My favorite Golden Girl has always been Blanche Deveraux. Rue McClanahan, who died today at the age of 76, played the part perfectly. Golden Girls producer and writer Marc Cherry probably put it best when he said in a statement: “In the hands of lesser actresses Blanche’s vanity and sexual appetite would have been off-putting. But in Rue’s brilliant hands, that character became one of the most beloved in the history of T.V.”
R.I.P Rue and thank you for being a friend.