaczek, the mom of Nancy McKeon's character, Jo, in a recurring role.

She appeared in many other TV shows, including "St. Elsewhere," "Murphy Brown" and "Taxi."

Callaway died Aug. 24 of congestive heart failure and pneumonia, after undergoing a stem cell transplant in 2010. She had battled non-Hodgkin lymphoma, the story says.

claire-malis-callaway.jpgClaire Malis Callaway