Rue McClanahan

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Rue McClanahan
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Birth name Eddi Rue McClanahan
Born February 21, 1934 in Healdton, Oklahoma, USA
Died June 3, 2010 in New York, New York, USA from a stroke
Notable Roles Blanche Devereaux in The Golden Girls
Fran Crowley in Mama's Family
Notable Episodes
Awards 1 Emmy Awards, USA
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Rue McClanahan was an American actress, best known for her role as Blanche Devereaux in The Golden Girls.

Contents

Biography

Roles

Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Another World Caroline Johnson 1970–1971
Maude Vivian Cavender 1972–1978 1 2 3 4 5 6
Apple Pie Ginger-Nell Hollycock 1978 1
Mama's Family Fran Crowley 1983–1984 1 2
The Golden Girls Blanche Devereaux 1985–1992 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
The Golden Palace Blanche Devereaux 1992–1993 1
Safe Harbor Grandma Loring 1999 1

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
All in the Family Ruth Rempley 3x07 - The Bunkers and the Swingers October 28, 1972
Mannix Gloria Lassiter 8x02 - Game Plan September 29, 1974
The Love Boat April Dunlevy 2x13 - El Kid / The Last Hundred Bucks / Isosceles Triangle December 9, 1978
Supertrain Janet 1x09 - Where Have You Been Billy Boy May 5, 1979
Lou Grant Maggie McKenna 3x23 - Guns March 17, 1980
The Love Boat Mary Hubble 4x02/03 - The Family Plan / The Promoter / May the Best Man Win / Forever Engaged / The Judges November 1, 1980
Gimme a Break Marian 1x03 - The Second Time Around November 12, 1981
The Love Boat Doris Simpson 5x18 - His Girls Friday / The Girl Who Stood Still / A Wife for Wilfred February 13, 1982
Newhart Eleanor 1x12 - The Way We Thought We Were January 10, 1983
The Love Boat Laura Thornton Hayes 7x15 - How Do I Love Thee? / No More Alimony / Authoress! Authoress! January 7, 1984
Gimme a Break Katrina 4x04 - Grandpa's Secret Life October 20, 1984
Alice Mother Goose 9x03 - Big, Bad Mel November 4, 1984
The Love Boat Cheryl Enicker 8x13 - Paying the Piper / Baby Sister / Help Wanted December 1, 1984
Murder, She Wrote Miriam Radford 1x18 - Murder Takes the Bus March 17, 1985
Empty Nest Blanche Devereaux 1x04 - Fatal Attraction November 5, 1988
Nurses Blanche Devereaux 1x20 - Moon Over Miami February 29, 1992
Boy Meets World Bernice Matthews 1x07 - Grandma Was a Rolling Stone November 12, 1993
Touched by an Angel Amelia Bowthorpe Archibald 1x08 - Manny December 14, 1994
The John Larroquette Show Herself 3x17 - Here We Go Again March 12, 1996
Promised Land Valerie Carter 1x19 - Intolerance April 5, 1997
Murphy Brown Virginia Redfield 9x23 - Mama Miller May 12, 1997
Touched by an Angel Lila Winslow 7x24 - Shallow Water (1) May 13, 2001
Touched by an Angel Lila Winslow 7x25 - Shallow Water (2) May 20, 2001
Whoopi Marian 1x12 - American Woman January 6, 2004
Hope & Faith Sylvia 2x17 - O' Sister, Where Art Thou? February 4, 2005
Law & Order Lois McIntyre 19x12 - Illegitimate February 4, 2009
Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns Lorraine 3x08 - Meet Mr. Wrong December 2, 2009

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
NBC 60th Anniversary Celebration Herself May 12, 1986
Take My Daughters, Please Lilah Page November 21, 1988 NBC Monday Night at the Movies
The Wickedest Witch Avarissa October 30, 1989 NBC Monday Night at the Movies
Children of the Bride Margret Becker October 5, 1990 CBS Friday Movie
To My Daughter Laura Carlston November 26, 1990 NBC Monday Night Movie
Baby of the Bride Margret Becker-Hix December 22, 1991 CBS Sunday Movie
Mother of the Bride Margret Becker-Hix February 27, 1993 CBS Saturday Movie

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Series Episode Airdate
The Hollywood Squares May 24-28, 1976
The Hollywood Squares February 21-25, 1977

Memorable Moments

Awards and Accolades

Primetime Emmy Awards

(1 Win in 4 Nominations)

  • Won: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (1987)
The Golden Girls

Trivia