June 3, 2010
And Then There Was One
Rue McClanahan's passing this morning at the age of 76 came far too soon. When the Golden Girls began in 1985, those of us who were 20-somethings thought all the ladies were pretty far along in life. Now I realize "Blanche" was 51, which somehow doesn't seem all that far along to me now. =)
And now, at 88 (and-a-half), only Betty White is left. She's the Energizer Bunny of the group. Her recent stint on SNL showed us, once again, that women can age gracefully and have fun throughout their lives. She even has a new show starting on TV Land in a couple of weeks. She will play the caretaker of a house rented by Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves, and Wendie Malick. It may not be the Golden Girls, but with a strong cast it might just make it. From the clips I've seen, it looks live Betty White is channeling another great character, Sue Ann Niven, along with Sophia Petrillo. Take a look...
Here's hoping that Betty White continues to have a long run!
Posted by Single and Sane