First Bea, now Rue McClanahan. The Golden era of girls is truly coming to an end. And while the hit show they shared fame on is considered a kitschy guilty pleasure, it’s a surprisingly funny and watchable one thanks in no small part to the cast. Rue as the man crazy Blanche Devereaux, who worked more than one man to his death in her Florida retirement home bedroom, was hilarious.
Other appearances included outside my old apartment on Bedford Avenue as the mistress of ceremonies for the Dog Parade, and the Film Crew narrated lost classic B movie Hollywood After Dark.
And if we didn’t already love her enough, the world just learned that her apartment features this:
“The door to her office is another conversation piece. It is sculptured to look as though a naked woman was walking through it. The woman’s head and one breast extend into the hallway; her hand is the doorknob. From inside the office, you see her backside.”
as well as a secret passageway.
But what do you think?
She was a good darn actress. I’ve watched the golden girls for over twenty years and still do.