Rue McClanahan, born Eddi-Rue McClanahan in Healdton, OK, died at 1 a.m. this morning of a stroke. Her best known role–and my favorite–was that of Southern Belle Blanche Devereaux on the legendary Golden Girls.

Everyone who knows me well understands how much I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Golden Girls. I have the entire collection but I still watch it on tv. There will never be another show like it or as good, IMHO.

I don’t have much else to say–sigh. We’ll miss you, Blanche/Rue. RIP.

Here’s one my favorite episodes where Blanche steals the show:


  1. Good show, great actors.One of my favorite episodes with Rue was the one in which Blanche talks about getting \”the curse\” as a teenager. :)Sad to see her go.

  2. Kara,I liked Empty Nest too, but nothing replaced THE GOLDEN GIRLS. :-)Jess,Lots of celebs seem to die around the same time. Creepy.Charles,Me too. :-/Naija,She's just well known all over. :-DCaroline,My whole family watched them. :-)Vert,Golden Girls was the best. :-P“Robin,Betty seems to be doing well. And she's the oldest. Amazing. :-DRaine,I remember that one too. 😀

  3. I didn't get into The Golden Girls until years after it'd gone into syndication. What a brilliant show! No wonder it was so popular. Blanche will certainly be missed…as will Sophia & her Pussycat.

  4. I am 21 yrs old but I've been watching the Golden Girls since I was 16. I LOVE the Golden Girls! None of my friends can appreciate the beauty of this show–but that's their loss. They'd rather watch crap-o-la like \”The Hills\” or \”Bad Girls Club.\” *rolls eyes*Golden Girls was a great show! The ORIGINAL \”Sex and the City\” lol!RIP Rue!

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