Rue McClanahan, actress and former SCRMC guest speaker, dies

UNDATED (WDAM) - One of the stars of TV's "The Golden Girls" has died.

Rue McClanahan was the keynote speaker at the South Central Regional Medical Center Women's Life Conference in 2000.  McClanahan had an active career on stage before she was cast in the sitcoms "Maude" and "Mama's Family".

McClanahan's best-known role came when she co-starred with Bea Arthur, Betty White and Estelle Getty in the comedy series about four aging women.

Her manager says McClanahan died early Wednesday morning after a stroke.  Rue McClanahan was 76.