Rue McClanahan

Rue McClanahan
1934 - 2010

Rue McClanahan  American Actress


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Rue McClanahan was previously married to Morrow Wilson (1997 - 2010), Tom Keel (1985 - 1986), Gus Fisher (1976 - 1981), Peter DeMaio (1964 - 1971), Norman Hartweg (1959 - 1961) and Tom Bish (1958 - 1959).


American Actress Rue McClanahan was born Eddi Rue McClanahan on 21st February, 1934 in Healdton, Oklahoma, USA and passed away on 3rd Jun 2010 NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA aged 76. She is most remembered for Vivian Harmon on Maude, Aunt Fran Crowley on Mama's Family, Blanche Devereaux on The Golden Girls. Her zodiac sign is Pisces.

Rue McClanahan was in 22 on-screen matchups, including Alan King in The Golden Girls (1985), Charles Hill in The Golden Girls (1985), Conrad Bain in Maude (1972), Ken Howard in The Golden Girls (1985) and Kevin McCarthy in The Golden Girls (1985).

Rue McClanahan is a member of the following lists: Emmy Award winners, American film actors and American television actors.


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Relationship Statistics

Married6 13 years, 6 months 5 years, 8 months 2 years
Total6 13 years, 6 months 5 years, 8 months 2 years


First Name Eddi
Middle Name Rue
Last Name McClanahan
Full Name at Birth Eddi Rue McClanahan
Alternative Name Ruesy, Eddi-Rue McClanahan, Rue McClanahan
Age 76 (age at death) years
Birthday 21st February, 1934
Birthplace Healdton, Oklahoma, USA
Died 3rd June, 2010
Place of Death NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Cause of Death Brain Hemorrhage
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, Ardmore, OK (1953)
University University of Tulsa
Occupation Text Actress, comedian, author, fashion designer
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame Vivian Harmon on Maude, Aunt Fran Crowley on Mama's Family, Blanche Devereaux on The Golden Girls
Year(s) Active 1957–2010, 1957–2009
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

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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MarkMale195863 years oldTom Bish


