Golden Girls had a Golden Mother
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Golden Girls loses another star.

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All in the Family, 1972

What would pop culture be without the sassy and confident Blanche Devereaux? As one-fourth of the Golden Girls, Rue McClanahan was a master at bringing the character to life. Her southern charm and quick wit made the Golden Girls one of the favorite shows of my youth.

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The mother to one son was born Eddi-Rue McClanahan in Oklahoma. Before embarking on a stellar career in stage and television, McClanahan graduated with honors with a degree in German and theater arts. An off-Broadway and stage career landed her the best friend role in “Maude” starring Beatrice Arthur, and the rest is history.

The breast cancer survivor suffered a massive stroke and passed away at the age of 76.

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