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Remembering Actor Alan Thicke

Actor Alan Thicke guest stars as Rich Ginger on "The Bold And The Beautiful" during taping on Aug. 10, 2006 at CBS Studios in Los Angeles, Calif. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Actor Alan Thicke guest stars as Rich Ginger on "The Bold And The Beautiful" during taping on Aug. 10, 2006 at CBS Studios in Los Angeles, Calif. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Alan Thicke died Tuesday at the age of 69.

The actor was best remembered for his role on “Growing Pains,” a sitcom that aired on ABC for seven seasons. But his TV career began in Canada, and he wrote the theme songs for a number of hit TV shows, including “Diff’rent Strokes” and “Facts of Life.”

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson looks back at Thicke’s life and work.

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