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  • PASSINGS: Sid Melton, Leonard Stone, Liz Anderson, Thomas McNeeley Jr., George Rountree

    PASSINGS: Sid Melton, Leonard Stone, Liz Anderson, Thomas McNeeley Jr., George Rountree
    Sid Melton Character actor in dozens of TV, film projects Sid Melton, 94, a character actor perhaps best known for his roles in the hit television shows "Green Acres" and "The Danny Thomas Show," died of pneumonia Wednesday at Providence St. Joseph...
  • Estelle Getty, 84; 'Golden Girls' actress brought humor, depth to mother roles

    Estelle Getty, 84; 'Golden Girls' actress brought humor, depth to mother roles
    Estelle Getty, whose acting career bloomed late in life with her Emmy-winning performance as Sophia Petrillo, the wisecracking mother of Bea Arthur's character on the popular NBC sitcom "The Golden Girls," died Tuesday. She was 84. Getty, who also won...
  • Bea Arthur, star of 'Golden Girls' and 'Maude,' dies at 86

    Beatrice Arthur, best known as the acerbic Maude Findlay on Norman Lear's sitcom "Maude" and as the strong-willed Dorothy Zbornak on the long-running " The Golden Girls," died today. She was 86. Arthur, a stage-trained actress who was a success on...
  • Bea Arthur

     
    The Golden Ones.... (Getty) Estelle Getty, left, passed away last summer. Yes, she's gone, at 86. Here's the Reuter's obit: By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Emmy Award-winning actress Bea Arthur, best known as star of the hit......
  • We Does Bea Marathon

     
    (Touchstone/Buena Vista E) Yes, We's first in line to do a Bea Arthur marathon... (When will TV Land unveil its own tribute?) Here are the details, just announced: "WE tv, home of television???s beloved series THE GOLDEN GIRLS announced......
  • Gold Derby nuggets: 'Avatar' only 2-D on DVD for now | Peter Jackson on 'The Hobbit' | Drew Barrymore's fashion faux pas

     
    • Our good pal Lou Lumenick chatted with "Avatar" producer Jon Landau at the recent DVD launch of the blockbuster. "'It's like going to a live concert when you have the CD at home,' he told me at a small press event in Hell's Kitchen where clips from...
  • 'Golden Girls' Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan and Betty White help animals (in Arthur's case, posthumously)

     
    We didn't think anything could make us love "The Golden Girls" more than we did already, but the news that most of the show's stars are still doing their part to help animals has done just that. Stars Bea Arthur,......
  • 'Golden Girls' leading lady Rue McClanahan dies at 76

     
    Rue McClanahan, who died Thursday, won the Emmy Award in 1987 for starring as the vivacious Blanche Deveraux on the classic sitcom "The Golden Girls." As the man-eating Southern vixen, McClanahan found the leading role of a lifetime after decades as a...
  • 'Golden Girl' Rue McClanahan dies at 76 [Updated]

     
    Rue McClanahan, who played a man-crazy Southern belle in the seminal '80s sitcom "Golden Girls," died early Thursday of a massive stroke. She was 76. McClanahan had suffered a minor stroke in January during recovery from heart bypass surgery, her......
  • Rue McClanahan, from theater to television and back again

     
    Rue McClanahan, who played the aging Southern belle Blanche Devereaux in the hit NBC comedy series "The Golden Girls," died Thursday at age 76. Reports said she passed away after suffering a stroke at a New York hospital. The actress......
  • Theater review: 'I Loved Lucy' at Laguna Playhouse

     
    The gap between Lucille Ball and Lucy, her lovable TV alter ego, could be startling for unsuspecting fans. Watching her respond to questions from Dick Cavett with a sandpapery brusqueness or rebuff Merv Griffin as he put an innocent hand......