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Rue McClanahan (February 21, 1934 – June 3, 2010)

June 2010

Very sad news about the death of the “Golden Girl” actress Rue McClanahan (February 21, 1934 – June 3, 2010). Rue attended an Allen Carr’s Easyway quit smoking seminar in New York in 2005. Damian O’Hara of Allen Carr’s Easyway in the US writes – “I met Rue McClanahan in 2005 when she quit smoking at one of our seminars in New York city. She had a wonderful ability to make people feel special. When she looked at you and smiled, she lit up the room.

She was gracious, self-deprecating, funny and enthusiastic. As I remember it, the session went extremely well, in no small part because Rue never quit encouraging everyone else, despite her own fear of quitting. It was an afternoon I’ll remember for a long time.

I got a call from her some weeks after the session to thank me and to let us know how well she was doing. “I feel like a young girl again – it’s wonderful!” she said. A very classy gesture from a very classy lady.”

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