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TheDailyBeast: TV’s Nastiest Contract Battles

Gary Coleman

After his first year playing pint-size Arnold Jackson on "Diff’rent Strokes," Gary Coleman was making $1,600 per segment, according to Jet magazine. Contract renegotiations throughout his time on the show from 1978 to 1986 eventually made the actor as much as $100,000 per episode—though it was reported that three quarters of his salary went to his parents, lawyers, advisers, and the IRS.

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