Thursday, June 3, 2010

Rue McClanahan Dead at 76

Rue McClanahan, one of my very favorite television actresses, has died at the age of 76. She had a "massive stroke." McClanahan is best known for her remarkable portrayal of the Southern seductress Blanche Devereaux in the campy hit series Golden Girls. RIP, Rue!

4 comments:

Sue said...

Oh no, one of my favorites too! Golden Girls was a fabulous show. RIP Rue....

Darren Lenard Hutchinson said...

Yes - she is one of those classic performers that they no longer seem to make. Oh well, we have Survivor and American Idol. Joy.

Aspasia said...

She was my favorite Golden Girl too. Blanche set a good example for me as a young woman, that being a woman in advanced years didn't mean hanging up your hat and being "old". She'll be missed!

Darren Lenard Hutchinson said...

Given the reactions, it is clear that she really worked that character!

PS: Aspasia -- She was a role model in the same way for many young men. :)

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