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Alan Thicke's 10 Greatest Television Theme Songs

Alan Thicke, the actor best known for his role on the ABC sitcom "Growing Pains," has died suddenly at age 69 from a heart attack.

(By Yahoo Music | Published on December 14, 2016 for

Alan Thicke died on Tuesday (Dec. 13) at the age of 69, reportedly from a heart attack.

While Thicke was best known as a sitcom actor, he was also 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.

On occasion, Thicke collaborated with his then-wife singer and Days of Our Lives star Gloria Loring -- mother of Robin Thicke -- on these projects, with her singing on the Diff'rent Strokes spin-off The Facts of Life theme song.

As we remember Thicke's legacy, here are 10 of his most memorable compositions:

Diff'rent Strokes:

The Facts of Life:

The Wizard of Odds:

The Joker's Wild:

Celebrity Sweepstakes:

The Diamond Head Game:

Animal Crackups:

Blank Check:


Wheel of Fortune:





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