RIP Rue McClanahan. A very young Rue McClanahan (Blanche from The Golden Girls) - She was also a vegetarian. One of her quotes; "Cruelty is one fashion statement we can all do without." - Rue McClanahan
Rue Mcclanahan-(February 21, 1934 – June 3, 2010) best known for her roles on television as Vivian Harmon on Maude, Fran Crowley on Mama's Family, and Blanche Devereaux on The Golden Girls, for which she won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in 1987.
1935-2010 -- Actress Rue McClanahan, who played the Golden Girl that got around, died June 3 of a massive stroke. She was 76 - a fact her alter-ego on 'The Golden Girls,' the bawdy Blanche Deveraux, would never dream of divulging. 'She passed away at 1 a.m.' at New York Presbyterian Hospital, her manager, Barbara Lawrence, told the magazine. McClanahan 'had her family with her,' Lawrence added. 'She went in peace.'