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Old 06-03-2010, 11:22 AM   #1
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I'm Very Sad!

One of my all time favorite shows was The Golden Girls. My favorite character was Blanche Devereaux. I liked her spunk and we shared the same first name, Blanche. Actress Rue McClanahan past away this thursday morning around 1am of a stroke. I will truly miss her.

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Old 06-03-2010, 11:46 AM   #2
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it is sad. but she must have had a fantastic life. we will remember that she made us laugh. that is a wonderful gift.
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Old 06-03-2010, 01:08 PM   #3
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That leaves only Betty White and I think she may have been the oldest one on the show.
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Old 06-03-2010, 01:14 PM   #4
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That leaves only Betty White and I think she may have been the oldest one on the show.
Yes, I believe she is 83 years old. Look at her now back in the limelight.
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Old 06-03-2010, 02:04 PM   #5
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I loved The Golden Girls and Blanche! So sad :(
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Old 06-03-2010, 03:10 PM   #6
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Here are two of the many enjoyable
scenes she played on The Golden Girls:






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Old 06-03-2010, 04:40 PM   #7
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I heard that on the news this afternoon. I love that show and she will be missed. And yes, Betty White is the last living Golden Girl.
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Old 06-03-2010, 08:17 PM   #8
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My heart goes out to Betty White today.
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I loved the Golden Girls and I loved each actress in every other role they played. I am sure Betty White is grieving her loss today as I have heard each of them say they were like a close knit family during and after the show's run. I will definitely miss Rue.
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Yes, I believe she is 83 years old. Look at her now back in the limelight.
She is actually 88!

One more amazing thing, she is in a new series this fall called "Hot in Cleveland"!
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I used to watch Golden Girls a lot when I was a kid. My favorite actress on the show was Estelle Getty. May you rest in peace Rue McClanahan.
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She is actually 88!

One more amazing thing, she is in a new series this fall called "Hot in Cleveland"!

Yes, your right. Damn she looks good for her age!
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I remember Betty White when she was one of the celebrity guests on Password with her husband, Allen Ludden.
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I remember Betty White when she was one of the celebrity guests on Password with her husband, Allen Ludden.
They actually met on the set of Password and he proposed on the show. When they got married they had to go back to work the next day (she was guesting once again) and at the end of it, they called each other Mr. & Mrs. Ludden - their way of announcing their wedding! I heard Betty tell the story twice and cried both times.

Another fact about Golden Girls - Originally Betty was cast as Blanche and Rue as Rose, but the chemistry wasn't right and they characters were too like their ones in Mary Tyler Moore and Maude, respectively. So they shot a second pilot (the only one shown) with the roles switched and it was magic! The way their characters played off each other was so unique and special.
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They actually met on the set of Password and he proposed on the show. When they got married they had to go back to work the next day (she was guesting once again) and at the end of it, they called each other Mr. & Mrs. Ludden - their way of announcing their wedding! I heard Betty tell the story twice and cried both times.

Another fact about Golden Girls - Originally Betty was cast as Blanche and Rue as Rose, but the chemistry wasn't right and they characters were too like their ones in Mary Tyler Moore and Maude, respectively. So they shot a second pilot (the only one shown) with the roles switched and it was magic! The way their characters played off each other was so unique and special.
I did not know they met on the show..how sweet! I knew about the original casting on GG,funny how things just work out. They were both on Mama's Family too.
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may she rest amongst the other golden-gals that passed along in recent days.~.....
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