Friday, June 04, 2010

What Sucks...The Reaper


And then there was White.

The world lost the talented and classy Rue McClanahan today when she died at the age of 76 in NYC. McClanahan, whose career spanned 6 decades and took her from stage to film to TV, will be remember for among other things, her outstanding performance playing the character of southern belle Blanche Devereaux on the classic and seemingly cursed NBC sitcom “The Golden Girls” of which Betty White, now becomes the only surviving cast member.

In addition to The Golden Girls, McClanahan also had memorable turns making appearances on “All In The Family” and “Maude” where she played Bea Arthur’s friend.

On a personal note, it makes me sick to see the Reaper hunt down- like some kind of sick version of “Surviving the Game”, the cast members of The Golden Girls. Hey Reaper, what is this, the film “Munich” and who are you, Eric Bana? Also, for those of you who are temped to write, "Thank You For Being A Friend" as your Facebook Status today, please don't- you used that for Bea Arthur and will want to use it for Betty White this fall- resist the urge.

Rue McClanahan, RIP.
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1 comment:

MMayes said...

What's really impressive to me is that the Golden Girls made it 20 years after that show ended and didn't start dropping dead during the show.