'Facts of Life' Star Mindy Cohn Reminisces About the '80s [Video]

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Ah, 1980s nostalgia is in the air! And Mindy Cohn -- Natalie Green on the '80s series "Facts of Life" -- sat down with Michael Yo to reminisce about the way awesome decade, her hit show, and her A-list co-stars, George Clooney and Johnny Depp -- who she attests had that "it factor" from the start. Her favorite Clooney memory: when she and some other "Facts of Life" stars piled into Clooney's white Cadillac Coupe de Ville, drove to his apartment complex, and watched him hand his landlord a full year's rent. Sounds like he's always had that swag!

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Fun fact about Cohn: She was discovered by Charlotte Rae (Mrs. Garrett) while attending a real-life school for girls when she was 12. Talk about art imitating life. What about the rumor that she's the godmother to Brangelina's kids? No comment! Can we just take that as a yes?

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Longing for more '80s everything? National Geographic is set to air a six-part, three-night special event "The '80s: The Decade That Made Us," narrated by Rob Lowe, that delves deep into the radical culture and tubular times that make many Americans long for the fun-loving decade. To reminisce about '80s TV classics such as "Facts of Life," tune in to the installments "Lift Off" on Sunday, 4/14 at 8 PM, and "Shop 'til You Drop" on Monday, 4/15 at 9 PM.