Golden Girl Dies

“The Golden Girls” mourns over the death of Rue McClanahan. Yesterday, on Thursday Rue McClanahan, one of the “Golden Girls” in sitcom of the 80s passed away.

The Curse of the Golden Girls Continues. After the death of Estelle Getty and Beatrice Arthur, Rue McClanahan died following a major stroke. The actress, who played Blanche Devereaux in the sparkling 80s sitcom “Golden Girls” was aged 76 years. After overcoming breast cancer in 1997, she was again hospitalized earlier this year following a slight stroke. After the surgery she was sent home to recover. Barbara Lawrence, the press officer of the deceased, stated that the actress was surrounded by her own at the fatal moment.

Rue McClanahan is mainly known in many countries for the role of Blanche Devereaux that she has held from 1985 to 1992 in Golden Girls. The role also won her an Emmy Award for Best Actress in 1987. Golden Girls featured four older women who lived in the same house in Miami. In the show these four individuals shared opposing temperaments and their daily experience of men. The scenes set in the kitchen at night were among the best scenes of the series.

Rue McClanahan was a native of Oklahoma. Since her early age she knew that she wanted to become an actress. After spending four years at the University of Tulsa, she moved to New York where she tried to penetrate into the show world. She made her first appearance on a theatre in 1957. From 1972 to 1978, she played a role in Maud.