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.....And now 'Golden Girls' star Rue McClanahan dies
« on: June 03, 2010, 11:12:48 AM »
They go in 3s  :(

New York (CNN) -- Emmy-winning "Golden Girls" actress Rue McClanahan died of a stroke in a New York hospital early Thursday, her manager said. She was 76.

McClanahan's family surrounded her bed when she died at New York Presbyterian Hospital, according to manager Barbara Lawrence.

The actress' career began on the New York stage in the 1950s, but her long television career was first boosted when producer Norman Lear cast McClanahan in his hit CBS series "All in the Family" in 1971. She appeared in Lear's "Maude" a year later.

Her most memorable TV role was as Southern belle Blanche Devereaux on "The Golden Girls," which ran from 1985 through 1992. McClanahan won an Emmy for best lead actress in a comedy in 1987.

Betty White is the last surviving member of the four "Golden Girls" stars. Estelle Getty passed away in 2008, and Bea Arthur died last year.  Betty you better watch ya arse!

McClanahan's last comedic TV role was in an episode of Tyler Perry's "Meet the Browns," taped in 2009.

She carried the Devereaux character to three other TV series, including "The Golden Palace," "Empty Nest" and "Nurses."

She was married six times and had one child. Her son, Mark Bish, was born in 1958 during a brief first marriage.

Her present marriage to Morrow Wilson, starting in 1997, was her longest. Her book "My First Five Husbands ... And the Ones Who Got Away" was published in 2007.

McClanahan was born in Healdton, Oklahoma, on February 21, 1934, to parents with Scottish and native American heritage

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Re: .....And now 'Golden Girls' star Rue McClanahan dies
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2010, 11:31:53 AM »
Betty safe for now..

Gary Coleman, Dennis Hopper, Rue Mclanahan
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Re: .....And now 'Golden Girls' star Rue McClanahan dies
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2010, 11:51:41 AM »
One of the most comprehensive obit sites, which I discovered looking up Marvin Lee...

Last week:
http://www.lifeinlegacy.com/display.php?weekof=2010-05-29

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http://www.lifeinlegacy.com/display.php?weekof=2010-06-03

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Re: .....And now 'Golden Girls' star Rue McClanahan dies
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2010, 01:52:45 PM »
oh gormmmm...is like it have some sort of timer

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Re: .....And now 'Golden Girls' star Rue McClanahan dies
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2010, 06:07:36 PM »
oh gormmmm...is like it have some sort of timer

Yeah, check dem ages again... Gary Coleman was an accident leading to the brain hemorrhage, but both Dennis Hopper and Betty White was mid-to-upper 70s.

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