Rue McClanahan: 1934-2010. Still Witty (and Randy) in Her Final Years

Sadly, yet another Golden Girl is gone.

Rue McClanahan passed away early this morning at age 76 after suffering a massive stroke.

CAPTION: "I really like digging for different jewels to play," Rue (above) told us. "I've loved looking for Easter eggs all my life. So I like solving puzzles," Rue (above) told us.

"I really like digging for different jewels to play," Rue (above) told us. "I've loved looking for Easter eggs all my life. So I like solving puzzles."

Her death follows those of fellow Golden Girls stars Bea Arthur, who died last year at age 86, and Estelle Getty, who died in 2008 at age 84 .

But we’ll always remember Rue for her wicked wit, which often revolved around her characters’ overactive libidos.

Case in point, while chatting with our TV Talk host, Shaun Daily, last year about a role on NBC’s Law & Order, Rue said:

“I had to play a woman who had an affair with a United States president—or hadn’t.

“That’s the question: did she or didn’t she?

“Because her son says he is the president’s son, so they’re asking her, Did this happen?” she continued, before quipping:

“That’s something I’ve never done before. I’ve known a couple of presidents—but not that well!”

To hear Rue’s full interview, click here.

4 thoughts on “Rue McClanahan: 1934-2010. Still Witty (and Randy) in Her Final Years

  1. April

    God love her. She will be missed by so many of her fans. She was great on The Golden Girls and as a dramatic actress. The world has also lost a kind person to animals. Rest in Peace Rue.

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