Meet the Browns2009LorraineTV Show
Sordid Lives: The Series2008Peggy IngramTV Show
Generation Gap2008KayTV Movie
Back to You and Me2005Helen LudwickTV Movie
Wit's End2005Dean MadisonMovie
Wonderfalls2004Millie MarcusTV Show
The Fighting Temptations2003Nancy StringerMovie
Miracle Dogs2003Katherine MannionTV Movie
Hope & Faith2003SylviaTV Show
Whoopi2003MarianTV Show
Stage on Screen: The Women2002Countess DeLageTV Movie
The Moving of Sophia Myles2000Mary-MargaretTV Movie
Ladies Man1999Aunt LouTV Show
Safe Harbor1999Grandma LoringTV Show
The Lot1999Priscilla Tremaine (1999)TV Show
Border to Border1998Mrs. KirbyMovie
Rusty: A Dog's Tale1998Edna CallahanMovie
Love Boat: The Next Wave1998Abigail JordanTV Show
Nunsense Jamboree1998Mother SuperiorTV Movie
Out to Sea1997Mrs. Ellen CarruthersMovie
Starship Troopers1997Biology TeacherMovie
This World, Then the Fireworks1997Mom LakewoodMovie
King of the Hill1997BunnyTV Show
Dads1997Dr. NeuhauserTV Movie
Dear God1996Mom TurnerMovie
Innocent Victims1996Marylou HennisTV Movie
Promised Land1996Valerie CarterTV Show
Remember WENN1996Dusty FoxxTV Show
A Holiday to Remember1995Miz Leona (Clay's Aunt)TV Movie
The Wonderful World of Disney1995Aunt FannyTV Show
Blackbird Hall1995TV Movie
A Burning Passion: The Margaret Mitchell Story1994Grandma StephensTV Movie
Burke's Law1994Jinxy DukeTV Show
Spider-Man: The Animated Series1994Anastasia HardyTV Show
Touched by an Angel1994Amelia Bowthorpe Archibald, Lila WinslowTV Show
Nunsense 2: The Sequel1994Rev. Mother Superior Sister Mary ReginaTV Movie
Days Like This1994GlendaTV Movie
Message from Nam1993Beatrice AndrewsTV Movie
Mother of the Bride1993Margaret Becker HixTV Movie
Nunsense1993Rev. Mother Mary ReginaTV Movie
Boy Meets World1993Bernice MatthewsTV Show
The John Larroquette Show1993Rue McClanahanTV Show
The Mommies1993Amanda KelloggTV Show
The Golden Palace1992Blanche DevereauxTV Show
Baby of the Bride1991Margaret HixTV Movie
Nurses1991Blanche DevereauxTV Show
Biosphere 21991HostessMovie
Modern Love1990Mrs. Evelyn ParkerMovie
After the Shock1990Sherra CoxTV Movie
Children of the Bride1990Margret BeckerTV Movie
The Dreamer of Oz1990Matilda Electa Joslyn GageTV Movie
The Earth Day Special1990Blanche DevereauxTV Show
Law & Order1990Lois McIntyreTV Show
To My Daughter1990Laura CarlsonTV Movie
The Man in the Brown Suit1989Suzy BlairTV Movie
Nightmare Classics1989TV Show
The Wickedest Witch1989AvarissaTV Movie
American Playwrights Theater: The One-Acts1989Miss MorayTV Show
Liberace1988Frances LiberaceTV Movie
Empty Nest1988Blanche DevereauxTV Show
Murphy Brown1988Virginia RedfieldTV Show
Take My Daughters, Please1988Lilah PageTV Movie
The Little Match Girl1987Frances DuttonTV Movie
Picnic1986Flo OwensTV Movie
The Golden Girls1985Blanche DevereauxTV Show
Charles in Charge1984Irene PembrokeTV Show
Cover Up1984Mattie BemsteinTV Show
Crazy Like a Fox1984AngieTV Show
Murder, She Wrote1984Miriam RadfordTV Show
Mama's Family1983Aunt Fran CrowleyTV Show
Masquerade1983TV Show
Small & Frye1983Miss ParsifalTV Show
The Day the Bubble Burst1982Barbara ArveyTV Movie
Newhart1982Eleanor SmathersTV Show
Word of Honor1981Maggie McNeillTV Movie
Darkroom1981Mrs. Louise MichaelsonTV Show
Gimme a Break!1981Katrina, MarianTV Show
And They All Lived Happily After1981Liz WescottTV Movie
Gridlock1980Adele ShermanTV Movie
American Playhouse1980Fortune TellerTV Show
Here's Boomer1980ThelmaTV Show
Topper1979Clara TopperTV Movie
$weepstake$1979TV Show
Supertrain1979JanetTV Show
Trapper John, M.D.1979Mary RenquistTV Show
Mother and Me, M.D.1979Lil BrennerTV Movie
That's Life1979Movie
Rainbow1978Ida KovermanTV Movie
Apple Pie1978Ginger-Nell HollyhockTV Show
Grandpa Goes to Washington1978GraceTV Show
Having Babies III1978Gloria MilesTV Movie
Sergeant Matlovich vs. the U.S. Air Force1978Mat's MotherTV Movie
Fantasy Island1977Gertie Lawton, Margaret FieldingTV Show
Lou Grant1977Maggie McKennaTV Show
The Love Boat1977Cheryl Enicker, Laura Thornton Hayes, Mary HubbleTV Show
Alice1976Mother GooseTV Show
Maude1972Vivian, Vivian Cavender, Vivian Cavender HarmonTV Show
The ABC Afternoon Playbreak1972Carol BabcockTV Show
Some of My Best Friends Are1971Lita JoyceMovie
The Pursuit of Happiness1971Mrs. O'MaraMovie
They Might Be Giants1971DaisyMovie
All in the Family1971Ruth RempleyTV Show
Great Performances1971Cora, Faye Precious, Josey FinnTV Show
Columbo1971Verity ChandlerTV Show
The People Next Door1970DellaMovie
Where the Heart Is1969Margaret Jardin #2 (1971-1972)TV Show
Walk the Angry Beach1968SandyMovie
Mannix1967GloriaTV Show
Angel's Flight1965Dolly (as Rhue McClanahan)Movie
Another World1964Caroline Johnson (1970-1971)TV Show
How to Succeed with Girls1964Lorena (as Patty Leigh)Movie
Five Minutes to Love1963Sally 'Poochie'Movie
Burke's Law1963WaitressTV Show
Five Minutes to Live1961Pamela (uncredited)Movie
The Grass Eater1961LorainaMovie
Insight1960Linda, Mary MargaretTV Show
The Aquanauts1960TV Show
Love of Life1951Mrs. Braylee (1971)TV Show
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Posted commentsView all comments (20)

AcidQueen90AcidQueen90Dec 26, 2015

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

rn_tracy1_rnrn_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!

CindyCelebsCindyCelebsJun 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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