Rue McClanahan

Rue McClanahan
1934 - 2010

Rue McClanahan  American Actress


Eddi-Rue "Rue" McClanahan (February 21, 1934 – June 3, 2010) was an American model and actress, best known for her roles on television as Vivian Harmon on Maude (1972–78), Fran Crowley on Mama's Family (1983–85), and Blanche Devereaux on Th...

Confirmed Relationships6
Longest Relationship13 yrs, 6 mths
Shortest Relationship2 yrs
Average Relationship Length5 yrs, 8 mths
First Name Eddi
Middle Name Rue
Last Name McClanahan
Full Name at Birth Eddi Rue McClanahan
Alternative Name Ruesy
Age 76 (age at death) years
Birthday 21st February, 1934
Birthplace Healdton, Oklahoma
Died 3rd June, 2010
Place of Death New York City, New York, USA
Cause of Death Stroke
Height 5' 3" (160 cm)
Build Average
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown - Light
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Sexuality Straight
Religion Methodist
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School Ardmore High School
University University of Tulsa
Occupation Text Actress, comedienne, author
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame Maude, The Golden Girls
Year(s) Active 1957–2010
Shoe Size 7
Father William Edwin McClanahan (July 4, 1908 – February 20, 1999)
Mother Dreda Rheua-Nell
Sister Melinda L. McClanahan
Family Member Mark Bish (son)
Friend Bea Arthur, Estelle Getty, Betty White
Favorite Foods Vegetarian
Favorite Colors Red
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Rue McClanahan76 PiscesActress
Morrow Wilson-Actor
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Gus Fisher-
Peter DeMaio-
Norman Hartweg-Actor
Tom Bish-


