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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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Originally printed on June 3, 2010 in the Family Announcements.
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just think how gorgeous i am

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

By jake faust on 12 Jun 2013

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

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.

By g wakefield on 22 Feb 2012

Thoughts of you from Brazil

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

By Rene on 26 Nov 2011

The laughter continues....

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.

By Denis on 24 Sep 2011

Giving Delight and Joy

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

By Dee Coe on 29 May 2011

Much loved, sadly missed,...

Much loved, sadly missed, never forgotten.

By nancy von annenebrg on 28 Jun 2010

I truly enjoyed Watching...

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

By Sue Young on 14 Jun 2010

Rue McClanahan aka Blanche...

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

By C M Walbran ex RAF on 03 Jun 2010

The golden girls was...

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.

By christine flannigan on 03 Jun 2010
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