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Whatcha Talkin’ Bout Willis? 15 Little Known Facts About ‘Diff’rent Strokes’

2. Dana Plato Was Training for the Olympics Before Being Cast

Before accepting the role as Kimberly Drummond, actress Dana Plato was actually training in ice skating for the winter Olympics. She had to give up her hopes to compete when the producers spotted her on The Gong Show and offered her a role on Diff’rent Strokes.

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