Gary Coleman

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Gary Coleman
Coleman in 2005
Gary Wayne Coleman

(1968-02-08)February 8, 1968
DiedMay 28, 2010 (aged 42)
Provo, Utah, United States
Years active1978-2010
Known forPlaying Arnold Jackson in Diff'rent Strokes
Height4 ft 8 in (142 cm)

Gary Wayne Coleman (February 8, 1968 - May 28, 2010) was an American actor. Coleman was an African American who was born in Santa Barbara, California, with a kidney disease causing nephritis. Nephritis is an autoimmune destruction of the kidney. The disease stopped his growth at an early age. Because of this, he was only 4 ft 8 in (1.42 m) tall. His height was his most notable feature. He received two kidney transplants, one in 1973 and one in 1984. He then needed dialysis every day. He was adopted. He was famous for his role as Arnold Jackson in the American sitcom Diff'rent Strokes. He died of a hemorrhage cause by an accidental fall in Provo, Utah.

Movies[change | change source]

Year Fil Other notes
1981 The Adventures of Gary Coleman and Barney the Purple Dinosaur and Jimmy the Giraffe 3D
1982 Jimmy the Kid
1994 Party Short subject; Coleman was also associate producer
S.F.W. Cameo
1996 Fox Hunt
1997 Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's Documentary
1998 Dirty Work Cameo
2000 The Flunky
2002 Frank McKlusky, C.I. Cameo
2003 Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star Cameo
2004 Chasing the Edge Cameo; short subject
Save Virgil Short subject
2005 A Christmas Too Many
2006 Church Ball
2007 Postal

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