18 Facts About ‘The Golden Girls’ You Never Heard Until Now

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A Real Blanche Move

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Rue McClanahan was like Blanche in one way- they both had a way with men. A young Rue found herself with a baby boy, two failed marriages behind her, and needing to support herself while trying to make it in acting. So what’d she do? She started nude modeling for art students. This worked for a while, keeping her afloat financially at $2.00 an hour, until she was able to land a job with the Pasadena Playhouse. All this happened in the 1950’s, the same decade in which Marilyn Monroe’s amateur nudes graced the cover of nascent Playboy. Despite both women doing this for money, the 50’s were still quite conservative overall.

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