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Rue McClanahan

Mostly Credited As: Rue McClanahan
Sometimes Credited As: Patti Leigh
Rhu McClanahan

Birth Name: Eddi-Rue McClanahan
Date Of Birth: February 21, 1934 (Age 76)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Healdton, Oklahoma
Date Of Death: June 03, 2010
Cause Of Death: Stroke
Height: 5' 3" (1.6 m)

Rue McClanahan

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Sordid Lives: The Series (2008)As: Peggy
Safe Harbor (1999)As: Grandma Loring
The Golden Palace (1992)As: Blanche Devereaux
The Golden Girls (1985)As: Blanche Devereaux
Mama's Family (1983)As: Francis "Fran" Crawley (S01,S02)
Apple Pie (1978)As: Ginger Nell Hollyhock
Maude (1972)As: Vivian Cavender Harmon (S03- (Reccuring Previously))
Where the Heart Is (US) (1969)As: Margaret Jardin #2 (1971,1972)
Another World (1964)As: Caroline Johnson (1970 , 1971)
Episode Cast Credits 

Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns (2009) 
  Meet Mr. Wrong 03x08: (Dec/02/2009) As Lorraine, [Special Guest Stars]

Celebrity Ghost Stories (2009) 
  Carrie Fisher, Rue McClanahan, John Waters, Federico Castelluccio 01x03: (Oct/17/2009) As Herself 

Law & Order (1990) 
  Illegitimate 19x12: (Feb/04/2009) As Lois McIntyre 

King of the Hill (1997) 
  Hair Today, Gone Today 11x10: (May/13/2007) Voiced  Bunny, [Special Guest Stars]

The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet (2007) 
  Jay Manuel , Rue McClanahan, Alicia Silverstone 01x64: (Apr/19/2007) As Herself 

The View (1997) 
  Craig Ferguson, Rue McClanahan, guest co-host Aisha Tyler 10x151: (Apr/18/2007) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Good Morning America (1975) 
  Avril Lavigne; Rue McClanahan; Ann Pleshette Murphy; 32x162: (Apr/17/2007) As Herself 

Hope & Faith (2003) 
  O' Sister, Where Art Thou? 02x17: (Feb/04/2005) As Sylvia 

The Tony Danza Show (2004) (2004) 
  Rue McClanahan, Jason Alexander, Wolfgang Puck 01x53: (Nov/24/2004) As Herself 

Wonderfalls (2004) 
  Barrel Bear 01x06: (Jul/23/2004) As Millie Marcus, [Special Guest Stars]

Whoopi (2003) 
  American Woman 01x12: (Jan/06/2004) As Marian 

The Golden Girls (1985) 
  The Golden Girls: Their Greatest Moments (Jun/02/2003) As Host/Flashbacks as Blanche Devereaux 

Touched by an Angel (1994) 
  Shallow Water (2) 07x25: (May/20/2001) As Lila Winslow, [Special Guest Stars]
  Shallow Water (1) 07x24: (May/13/2001) As Lila Winslow, [Special Guest Stars]
  Manny 01x08: (Dec/14/1994) As Amelia Bowthorpe Archibald 

The Love Boat: The Next Wave (1998) 
  Captains Courageous 02x03: (Oct/23/1998) As Abigail Jordan 

Columbo (1971) 
  Ashes to Ashes 10x12: (Oct/08/1998) As Verity Chandler 

Promised Land (1996) 
  Intolerance 01x20: (Apr/05/1997) As Valerie Carter 

The John Larroquette Show (1993) 
  Here We Go Again 03x17: (Mar/12/1996) As Herself 

Spider-Man (1994) (1994) 
  Doctor Octopus: Armed and Dangerous 01x04: (Feb/18/1995) Voiced  Mrs. Hardy 

Boy Meets World (1993) 
  Grandma Was a Rolling Stone 01x07: (Nov/12/1993) As Bernice Matthews 

