In the 1980s, Thicke, who passed away from a heart attack at 69 on Tuesday, Dec. 13, helped create a number of iconic TV theme songs, most notably the opening numbers for The Facts of Life and Diff’rent Strokes.
Alan Thicke’s TV Theme Song Legacy: The Man Behind The Facts of Life, Diff’rent Strokes and More Opening Numbers
Thicke had quite an extensive sitcom career, notably seven seasons as Dr. Jason Seaver on Growing Pains.
His other TV credits include Married With Children, How I Met Your Mother and his Pop series Unusually Thicke, a reality TV sitcom of sorts. The two-season show starred Thicke, wife Tanya Callau and son Carter Thicke.