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IceJunkie
06-04-2010, 01:42 AM
I first discovered Golden Girls about three years ago. I was born after the show first aired, but its grown to become one of my favorite shows ever. Rue was such a fantastic actress, and floskate, that was such a touching story. She seemed like a good person.

jtpc
06-04-2010, 02:06 AM
I remember flipping through channels once and seeing that Rue was a guest on the Dame Edna show. The badge Rue was given to wear said "Kanga". :D

Cloudy_Gumdrops
06-04-2010, 02:19 AM
So sad. :( R.I.P

Rue's vocal inflections were what really sold some of Blanche's lines imo. Some things that otherwise wouldn't be that funny were full out hilarious because of the way she uttered those lines.

sk8muse
06-04-2010, 05:09 AM
NOOOOOOOOOOO!, I still haven't gotten over the loss of Dixie Carter. Now Rue? Sassy southern belles are the best - especially with age...

Dr.Siouxs
06-04-2010, 05:14 AM
RIP :(

HeatherC
06-04-2010, 05:16 AM
*sob* :( Such sad news and it crushed my entire department at work today. I grew up watching the Golden Girls every week (and still love the reruns) and seeing the wonderful ladies passing away now, especially so close together, is like losing my grandparents all over again. RIP Rue and thank you so much for all the laughter and memories. :fragile: :(

BigB08822
06-04-2010, 03:18 PM
I was so saddened when I heard this news yesterday. :(

skatesindreams
06-04-2010, 05:40 PM
floskate, thank you for sharing.
Indeed, a memory to cherish.

What a generous and lovely lady!
Another reason that I'll remember her.

NeilJLeonard
06-04-2010, 07:21 PM
Another loss. RIP.

NJL

Wyliefan
06-04-2010, 07:39 PM
floskate, thanks so much for sharing that lovely story of a lovely, talented lady.

I remember seeing her last in the PBS special of the Roundabout Theatre Company's production of "The Women", in which she played the Countess to a T.

Oh goodness, I can just imagine!! She would be PERFECT in that role. :)

skatemommy
06-04-2010, 09:06 PM
I am DEVASTATED by this news. As a GG junkie, losing the ladies one by one is killing me. I know she was 76 and I know she had a beautiful long life, but my gosh I feel like I've lost a friend. I saw the headline while I was at work and had to head into the bathroom to cry a bit.

(And yes I'm aware that I sound like a complete loser! :P)

Please Betty stick around awhile...

You are NOT a loser! 76 is still young in my opinion. Part of me wonders if her stroke was preventable or not?

skatesindreams
06-04-2010, 09:19 PM
Here's an appreciative article from the New York Times:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/04/arts/04mcclanahan.html?src=me