RIP Southern Belle.
RIP Southern Belle.
One of the most unlikely roles I saw her in was the movie “The Fighting Temptations” with Cuba Gooding Jr. and Beyonce. Rue played one of the church members in the choir, and even though at first I was thinking, “what on earth is she doing in this role?”, it quickly became evident why. Very talented comic, and a joy to watch.
Give me one more quiet night, before this loud morning gets it right, and does me in.
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.
RIP Eddie Rue (her given name, from what I remember reading).
"Skating fans are not a patient bunch." Dragonlady
I loved The Golden Girls and was watching a few episodes on the weekend, they're still as funny as the days they were on NBC and have held up wonderfully.
I always loved Blanche and her spunk. It really was one of those roles that change TV for the better, as we'd never had a lively, spunky and sexy lady in her older years before. Rue also played it to perfection.
floskate, Thank You so much for sharing your Rue encounter story w/all of us.
God Speed Rue!!
Yes, she was marvelous in that -- "Oh l'amour, l'amour".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.
RIP, Rue. You'll be missed.
Not that anyone would ever thread drag on FSU, but I can't help thinking of how much more groundbreaking Golden Girls was than Sex in the City. Both shows had the audacity to show women not in their 20s getting laid and at least started with the premise of focusing on strong, independent women. Both featured four women with different personalities and different needs.
But GG did it with so much more style, panache, and believability. I really don't meet anyone over the age of 22 who would really want to be like Carrie, Miranda, Samantha, and Charlotte...even the ones that can afford it. But I do meet women of ALL ages who say that they wouldn't mind being Blanche, Rose, Dorothy, or Sophie someday.
GG showed women--likeable women--whose lived full, rich lives past husbands, children, and social age restrictions without being self-absorbed or vapid shoe whores. Rue Mclanahan's character was a big part of that and made it acceptable for older women to not just stop having fun, going out, or ing while still being a whole, realized person and not a caricature.
RIP Blanche--thank you for being a friend.
If you can't set a good example, you can at least be a horrible warning. ~ my dating life, in a nutshell.
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! )
Please Betty stick around awhile...
Sorry to hear this news.
GG remains one of my two all time favorite shows (I Love Lucy being the other).
Just good fun. They just don't make comedy like this anymore. IMO.
Last edited by loopey; 06-04-2010 at 01:27 AM.
Gonna miss you, ((((Rue))))) RIP
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.
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".
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.
NOOOOOOOOOOO!, I still haven't gotten over the loss of Dixie Carter. Now Rue? Sassy southern belles are the best - especially with age...
*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.
An MLB.com reporter asked what one thing Votto couldn’t do. “I can’t skate or play hockey,” Votto said. “Well, I can skate ... but I can’t stop.”
"I guess I'm just...I'm not used to someone putting me first." -Emma, Once Upon a Time, episode 2x3, Lady of the Lake
I was so saddened when I heard this news yesterday.
"Michelle would never be caught with sausage grease staining her Vera Wang." - rfisher
floskate, thank you for sharing.
Indeed, a memory to cherish.
What a generous and lovely lady!
Another reason that I'll remember her.
Another loss. RIP.