Gary Coleman's Big Life

From wisecracking Diff'rent Strokes star to gubernatorial candidate, Gary Coleman experienced a varied career. Take a look


The Zion, Ill., native parlayed a congenital kidney disease – medication for which stunted his growth – into a career, landing a star-making role at age 10 on the '80s sitcom Diff'rent Strokes, about two black orphans who are adopted by their late mother's wealthy white employer. But on May 28, the actor, 42, died from a brain hemorrhage after falling and hitting his head. Take a look back at his storied life in Hollywood – and remember the star who stole hearts as a kid.