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Maude, The Golden Girls
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New York City, New York, USA
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Rue McClanahan (February 21, 1934 – June 3, 2010) was an American actress, best known for her roles on television as Vivian Harmon on Maude, Fran Crowley on Mama's Family, and Blanche Devereaux on The Golden Girls, for which she won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 1987.
McClanahan was born Eddi-Rue McClanahan in Healdton, Oklahoma, the daughter of Dreda Rheua-Nell (née Medaris), a beautician, and William Edwin "Bill" McClanahan (July 4, 1908 – February 20, 1999) a building contractor. She and her family were Methodists.
She was of Irish and Choctaw ancestry. Her Choctaw great-grandfather was named Running Hawk according to her autobiography My First Five Husbands... and the Ones Who Got Away (2007). She grew up in Ardmore, Oklahoma; she graduated from Ardmore High School. McClanahan earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Tulsa, where she majored in German and Theater and joined the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. She was also a National Honor Society Member.
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Eddi Rue McClanahan
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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 The Golden Girls (1985–92), for which she won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 1987.
Ardmore High School
University of Tulsa
William Edwin McClanahan (July 4, 1908 – February 20, 1999)
Melinda L. McClanahan
Mark Bish (son)
Bea Arthur, Estelle Getty, Betty White
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passed away on 3rd Jun 2010 aged 76. |||
Rue McClanahan passed away on 3rd Jun 2010 aged 76.
Rue McClanahan was previously married to Tom Keel (1984 - 1986), Gus Fisher (1975 - 1981), Peter DeMaio (1963 - 1971), Norman Hartweg (1958 - 1961) and Tom Bish (1957 - 1959).
Rue McClanahan had a son named Mark, age 58.
Rue McClanahan is a 76 year old American Actress. Born Eddi Rue McClanahan on 21st February, 1934 in Healdton, Oklahoma and educated at Ardmore High School, she is famous for Maude, The Golden Girls in a career that spans 1957–2010. Her zodiac sign is Pisces.
Rue McClanahan was in 18 on-screen matchups, notably with Charles Hill in The Golden Girls (1985), Conrad Bain in Maude (1972), Ken Howard in The Golden Girls (1985), Kevin McCarthy in The Golden Girls (1985) and Patrick Duffy in Children of the Bride (1990).
Rue McClanahan is a member of the following lists:
Sisters of Kappa Alpha Theta,
Women memoirists and
Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Primetime Emmy Award winners.
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