September 21, 1985

Irish American actor George Clooney makes his first debut in television’s “Facts of Life” on this day in 1985. Clooney, who was unknown at the time, gained the reappearing role as the handyman on “Facts of Life,” the popular tv sitcom. He was on the show for 17 episodes, but did not shoot to fame until his role as Dr. Doug Ross on “ER” beginning in 1994. Clooney went on to star in hit films such as, “Ocean’s Eleven,” “The Perfect Storm,” and 2011’s “The Descendants.”

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