Wednesday, May 26, 2010


I was flipping through TV channels tonight, with nothing good on once again, and settled on Golden Girls. I thought about Blanche, and was somehow reminded of Samantha from Sex and the City, and the differences in how the two were portrayed. THAT led me to wondering... just how old were the "Girls" when the show started?

Surprisingly enough...

Rue McClanahan, 51 years old (season 1) --- Kim Cattrell, 54 years old (SATC 2 movie)

It's kind of fascinating how Rue's character already had grown children, and was living with her three friends in a little house in Florida, I'm guessing retired? (I don't recall any of the Girls ever working.) While Samantha is a major career woman, living alone, but has traded in cards on the lanai for Cosmopolitains with her three friends.

Is Hollywood starting to take a new view on aging?

1 comment:

Jenny said...

Kim even looks way younger and not frumpy. You would never know that she as 54.