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leekohler
Jun 3, 2010, 12:25 PM
http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/sns-ap-us-obit-rue-mcclanahan,0,6517244.story

Rue McClanahan, the Emmy-winning actress who brought the sexually liberated Southern belle Blanche Devereaux to life on the hit TV series "The Golden Girls," has died. She was 76.

Her manager Barbara Lawrence said McClanahan died Thursday at 1 a.m. of a stroke.

She had undergone treatment for breast cancer in 1997 and later lectured to cancer support groups on "aging gracefully." In 2009, she had heart bypass surgery.

Aww..so sad. She was great.

Peace
Jun 3, 2010, 12:29 PM
Man that's two down from this show this year. Sad.

Betty White's the only one left.

leekohler
Jun 3, 2010, 12:41 PM
Man that's two down from this show this year. Sad.

Betty White's the only one left.

Estelle Getty is gone too?

IgnatiusTheKing
Jun 3, 2010, 12:43 PM
Estelle Getty died a couple of years ago.

leekohler
Jun 3, 2010, 12:49 PM
Estelle Getty died a couple of years ago.

Wow- that stinks.

RawBert
Jun 3, 2010, 01:27 PM
Wait. Is that ^^^ a pun?? :o

GoCubsGo
Jun 3, 2010, 01:28 PM
No! :(

rdowns
Jun 3, 2010, 02:12 PM
Thank you for being a friend.

ucfgrad93
Jun 3, 2010, 02:25 PM
I always thought she was hilarious.

Dmac77
Jun 3, 2010, 04:48 PM
Well this just sucks. Hopefully she passed without pain. She along with all of the Golden Girls are/were hilarious. All I can say is that I hope Betty will be around for awhile still.

Don

rdowns
Jun 3, 2010, 05:25 PM
Well this just sucks. Hopefully she passed without pain. She along with all of the Golden Girls are/were hilarious. All I can say is that I hope Betty will be around for awhile still.

Don


Betty is awesome. She's in a new sitcom on TV Land starting soon.

EDIT: Here it is.

http://www.tvland.com/prime/shows/hot_in_cleveland/videos.jhtml

MacNut
Jun 3, 2010, 05:55 PM
GG had to be one of the best written shows ever to be able to meld a 4 person ensemble cast and make it work so flawlessly.

ucfgrad93
Jun 3, 2010, 06:01 PM
GG had to be one of the best written shows ever to be able to meld a 4 person ensemble cast and make it work so flawlessly.

Agreed, it was a fantastic show.

rdowns
Jun 3, 2010, 06:12 PM
GG had to be one of the best written shows ever to be able to meld a 4 person ensemble cast and make it work so flawlessly.

Mary Tyler Moore Show wrote the book on sitcom writing for an ensemble. Was also some of Betty White's best work.

rhett7660
Jun 3, 2010, 06:22 PM
RIP...... Only one left from the show..... I always liked her the best too... What is weird is me and the wife were just talking about this yesterday. Betty White was on and the GG came up. We couldn't remember the name of Rue's character's name on the show.

Very sad. :(

velocityg4
Jun 4, 2010, 09:10 AM
Too bad. I had no idea she was 51 when the show started. I had thought she was much older. Though wasn't the one who played the oldest character the youngest actress?

jaw04005
Jun 4, 2010, 11:10 AM
Great comedic actress. RIP.

obeygiant
Jun 4, 2010, 09:19 PM
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l3irlzzODF1qz4b62o1_500.jpg

bradl
Jun 4, 2010, 09:21 PM
Too bad. I had no idea she was 51 when the show started. I had thought she was much older. Though wasn't the one who played the oldest character the youngest actress?

Yes. Estelle was the youngest of the entire cast. I believe Betty was the oldest.

BL.

flopticalcube
Jun 4, 2010, 09:29 PM
Yes. Estelle was the youngest of the entire cast. I believe Betty was the oldest.

BL.
Not likely since Estelle was nearly 85 when she died two years ago. Rue was 76 when she died.

bradl
Jun 4, 2010, 09:35 PM
Not likely since Estelle was nearly 85 when she died two years ago. Rue was 76 when she died.

I stand corrected. I thought I remembered reading that she was the youngest of the cast about 10 or so years ago when I saw the series again.

BL.

IgnatiusTheKing
Jun 5, 2010, 12:22 AM
I stand corrected. I thought I remembered reading that she was the youngest of the cast about 10 or so years ago when I saw the series again.

BL.

I think the bit of trivia was that Estelle Getty (Sophia) was younger than Bea Arthur (Sophia's daughter, Dorothy).