Rue McClanahan, Actress: The Golden Girls. A New York stage actress in the 1950s, McClanahan was plucked from the stage by Norman Lear for roles on All in the Family (1971) and later Maude (1972). For two years (1982 - 1984), she played "Aunt Fran" on Mama's Family (1983) until her character was killed off and she joined the cast of Golden Girls. She hit her comedic stride as a sharp ...
Eddi-Rue McClanahan (February 21, 1934 – June 3, 2010) was an American actress and comedian best known for her roles on television as Vivian Harmon on Maude (1972–78), Aunt Fran Crowley on Mama's Family (1983–84), and Blanche Devereaux on The Golden Girls (1985–92), for which she won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 1987.
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A veteran television actress and Broadway star of the 50s, Rue McClanahan was born Eddi-Rue McClanahan in Healdton, Oklahoma, to Dreda Rheua-Nell (Medaris), a beautician, and William Edwin McClanahan, a building contractor.
Jun 03, 2010 · McClanahan was born Eddi-Rue McClanahan in Healdton, Okla., to building contractor William McClanahan and his wife, Dreda Rheua-Nell, a beautician. She graduated with honors from the University of ...
Rue McClanahan died June 3, 2010, after suffering a "massive stroke" By Natalie Stone February 15, 2019 05:12 PM
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Rue McClanahan was born as Eddi-Rue McClanahan on February 21, 1934, in Healdton, Oklahoma. Her mom, Dreda Rheua-Nell worked as a beautician. Her father, William Edwin McClanahan worked as a building contractor. Career and Net Worth. Rue McClanahan was discovered by TV official, Norman Lear.
Jun 03, 2010 · NEW YORK (AP) - Rue McClanahan, the Emmy-winning actress who brought the sexually liberated Southern belle Blanche Devereaux to life on the hit TV series "The Golden Girls," has died. She was 76.
Jun 03, 2010 · PHOTOS: Rue McClanahan: Celebrating a Golden Girl Still in syndication, Golden Girls ran on NBC from 1985 to 1992. Only last year, McClanahan’s costar, Beatrice Arthur, died from cancer.
Feb 19, 2019 · Bea Arthur (left) comforts a distraught Rue McClanahan on Golden Girls. RELATED: You Can Now Book a Golden Girls Cruise, Complete with Cheesecake, Bingo and More! McClanahan starred on The Golden ...
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