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‘Golden Girl’ Rue McClanahan Dies At 76

| June 3, 2010 - 9:47 am

Former Golden Girls actress Rue McClanahan has died. She was 76.
According to her manager, Barbara Lawrence, Rue passed away at 1 a.m. this morning after suffering from her second stroke.
Rue is perhaps best known for her role as Blanceh Deveraux in the hit series, Golden Girls. Blanche was a proto-Samantha Jones,… More »

A Tribute to Estelle Getty

Celebuzz | July 28, 2008 - 10:40 am

Lifetime honored the late Estelle Getty with a special Golden Girls marathon on Friday.
Getty played the sharp-witted Sophia Petrillo during the sitcom’s seven year stint. She was nominated for seven Emmy Awards and three Golden Globe Awards, winning one of each.
The talented actress got her start in Yiddish theater, and is… More »

Estelle Getty R.I.P.

Celebuzz | July 22, 2008 - 3:18 pm

Her most famous character once declared that she had lived through “two world wars, 15 vendettas, four operations and two Darrins on Bewitched.”
But sooner or later the Grim Reaper taps everyone and insists on having the next dance. Estelle Getty, best known as dagger-tongued mother Sophia Petrillo on mid-’80s sitcom The Golden Girls,… More »