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Golden Girl Rue McClanahan Dies

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Golden Girl and just all around classy woman Rue McClanahan has died, according to KCBS2. It happened around 1 a.m., with her family by her bedside, when she suffered a massive stroke. The 76-year-old had a long career, appearing in close to 300 movies and TV episodes, most notably as Blanche Devereaux in the "The Golden Girls," which aired around 180 episodes itself. For that role, she was nominated four years in a row (1986-89) for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in the Emmys -- she won it in 1987. She also was nominated three times for a Golden Globe. Other known roles include ones on "Maude" and "Mama's Family." She was a lifelong animal welfare advocate and vegetarian. R.I.P, Rue.