Jun 3, 2010 11:56 AM by Melissa Canone
NEW YORK (AP) - Rue McClanahan, the Emmy-winning actress who
brought the sexually liberated Southern belle Blanche Devereaux to
life on the hit TV series "The Golden Girls," has died. She was
Her manager Barbara Lawrence said McClanahan died Thursday at 1
a.m. of a stroke.
She had undergone treatment for breast cancer in 1997 and later
lectured to cancer support groups on "aging gracefully." In 2009,
she had heart bypass surgery.