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Rue Mcclanahan's Belongings Up For Auction


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Fans of Rue McClanahan will have the chance to own pieces of her iconic Golden Girls memorabilia after they were unveiled as part of an upcoming auction.

The actress died in June last year (10) and left a huge collection of treasured items, including outfits she wore on the hit show, TV scripts, costume jewellery and personal letters.

Her son Mark Bish has now revealed plans to auction off his mother's belongings to fans in a series of sales, with the first starting on Saturday (17Dec11).

The contents of MCClanahan's living room at her New York apartment will also be auctioned off, according to Fox News.

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Betty White Has No Plans To Retire


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Betty White, the American actress and star of hit show 'The Golden Girls', says she has no immediate plans to retire, and will carry on acting for the foreseeable future. During an interview with the Associated Press, the 88-year old said, "Retirement is not a dirty word, I am just enjoying what I am doing".

White, who shared the screen with Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan and ESTELL GETTY on the multi award winning show, also reminisced about the first time the cast got together, she said, "The first table read was an experience. I had worked with Bea, I had done a couple of guest shots on Maude. I had worked with Rue on Mama's Family. Estelle was a new one to all of us. She came from New York after her hit. We all sat down for the first table read and somebody read a line and then somebody else read a line".

White also spoke about how the stars knew immediately they were making something special, she said, "We all began to look at each other because there wasn't any first reading feeling about it". The acclaimed actress has been in constant demand since the show came to a close, and has lent her voice to 'Family Guy' and 'The Simpsons', whilst also appearing in hit shows 'Ugly Betty', '30 Rock', and 'My Name is Earl'.

Mcclanahan's Apartment Up For Sale


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Late actress Rue McClanahan's New York apartment has been put up for sale following her death earlier this month (Jun10).

The Golden Girls star, 76, died at a hospital in the Big Apple, surrounded by her family on 3 June (10), and now her Manhattan property has been placed on the market for $2.25 million (£1.5 million).

Described as a "huge oasis", the three-bedroom property is modelled on a quirky design, and features a spice rack which opens a secret passageway to a bathroom and an office door which features an image of a naked woman.

Hoffman Leads Tributes To Mcclanahan


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Dustin Hoffman is leading tributes to late Golden Girls star Rue McClanahan, who died on Thursday morning (03Jun10) after suffering a major stroke.

The actress' manager, Barbara Lawrence, confirmed the star died aged 76 at a hospital in New York, surrounded by her family, and messages of condolence have flooded in since the announcement.

Hoffman, who starred alongside MCClanahan in the Broadway production of Jimmy Shine in 1968, says, "I have fond memories of working with Rue on Broadway in the '60s, and I am saddened by her passing. My thoughts are with her family and friends."

Will & Grace star Leslie Jordan praised MCClanahan for her talent while they starred together in 2000's Sordid Lives: The Series, saying, "We did a tour of comedy from the show. She was in a wheelchair, I think after a hip replacement, and rather than stand-up comedy, she called it sit-down comedy. Honey, we wheeled her out... We said, 'You have 20 minutes.' Well, she had that audience on the palm of her hands... She could get down with the best of us. She was filthy. She will really be missed."

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Golden Girl Mcclanahan Dies At 76


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Golden Girls star Rue McClanahan has died after suffering a major stroke on Thursday morning (03Jun10).

The actress' manager, Barbara Lawrence, has confirmed the star died at a hospital in New York, surrounded by her family. She was 76.

Lawrence tells People.com, "She passed away at 1am this morning. She had a massive stroke... She went in peace."

Born Eddi-Rue MCClanahan, the star enjoyed a career spanning more than five decades. She began acting on the New York stage in the 1950s and made her Broadway debut in 1969 in musical Jimmy Shine, opposite a young Dustin Hoffman.

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Golden Girl Mcclanahan Dies At 76


Golden Girls Rue McClanahan 1997

Golden Girls star Rue McClanahan has died after suffering a major stroke on Thursday morning (03Jun10).

The actress' manager, Barbara Lawrence, confirmed the star died at a hospital in New York, surrounded by her family. She was 76.

Lawrence tells People.com, "She passed away at 1am this morning. She had a massive stroke.

"(MCClanahan) had her family with her. She went in peace."

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Mcclanahan Separated From Husband Before Health Crisis


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Golden Girls star Rue McClanahan has split from her husband of 12 years and kicked him out of their home as she recovers from a stroke.

The 75 year old has been left struggling to walk and talk after collapsing in a New York hospital in November (09), just a week after undergoing heart surgery.

Her husband Morrow Wilson opened up about MCClanahan's deteriorating health this week (begs11Jan10), admitting the stroke has taken its toll on the actress.

He told America's Globe magazine, "She can understand what you are saying in conversation, but still has some trouble speaking. Her speech is slower than it once was and she hasn't completely recovered on the right side of her body. She's going to require a lot more physical and speech therapy... "

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Opening Night Of The Classic Broadway Musical 'Finian's Rainbow' Held At The St. James Theatre.

Rue McClanahan Thursday 29th October 2009 Opening night of the classic Broadway musical 'Finian's Rainbow' held at the St. James Theatre. New York City, USA

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Rue Mcclanahan

World Premiere Of 'Sordid Lives: The Series' At The New World Stages

Rue McClanahan and The New World Tuesday 15th July 2008 World Premiere of 'Sordid Lives: The Series' at the New World Stages New York City, USA

Rue Mcclanahan and The New World
Rue Mcclanahan and The New World
Rue Mcclanahan and The New World
Rue Mcclanahan, Olivia Newton-john and The New World
Rue Mcclanahan and The New World
Rue Mcclanahan and The New World

The 6th Annual 'TV Land Awards' - Arrivals Held At Barker Hanger

Beatrice Arthur, Rue McClanahan and Betty White - Beatrice Arthur, Rue McClanahan and Betty White Santa Monica, California - The 6th Annual 'TV Land Awards' - Arrivals held at Barker Hanger Sunday 8th June 2008

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Beatrice Arthur
Beatrice Arthur, Rue Mcclanahan and Betty White
Beatrice Arthur, Rue Mcclanahan and Betty White
Beatrice Arthur, Rue Mcclanahan and Betty White

Golden Girl Getty Struggling With Dementia


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Former GOLDEN GIRLS star Estelle Getty has become so affected by senile dementia, she can no longer remember anything about the hit TV show she once starred in.

The veteran actress can remember very little about her life and her career, according to pal and Golden Girls co-star Rue McClanahan.

McClanahan explains, "She's not well at all. Estelle doesn't know anything about having done a show called Golden Girls. She doesn't recognise any of us.

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Golden Girls Distressed By Getty's Health


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Betty White, Bea Arthur and Rue McClanahan are highly distressed by their former Golden Girls co-star Estelle Getty's mental health battle.

The 81-year-old actress, who played SOPHIA on the classic sitcom, is suffering from dementia and her old pals find it very tough to see how much the condition has gripped her.

White, who recently reunited with Arthur and McClanahan for the release of their sitcom, says, "She should be in on all this .I went over there not too long ago and after I left, she told her care- giver that I was a nice lady... it's just heartbreaking."

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Illness Wrecks Golden Girls Reunion


Estelle Getty Bea Arthur Betty White Rue McClanahan

A GOLDEN GIRLS TV reunion has been marred by tragedy - the beloved series'
matriarch, played Estelle Getty, was too sick to attend.


The actress was hoping to join Bea Arthur, Betty White and Rue McClanahan
for the get together, which will air in America on 2 June (03).


But an ongoing battle with Parkinson's Disease and other ailments forced
her to pull out of the celebration.


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