According to Rue McClanahan, who played Blance Devereaux on “Golden Girls,” she didn’t have a relationship at all with Bea Arthur, who played Dorothy.
“Bea and I didn’t have a lot of relationship going on. Bea is a very, very eccentric woman. She wouldn’t go to lunch [with me] unless Betty [White] would go with her. She was very dependent on keeping everything as it always had been, and I was anything but that.”