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Rue McClanahan
Rue McClanahan
Rue McClanahan
Originally printed on June 3, 2010 in the Family Announcements.
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Rue McClanahan, who died on 3 June, 2010, was best known for her role as Blanche Devereaux in the huge US sitcom The Golden Girls.
She died in New York, aged 76.
Born Eddi-Rue McClanahan in Oklahoma in 1934, she began acting in 1957.
She made her Broadway debut in 1969 in Jimmy Shine, with Dustin Hoffman in the title role.
Her first television role was in Another World, and she went on to star in numerous other shows including Where the Heart Is (1971-72), Maude (1974-78) and The Golden Girls Spin off Show Golden Palace (1992-93) and countless TV movies.
She received an Emmy Award in 1987 for Outstanding Lead Actress for her role in The Golden Girls, where she played the man-crazed Southern belle Blanche Devereaux. The series ran from 1985-1992.
Her most recent work included the 2003 film The Fighting Temptations, which starred Beyonce, and Generation Gap (2008).
She was married five times.

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just think how gorgeous i am

jake faust

12 June 2013

she wanted attention always told stories checked her calendar when would that guy contact me it's like marking off groceries that you bought good person u were rue we miss u

Just the name Blanche and everyone knows the rest...

g wakefield

22 February 2012

How much I miss the Golden Girls I cannot even begin to say. I watch DVDs every night when I go to bed. I always sleep better. Blanche you were wonderful, everyone misses you. Thanks for all that you have left us with.

Thoughts of you from Brazil


26 November 2011

You’re certainly the funniest of the golden girls. Really saddened to know that you’re gone. Hope you’re making the folks up there all laugh now with your witty jokes. You’re sorely missed. Rest in peace.


Porto Alegre, Brazil

The laughter continues....


24 September 2011

Just back from Florida where every morning the first task of the day and the perfect start to the day was to watch those Golden Girls. We all knew how special those episodes were when they first aired and now decades later they remain just as special. The wonderful scripts, the direction, the costume design and the acting, but best of all the gift for comedy and timing from those Golden Girls now serves to remind us of how good comedy once was. The legacy of laughter they have left us clearly remains.

Giving Delight and Joy

Dee Coe

29 May 2011

To this day she and our other 'golden girls' continue to give me such delight and happiness watching her shows. Bless you Rue.

Much loved, sadly missed,...

nancy von annenebrg

28 June 2010

Much loved, sadly missed, never forgotten.

I truly enjoyed Watching...

Sue Young

14 June 2010

I truly enjoyed Watching Rue McLanahan on TV. She really made me laugh and smile and gave so much pleasure with her witty performances.

Rue, you will be sorely missed. Rest in peace and God Bless!

Sue Young
Florida USA

Rue McClanahan aka Blanche...

C M Walbran ex RAF

03 June 2010

Rue McClanahan aka Blanche Devereaux
You will be sorely missed by many in this World
I for one I must have watched all your shows
When you was one of the Golden Girls, boy was you Good
When you was on it was Tears of Laughter
Now its Tears of Sadness
Rest In Piece Rue or is it Blanche
And thanks for making this World a Happier place

The golden girls was...

christine flannigan

03 June 2010

The golden girls was one of the funniest shows on t v.and blanche was man mad.really sorry to hear she has in peace.she can have a laugh with bea and estelle in heaven now.

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