Gary Coleman: 1968-2010

Gary Coleman became famous as a child star in the 1970s and 80s.

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    Gary Coleman and the Cast of 'Diff'rent Strokes'

    Gary Coleman starred in "Diff'rent Strokes" from 1978-1986. At the height of his fame he was making $100,000/episode. And that's in 1980s dollars!
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    Gary Coleman in

    Coleman also starred in "Good Times" and "The Jeffersons" before making it big with "Diff'rent Strokes" at the age of 10.
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    Gary Coleman and David Hasselhoff

    Coleman in a photo with David Hasselhoff on the set of his 1980s series "Knight Rider."
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    Gary Coleman and Mary Carey

    After his run on "Diff'rent Strokes," Coleman led a troubled life. He sued his parents and business manager for squandering his TV fortune, then proceeded to squander what was left of it himself. He was arrested for punching a woman in a bar, held a series of odd jobs including being a security guard, and even ran for governor of California (as did porn star Mary Carey, pictured) in 2003.   
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    Gary Coleman and Wife Shannon Price

    Coleman married Shannon Price, 22, on August 28, 2007. The two met on the set of his 2006 film "Church Ball."
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    Gary Coleman and Wife Shannon Price

    Coleman and Price went on "Divorce Court" in May 2008, less then a year after they wed. They ended up staying together. 
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    Gary Coleman

    Coleman suffered a seizure on the set of the news magazine show "The Insider" on February 26, 2010. (Reuters)
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    Gary Coleman

    Gary Coleman was put on life support in a Utah hospital after suffering an intracranial hemorrhage on May 27, 2010.  He died the next day. He was 42. (AP)
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