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While Alan Thicke was best known as a sitcom actor, he also was a successful theme song composer. And in some cases, such as the Diff’rent Strokes theme song “It Takes Diff’rent Strokes,” Thicke was even a featured singer. The actor died on Tuesday at the age of 69, reportedly from a heart attack after a game of hockey with his son.
On occasion, Thicke collaborated with his then-wife singer and Days of Our Lives star Gloria Loring — mother of singer-songwriter Robin Thicke — on these projects, with her singing on the Diff’rent Strokes spinoff The Facts of Life theme song.
As we remember Thicke’s legacy, here are 10 of his most memorable compositions:
The Facts of Life:
The Wizard of Odds:
The Joker’s Wild:
The Diamond Head Game:
Wheel of Fortune:
This article first appeared on Billboard.com.
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