rue mcclanahan golden girls 'Golden Girls' Rue McClanahan gone but will live onRue McClanahan, who played the amorous and always game aging Southern seductress Blanche Deveraux in  the much beloved ’80s sitcom, “The Golden Girls” died Thursday (June 3) of a stroke. She had had open heart surgery last year.

The Dish Rag fondly recalls her 2004 appearance at a book signing at A Different Light, a gay bookstore in West Hollywood. where the line was literally down the block to meet her.

McClanahan’s autobiography was titled “My First Five Husbands and
the Ones Who Got Away.” Two hundred fans crowded the store, holding
books, DVDs, and t-shirts to be signed (shirts on sale read, “Thank You
For Being a Friend”).
Rue answered just a few questions before she began signing.

]]>Bea Arthur, Estelle Getty and the seemingly unstoppable Betty White (who just hosted “Saturday Night Live” and is working on a new TV Land original series, “Hot in Cleveland”) will never get old.  And they will live on forever in our hearts and on our TVs. Follow Zap2it on Twitter and Zap2it on Facebook for the latest TV, movie and celebrity news. Photo Credit: NBC

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