Rue McClanahan: Celebrating a Golden Girl

From Blanche to Broadway, the Golden Girls star and Emmy winner is remembered as a fan favorite

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Whether sashaying home with one of her many suitors, or playing a feather-suited Goosey Loosey for Rose's school production of Henny Penny, McClanahan's Blanche was always the center of attention. "It was absolutely such a – you should pardon the pun – golden stretch of time, those seven years," she later told News 8 Austin. "So amazingly creative."