Nurses (US) (1991) 
  Moon over Miami 01x20: (Feb/29/1992) As Blanche Devereaux 

Empty Nest (1988) 
  Fatal Attraction 01x04: (Nov/05/1988) As Blanche Devereaux 

The Emmy Awards (1949) 
  The 39th Annual Emmy Awards 39x01: (Sep/20/1987) As Winner: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (for 'The Golden Girls') 

Murder, She Wrote (1984) 
  Murder Takes the Bus 01x19: (Mar/17/1985) As Miriam Radford 

Charles in Charge (1984) 
  Pressure from Grandma 01x16: (Jan/30/1985) As Irene Pembroke, [Special Guest Stars]
  Home for the Holidays 01x11: (Dec/19/1984) As Irene Pembroke, [Special Guest Stars]

Crazy Like A Fox (1984) 
  Turn of the Century Fox 01x02: (Jan/06/1985) As Angie 

Cover Up (1984) 
  Murder in Malibu 01x10: (Dec/01/1984) As Mattie Bernstein 

Alice (1976) (1976) 
  Big, Bad Mel 09x03: (Nov/04/1984) As Mother Goose 

Newhart (1982) 
  The Way We Thought We Were 01x12: (Jan/10/1983) As Eleanor 

Fantasy Island (1977) (1978) 
  Dancing Lady/The Final Round 06x02: (Oct/23/1982) As Gertie 
  Bowling/Command Performance 02x24: (May/12/1979) As Margaret Fielding 

Trapper John, M.D. (1979) 
  John's Other Life 03x24: (May/02/1982) As Mary 

Darkroom (1981) 
  Daisies 01x10: (Dec/25/1981) As Louise Michaelson 

Gimme a Break! (1981) 
  The Second Time Around 01x03: (Nov/12/1981) As Marian, [Starring Roles]

The Love Boat (1977) 
  The Promoter/The Judges/The Family Plan/Forever Engaged/May the Best Man Win (2) 04x03: (Nov/01/1980) As Mary Hubbell 
  The Promoter/The Judges/The Family Plan/Forever Engaged/May the Best Man Win (1) 04x02: (Nov/01/1980) As Mary Hubbell 
  Isosceles Triangle/El Kid/The Last Hundred Bucks 02x13: (Dec/09/1978) As April Dunlevy 

Here's Boomer (1980) 
  Private Eye 01x08: (May/16/1980) As Thelma 

Lou Grant (1977) 
  Guns 03x23: (Mar/17/1980) As Maggie McKenna 

Supertrain (1979) 
  Where Have You Been Billy Boy 01x09: (May/05/1979) As Janet 

Sweepstakes (1979) 
  Episode 3 01x03: (Feb/09/1979) As Patsy 

Grandpa Goes to Washington (1978) 
  Pilot 01x01: (Sep/07/1978) As Grace 

Mannix (1967) 
  Game Plan 08x02: (Sep/29/1974) As Gloria 

Great Performances (1974) 
  The Rimers of Eldritch 01x09: (Mar/20/1974) As Cora Groves 

Maude (1972) 
  Maude's Dilemma (1) 01x09: (Nov/14/1972) As Vivian Cavender 

All in the Family (1971) 
  The Bunkers and the Swingers 03x07: (Oct/28/1972) As Ruth Rempley 

Rue was married six times. She married to her last husband in 1997.
She only had one child (with first husband, Tom Bish).

Rue was a breast-cancer survivor & did a lecture tour called "Aging Gracefully" for breast-cancer support groups.

Was a Kappa Alpha Theta sister for the University of Tulsa.

Appeared as her trade mark character, Blanche Devereaux, on four television series: Golden Girls, Empty Nest, Nurses and Golden Palace.

She lived a vegan lifestyle and like her Golden Girls co-star, was a firm believer in animal rights.

Released a book in 2007, My First Five Husbands...And the Ones Who Got Away.

Rue was originally chosen to play the part of Rose Nylund on Golden Girls, however the production team felt that she was better suited for the part of Blanche Devereaux.

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