'Golden Girl' Rue McClanahan dies

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Rue McClanahan, Blanche on the Golden Girls, died Thursday at 1 a.m. of a stroke.

**FILE** In this Dec. 25, 1985 file photo, four veteran actresses, from left, Estelle Getty, Rue McClanahan, Bea Arthur and Betty White, from the television series "The Golden Girls" are shown during a break in taping in Hollywood. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, file)

June 3, 2010

NEW YORK (AP) -- Rue McClanahan, the Emmy-winning actress who brought the sexually liberated Southern belle Blanche Devereaux to life on the hit TV series "The Golden Girls," has died. She was 76.

Her manager Barbara Lawrence said McClanahan died Thursday at 1 a.m. of a stroke.

She had undergone treatment for breast cancer in 1997 and later lectured to cancer support groups on "aging gracefully." In 2009, she had heart bypass surgery.

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  • by :( on Jun 7, 2010 at 04:49 PM
    I miss you already! I just saw the show this weekend. Thank you for being my friend :)
  • by Anonymous on Jun 4, 2010 at 07:30 AM
    Thank you for being a friend...
  • by Anonymous on Jun 4, 2010 at 05:16 AM
    We will miss you, Rue. You will be remembered with a smile.
  • by DANA Location: AUGUSTA GA on Jun 3, 2010 at 11:00 AM
    Thanks for all the laughs...... You will be missed.
  • by goldengirlfan on Jun 3, 2010 at 09:25 AM
    That is so sad to hear:(
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