Rue McClanahan

Rue McClanahan, top, with Bea Arthur, left, Estelle Getty and Betty White, won an Emmy for her role as Blanche Devereaux, a sassy Southern belle on the hit series "The Golden Girls," which ran from 1985 to 1992. She also played Bea Arthur's best friend in the TV series "Maude" in the early 1970s. She was 76. <a href="http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-rue-mcclanahan-20100604,0,5361341.story"><span class="center_label">Full obituary</span></a><br>
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Rue McClanahan, top, with Bea Arthur, left, Estelle Getty and Betty White, won an Emmy for her role as Blanche Devereaux, a sassy Southern belle on the hit series "The Golden Girls," which ran from 1985 to 1992. She also played Bea Arthur's best friend in the TV series "Maude" in the early 1970s. She was 76. Full obituary

Notable deaths of 2010

Notable film and television deaths of 2010

Notable sports deaths of 2010

Notable political deaths of 2010

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