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June 4, 2010

Bye- Bye Blanche...

You guys probably remember Rue Mcclanahan as the man crazed Blanche Devereux on The Golden Girls... she was TV original cougar. Playing a 55+ year old women who still liked to get some nookie, her character was the person who owned the house where the other elderly women lived. The show ran from 1985 to 1992, and she won the Emmy award in 1987 as outstanding lead actress. Golden Girls was the second sitcom she had been featured on with Bea Arthur, having previously played Arthur's best friend Vivian on the show Maude. She was also a very successful stage actress. Lets face it... when you were a kid in the 80's, she was the character on TV you knew was getting ass... she was the one you knew was knocking boots. Looking back, that was refreshing, cause often those roles were reserved for men... think Sam Malone (Ted Danson) in Cheers. Rue passed on yesterday after suffering a stroke in NYC. She was 76. She will be missed. This leaves 88 year old Betty White as the sole surviving member of the Golden Girl cast. You will be missed Rue... THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND!!! (I had too...) Enjoy this short clip from the show in her honor. R.I.P.

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