Gary Coleman's Big Life

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

A PRESIDENTIAL VISIT

In 1983, First Lady Nancy Reagan paid a visit to the Diff'rent Strokes set to talk to Coleman and his TV classmates about drugs. "We didn't talk about much," Coleman told PEOPLE. "She came in, did her job and left."