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RIP Rue McClanahan

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Dyno, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. Dyno

    Dyno Well-Known Member

    TMZ is reporting that Rue McClanahan died at 1:00 a.m. after a massive stroke.
  2. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Active Member

  3. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    I read a few months ago that after McClanahan had her (first?) stroke, Betty White sent her flowers and a card that read, "I hope you die, so I can be the last Golden Girl."

    No word on whether Abe Vigoda put her up to it.

    Oh well. RIP.
  4. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Active Member

    Betty was the one who was supposed to play Blanche, given her penchant in playing the vamp and being snarky on MTM.

    Abe wouldn't put her up to do that! Michael Corleone would have had Abe whacked.
  5. finishthehat

    finishthehat Active Member

    Wasn't there one member of that cast who was hated by everyone else? I think it was either Rue or Betty White, IIRC.
  6. That's No. 3.

    Are our beloved celebrities safe for a while?
  7. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    I guess heaven needed an ubercougar
  8. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Does this mean Ruth won't be hosting SNL next year?
  9. forever_town

    forever_town Well-Known Member

    I'm so sad. I grew up with that show. I looked forward to those nights as a pre-teen then as a teen going over to my grandmother's house and watching that show when it came on Saturday nights.

    Along with the rest of the cast, Rue was an indelible part of my growing up years.

    RIP Blanche Devereaux. Much love always.

    And in your memory, I have "Edge of Seventeen" playing.
  10. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    It was a great show. Holds up pretty well too...


    Hang in there Betty!!!
  11. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Active Member

  12. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Which Southern Belle actress/character who died this year was greater: McLanahan's Blanche or Dixie Carter's Julia Sugarbaker?
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