Dear Soaps,
What soap did Blanche from The Golden Girls play on and in what year? —Hank

Dear Hank,
Before Rue McClanahan played Blanche Devereaux, the sassy southern sex goddess on The Golden Girls, she starred on a sexy soap, Where The Heart Is, that chronicled the intimate lives of two families: the Hathaways and the Prescotts. McClanahan assumed the role of Maragaret Jardin in 1971 and stayed until the next year. Prior to that, McClanahan played crazy nurse Carolyn Johnson on Another World from 1970-1971. Carolyn was institutionalized after kidnapping twin babies. (DD)