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‘Facts of Life' star Geri Jewell talks returning to ‘Deadwood,' overcoming addiction and counting on faith


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Geri Jewell skyrocketed to fame on 'The Facts of Life,' becoming the first person with a visible disability in a hit primetime TV show, and is now returning to another fan favorite character in the long-awaited 'Deadwood' film based on the hit HBO series. Jewell talked to Fox News about what fans can expect from 'Deadwood,' how Norman Lear discovered her, and what its like breaking barriers as a star with cerebral palsy.

The 62-year-old actress is starring in the long-awaited “Deadwood” film based on the Golden Globe and Emmy-winning HBO series set in 1876. “Deadwood” explores how the richest gold strike in U.S. history drew in a throng of restless misfits to an outlaw settlement in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The movie will bring closure for fans by jumping forward 13 years to 1889.

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Jewell, who skyrocketed to fame in the other beloved series “The Facts of Life,” spoke to Fox News about what fans can expect from “Deadwood,” how Norman Lear discovered her, breaking barriers as a star with cerebral palsy, and how she overcame addiction.

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