G'bye Rue McClanahan.... thank you for the laughs

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    Jun 03, 2010 3:38 PM GMT
    Golden Girl Rue McClanahan, 76, has died.

    "She passed away at 1 a.m. this morning," her manager, Barbara Lawrence, tells PEOPLE. She had a massive stroke."

    McClanahan, who played Blanche Deveraux on the still-popular '80s sitcom Golden Girls, had suffered a minor stroke earlier this year while recovering from bypass surgery. Lawrence added that at the time of her death Thursday, McClanahan “had her family with her. She went in peace.”

    Still in syndication, Golden Girls ran on NBC from 1985 to 1992. Only last year, McClanahan's costar, Beatrice Arthur, died from cancer. Estelle Getty died in 2008. Surviving star Betty White is currently enjoying a remarkable resurgence in her career, having recently hosted Saturday Night Live.

    Born in Healdton, Okla., Rue lived in six towns by the time she was 8. (Her father was a road builder who moved from one project to another.) She found solace in acting ("the only thing I ever wanted to do") and after four years at the University of Tulsa moved to New York, where she worked as a part-time file clerk while trying to find jobs in the theater.

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    Jun 03, 2010 3:43 PM GMT
    The Golden Girls has always been one of my favorite shows. It's been depressing to see each Golden Girl die one-by-one over the past few years. But Rue truly was a great talent in a number of roles, not just as Blanche Devereaux.

    Well, I always had a feeling that Betty White would outlive them all despite being the oldest!

    RIP Rue icon_sad.gif You will be sorely missed but never forgotten.
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    Jun 03, 2010 3:59 PM GMT
    That's very sad to hear. Her and the show was a special part of my childhood. That woman was such a saucy minx.
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    Jun 03, 2010 3:59 PM GMT
    She was amazing! If anyone hasn't seen the 'Sordid Lives' series that aired on Logo you should check it out. icon_smile.gif
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    Jun 03, 2010 4:04 PM GMT
    RIP! A true legend.
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    Jun 03, 2010 4:09 PM GMT
    It really is a sad day, but she has had a great career!
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    Jun 03, 2010 4:10 PM GMT
    Well, on the brightside there's probably going to be a Golden Girls marathon of some sorts on the Hallmark Channel...
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    Jun 03, 2010 4:12 PM GMT
    awwww....so sad to read this thread.

    i suspect she and bea are wowing 'em in heaven today. icon_cool.gif
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    Jun 03, 2010 4:14 PM GMT
    rnch saidawwww....so sad to read this thread.

    i suspect she and bea are wowing 'em in heaven today. icon_cool.gif


    Or more likely pigging out on a cheesecake.
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    Jun 03, 2010 4:17 PM GMT
    She, Bea Arthur were true talents, as is Betty White...an awesome combination!
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    Jun 03, 2010 4:31 PM GMT
    I was shocked to hear from the View. Rest in Peace Ms Rue
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    Jun 03, 2010 4:52 PM GMT
    God's Speed, Rue, and thank you for years and years and years of practically unparalleled comic genius.
    xo


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    Jun 03, 2010 5:24 PM GMT
    Damn. Damn. Damn. Very sad news. :-(
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    Jun 03, 2010 5:25 PM GMT
    RIP Rue, luv ya, thanks for the laughs.

    May Betty White live long and keep the legacy going.
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    Jun 03, 2010 5:31 PM GMT
    good bye Rue youll be missed!!
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    Jun 03, 2010 5:32 PM GMT
    RIP Rue McClanahan, You'll be missed. I'm so sad another Golden Girl is gone.
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    Jun 03, 2010 5:38 PM GMT
    Not a good way to wake up today. RIP Rue
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    Jun 03, 2010 5:45 PM GMT
    Golden is my favorite show. I feel saddened but am thankful for how much happiness this show has given me.

    Patrick
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    Jun 03, 2010 5:50 PM GMT
    Original_MC saidRIP Rue, luv ya, thanks for the laughs.

    May Betty White live long and keep the legacy going.


    Let's hope, because the pattern isn't looking so good:

    Estelle Getty died in 2008.
    Bea Arthur died in 2009.
    Rue McClanahan died in 2010.
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    Jun 03, 2010 5:51 PM GMT
    "Hey - what's the big deal? People die every day!"

    O.J. Simpson




    No - seriously, Rue McClanahan was one of the sexiest, funniest ladies anywhere. She made growing older look easy and had a great spirit of adventure. She'll be missed. Deepest sympathies to her family and friends.
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    Jun 03, 2010 6:07 PM GMT
    Thank you for being a friend!
    RIP Blanche
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    Jun 03, 2010 6:28 PM GMT
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    Original_MC saidRIP Rue, luv ya, thanks for the laughs.

    May Betty White live long and keep the legacy going.


    Let's hope, because the pattern isn't looking so good:

    Estelle Getty died in 2008.
    Bea Arthur died in 2009.
    Rue McClanahan died in 2010.


    oh no I hope not.
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    Jun 03, 2010 6:38 PM GMT
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    Jun 03, 2010 6:43 PM GMT
    pocketnico said
    rnch saidawwww....so sad to read this thread.

    i suspect she and bea are wowing 'em in heaven today. icon_cool.gif


    Or more likely pigging out on a cheesecake.
    with hershey's chocolate sauce and wipped cream...from under blanche's bed! icon_wink.gif
  • metta

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    Jun 03, 2010 10:23 PM GMT
    Rue Mcclanahan Tribute

    http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=429901543798