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Sun. Sep 24th, 2023
'The Facts of Life's Lisa Whelchel has had a fascinating spiritual journey.

Lisa Whelchel by WJCT, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

S19E03: The Facts of Life | Lisa Whelchel

For those of us growing up in the 1980s, and our parents as well, The Facts of Life was simply must-see TV. The coming of age story of four girls at a boarding school, under the care of watchful housemother Mrs. Garrett, warmed our hearts and our television screens. Who can forget preppy, glamorous Blair Warner, brought to life for nine seasons by actress Lisa Whelchel? Lisa, a committed Christian from the age of 10, has gone on to have quite the journey over the decades, from marrying (and later divorcing) a pastor, to writing a number of Christian-themed books on family and parenthood. But it was her season on Survivor in 2012 that seems to have sparked a personal growth journey for the ages! Alicia has the details.

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Alicia’s Receipts

‘The Facts of Life’ ‘s Lisa Whelchel on Fame and Self-Doubt at 16 as She Endured ‘Puberty in Front of Millions’ (people.com)

Lisa Whelchel, 58, looks EXACTLY the same as she did 40 YEARS AGO on Facts Of Life redo | Daily Mail Online (dailymail.co.uk)

‘Facts of Life’ star Lisa Whelchel stuns viewers almost 40 years later (nypost.com)

Who is ‘Facts of Life’ star Lisa Whelchel? | The US Sun (the-sun.com)

Facts of Life Actor Lisa Whelchel Chose Christian Morals Over Hollywood (godupdates.com)

Meet Lisa Whelchel’s Kids with Her Pastor Ex to Whom She Thought She ‘Would Be Married Forever’ (news.amomama.com)

Lisa Whelchel shares how eating space cakes in Amsterdam led to her unique nickname as a grandma: ‘We won’t be telling the grandkids how the name originated for a while’ (yahoo.com)

Lisa Whelchel Shares Why Her Grandkids Call Her CoCoMaMa (2022) (YouTube link)

Lisa Whelchel and Kim Fields on CTV Your Morning (2019) (YouTube link)

Lisa Whelchel on “A&E Biography: The Facts of Life” (2004) (YouTube link)

Lisa Whelchel on Survivor: Her Brother Speaks Out (people.com)

‘Survivor’: Lisa Whelchel Divorced 5 Days Before Filming | Heavy.com (heavy.com)

‘Facts of Life’ star Lisa Whelchel says show sent her to ‘fat farm’ after weight gain | Fox News (foxnews.com)

‘The Facts of Life’ Almost Had 6 Different Spinoffs That Never Aired (cheatsheet.com)

‘Survivor’s’ Lisa Whelchel divorced from husband of 24 years (today.com)

Lisa Whelchel on the Pop Culture Treasures of ‘Collector’s Call’ Season 3 (tvinsider.com)

Mondays With Mindy | Season 4, Episode 6: Lisa Whelchel (podcasters.spotify.com)

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