'Golden Girls' theme 'Thank You for Being a Friend's' hidden history

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The Dish Rag can't count how many times we've listened to "The Golden Girls" theme song, "Thank You for Being a Friend."

But it took the Thursday (June 3) sad death of Rue McClanahan (aka Blanche Devereaux) -- whose voice you hear in beginning of the video above talking about the original script for "Golden Girls"  -- for us to find out that the catchy tune was actually written by Andrew Gold (seen in the video below) for his third album, "All This and Heaven Too."