Male195858 years old

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Meet the Browns2009 Lorraine TV Show
Sordid Lives: The Series2008 Peggy Ingram TV Show
Generation Gap2008 Kay TV Movie
Back to You and Me2005 Helen Ludwick TV Movie
Wit's End2005 Dean Madison Movie
Wonderfalls2004 Millie Marcus TV Show
The Fighting Temptations2003 Nancy Stringer Movie
Miracle Dogs2003 Katherine Mannion TV Movie
Hope & Faith2003 Sylvia TV Show
Whoopi2003 Marian TV Show
Stage on Screen: The Women2002 Countess DeLage TV Movie
The Moving of Sophia Myles2000 Mary-Margaret TV Movie
A Saintly Switch1999 Aunt Fanny TV Movie
Ladies Man1999 Aunt Lou TV Show
Safe Harbor1999 Grandma Loring TV Show
The Lot1999 Priscilla Tremaine (1999) TV Show
Border to Border1998 Mrs. Kirby Movie
Rusty: A Dog's Tale1998 Edna Callahan Movie
Love Boat: The Next Wave1998 Abigail Jordan TV Show
Nunsense Jamboree1998 Mother Superior TV Movie
Out to Sea1997 Mrs. Ellen Carruthers Movie
Starship Troopers1997 Biology Teacher Movie
This World, Then the Fireworks1997 Mom Lakewood Movie
King of the Hill1997 Bunny TV Show
Dads1997 Dr. Neuhauser TV Movie
Dear God1996 Mom Turner Movie
Innocent Victims1996 Marylou Hennis TV Movie
Promised Land1996 Valerie Carter TV Show
Remember WENN1996 Dusty Foxx TV Show
A Holiday to Remember1995 Miz Leona (Clay's Aunt) TV Movie
Blackbird Hall1995 TV Movie
A Burning Passion: The Margaret Mitchell Story1994 Grandma Stephens TV Movie
Burke's Law1994 Jinxy Duke TV Show
Spider-Man: The Animated Series1994 Anastasia Hardy TV Show
Touched by an Angel1994 Lila Winslow, Amelia Bowthorpe Archibald TV Show
Nunsense 2: The Sequel1994 Rev. Mother Superior Sister Mary Regina TV Movie
Days Like This1994 Glenda TV Movie
Message from Nam1993 Beatrice Andrews TV Movie
Mother of the Bride1993 Margaret Becker Hix TV Movie
Nunsense1993 Rev. Mother Mary Regina TV Movie
Boy Meets World1993 Bernice Matthews TV Show
The Mommies1993 Amanda Kellogg TV Show
The Golden Palace1992 Blanche Devereaux TV Show
Baby of the Bride1991 Margaret Hix TV Movie
Nurses1991 Blanche Devereaux TV Show
Biosphere 21991 Hostess Movie
Modern Love1990 Mrs. Evelyn Parker Movie
After the Shock1990 Sherra Cox TV Movie
Children of the Bride1990 Margret Becker TV Movie
The Dreamer of Oz1990 Matilda Electa Joslyn Gage TV Movie
Law & Order1990 Lois McIntyre TV Show
Masquerade1990 TV Movie
To My Daughter1990 Laura Carlson TV Movie
The Man in the Brown Suit1989 Suzy Blair TV Movie
Nightmare Classics1989 TV Show
The Wickedest Witch1989 Avarissa TV Movie
American Playwrights Theater: The One-Acts1989 Miss Moray TV Show
Liberace1988 Frances Liberace TV Movie
Empty Nest1988 Blanche Devereaux TV Show
Murphy Brown1988 Virginia Redfield TV Show
Take My Daughters, Please1988 Lilah Page TV Movie
The Little Match Girl1987 Frances Dutton TV Movie
Picnic1986 Flo Owens TV Movie
The Golden Girls1985 Blanche Devereaux TV Show
Charles in Charge1984 Irene Pembroke TV Show
Cover Up1984 Mattie Bemstein TV Show
Crazy Like a Fox1984 TV Show
Murder, She Wrote1984 Miriam Radford TV Show
Mama's Family1983 Aunt Fran Crowley TV Show
Small & Frye1983 Miss Parsifal TV Show
The Day the Bubble Burst1982 Barbara Arvey TV Movie
Newhart1982 Eleanor Smathers TV Show
Word of Honor1981 Maggie McNeill TV Movie
American Playhouse1981 Fortune Teller TV Show
Darkroom1981 Mrs. Louise Michaelson TV Show
Gimme a Break!1981 Katrina, Marian TV Show
And They All Lived Happily After1981 Liz Wescott TV Movie
Gridlock1980 Adele Sherman TV Movie
Here's Boomer1980 Thelma TV Show
Topper1979 Clara Topper TV Movie
$weepstake$1979 TV Show
Supertrain1979 Janet TV Show
Trapper John, M.D.1979 Mary Renquist TV Show
Mother and Me, M.D.1979 Lil Brenner Movie
Rainbow1978 Ida Koverman TV Movie
Apple Pie1978 Ginger-Nell Hollyhock TV Show
Grandpa Goes to Washington1978 Grace TV Show
Having Babies III1978 Gloria Miles TV Movie
Sergeant Matlovich vs. the U.S. Air Force1978 Mat's Mother TV Movie
Fantasy Island1977 Gertie, Margaret Fielding TV Show
Lou Grant1977 Maggie McKenna TV Show
The Love Boat1977 Mary Hubble, Shirley Enicker, Laura Thornton Hayes TV Show
Alice1976 Mother Goose TV Show
Blade1973 Gail Movie
Maude1972 Vivian Cavender Harmon TV Show
The ABC Afternoon Playbreak1972 Carol Babcock TV Show
Some of My Best Friends Are1971 Lita Joyce Movie
The Pursuit of Happiness1971 Mrs. O'Mara Movie
They Might Be Giants1971 Daisy Movie
All in the Family1971 Ruth Rempley TV Show
Great Performances1971 Cora TV Show
Columbo1971 Verity Chandler TV Show
The People Next Door1970 Della Movie
Where the Heart Is1969 Margaret Jardin #2 (1971-1972) TV Show
Walk the Angry Beach1968 Sandy Movie
Mannix1967 Gloria TV Show
Angel's Flight1965 Dolly (as Rhue McClanahan) Movie
Another World1964 Caroline Johnson (1970-1971) TV Show
How to Succeed with Girls1964 Lorena (as Patty Leigh) Movie
Five Minutes to Love1963 Sally 'Poochie' Movie
Burke's Law1963 Waitress TV Show
Five Minutes to Live1961 Pamela (uncredited) Movie
The Grass Eater1961 Loraina Movie
Insight1960 Mary Margaret, Linda TV Show
The Aquanauts1960 TV Show
Love of Life1951 Mrs. Braylee (1971) TV Show
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AcidQueen90Dec 26, 2015

Rue was the best. Looked up to her so much.

rn_tracy1_rnApr 7, 2013

You were great as Blanche. I think that was my favorite character of Rue. You will be missed. RIP

Liz M.Dec 19, 2010

Rue was one the most sweetest and down to earth women that have walked God`s green earth. She was truly a great actress and she will truly be missed by all of us who loved her and enjoyed watching her endless talent on television!! We Love You Rue and We Miss You!! R.I.P

MauNov 3, 2010

I really love that show called The Golden Girls.I hadn`t been watching it, but I still loved it. In the bottom of our hearts, we will miss u and we will remmember you always. R.I.P

BIGGEST FANJul 25, 2010

im only twelve years old and it seems that the golden girls is the best show on tv u,dorthy,and sofia will truly be missed!!!!!!!!!!!!!r.i.p

gathoniJul 1, 2010

I loved watching Golden Girls. You made the show!! R.I.P

LinZJun 3, 2010


cugJun 3, 2010

How sad. She was so funny in the golden girls! RIP Rue!

CindyCelebsJun 3, 2010

RIP Rue.. we will miss you

melody lesterMay 8, 2010

i likeiiiiiiiiiiiii

markeenaDec 7, 2009

rue i have had the biggest crush on you for 24 years. i just love you .i believeyou have more talent andyour gifts are unlimited.

richardOct 19, 2009

i would like 2 know the name of the nightgowns that you used 2 wear that just floated behind you when u walk.

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