'Golden Girls' actress Rue McClanahan dies

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    http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/sns-ap-us-obit-rue-mcclanahan,0,6517244.story

    Aww..so sad. She was great.
     
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    Man that's two down from this show this year. Sad.

    Betty White's the only one left.
     
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    Estelle Getty is gone too?
     
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    Wow- that stinks.
     
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    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.

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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    Agreed, it was a fantastic show.
     
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    Mary Tyler Moore Show wrote the book on sitcom writing for an ensemble. Was also some of Betty White's best work.
     
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    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. :(
     
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    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?
     
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    Yes. Estelle was the youngest of the entire cast. I believe Betty was the oldest.

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

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

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