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Rue McClanahan

  • Birthplace: Healdton, Oklahoma
  • Birthday: February 21
Date of passing: 
June 03, 2010

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Rue McClanahan 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).

Rue McClanahan 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).

On The Golden Girls (1985–92) and its short-lived successor The Golden Palace (1992–93), McClanahan portrayed man-crazed Southern belle Blanche Devereaux, owner of the house she lived in and rented out to her three roommates and best friends: Dorothy Zbornak (Beatrice Arthur), Rose Nylund (Betty White), and Sophia Petrillo (Estelle Getty). McClanahan received an Emmy Award in 1987 for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on the show. The Golden Girls franchise reunited Rue with her former Maude co-star Bea Arthur.

McClanahan died June 3, 2010, in New York City, New York. She was 76.

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Rue McClanahan

Rue McClanahan

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AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

4 Nominations 1 Emmy

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