‘Golden Girls’ Star Rue McClanahan Dies at 76, 4 Years Ago [VIDEO]
Rue McClanahan, who played Blanche Devereaux on the hit TV show ‘The Golden Girls’ had a severe stroke and has passed away at 76, in 2010. So why is everyone posting about it on Facebook like she died last night?
June 3 was the the anniversary of McClanahan’s death. A couple of her big fans tweeted a few memorials for Rue. But when other people saw it on Twitter, apparently ‘RIP Rue’ had the date chopped of it and everyone started thinking that she died. Again.
I always liked her acting and thought Blanche was one of the more interesting characters on the show. Though I did not approve of her bed-hopping ways, I was always kinda freaked out that any man was attracted to an older women. But now as I am a little older I can kinda see it, not really.
She always did scenes with Betty White and it was always very black and white between the two. One good and dumb, one smart and bad. So bad. Naughty even. When Rue McClanahan and Betty White were first hired for the series, it was with the intent of Betty playing man-hungry Blanche, and Rue to play Rose. Rue was also in “Maude,” starring Beatrice Arthur. After that series ended in 1978, McClanahan landed the role as Aunt Fran on “Mama’s Family” then on to “Golden Girls”.
Betty White is now the only Golden Girl Left. Has been for Four Years.