Gary Coleman’s birthday
Originally shared by Mariana Rodriguez
Today marks five years of the death of actor Gary Coleman (1968-2010).
Gary Wayne Coleman (February 8, 1968, Zion, Illinois, USA – May 28, 2010, Provo, Utah, United States) was an American television and film actor.
He born with a congenital kidney disease causing nephritis (an autoimmune destruction of the kidney), which halted his growth at an early age, leading him to develop a small height: 1.42 m (4 ft 8 in) 1, which became his most distinctive feature. Coleman had two kidney transplants, one in 1973 and another in 1984, and it required constant dialysis.
During the eight years of broadcasting the American sitcom Diff’rent Strokes (Arnold in Spain, white and black in Latin America) it was seen by millions of viewers across the world in the 80s, one of the most watched in the television history. His character was known for his famous line was „What are you talking about, Willis?” or „Kimberly” as if it were one („what’chu talkin ” bout, Willis?”). Thanks to this sympathy, Coleman was a popular figure, starring in several films and television movies including On the Right Track, and The Kid With the Broken Halo. The Kid With the Broken Halo eventually served as the basis for Hanna-Barbera produced the animated series The Gary Coleman Show 1982.
At the height of his fame with White and black point, Coleman earned $ 70,000 USD per episode. As he aged, however, he fell in the public. After the cancellation of White and black, his career declined sharply in recent times.
He died on May 28, 2010 after a fall that caused an intracranial hemorrhage.