Rue McClanahan


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  • Birth Name: Eddi-Rue McClanahan
  • Birth Place: Healdton, OK
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 02/21/1934, Pisces
  • Date of Death: 06/03/2010
  • Profession: Actor; producer; playwright; songwriter; author
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Ice Cream Shop Honors Golden Girls

Late Golden Girls stars Rue McClanahan and Bea Arthur are being honored... with ice cream!

New York's famous Big Gay Ice Cream Shop is opening up a new location in the West Village, and adding another Golden Girls-inspired item to the menu. (Arthur was already a fixture at the original.)

Which TV shows should reunite?

So what exactly are the treats made of?

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Keck's Exclusives: Marc Cherry's Top Secret Golden Girls Reunion First Look

Shhh. Here's an exclusive first look at writer/producer Marc Cherry's super top secret Golden Girls reunion project, starring from left to right: Betty White (Rose), Estelle Getty (Sophia), Bea Arthur (Dorothy) and Rue McClanahan (Blanche). No worries that three quarters of the cast passed away over the last few years, as no dialogue was written for this reunion. Rather, the skeletal ladies were on display as part of a Halloween lawn display treat for fortunate trick or treaters who visited Marc's L.A. home two weeks back.
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Keck's Exclusives: Betty White and Marc Cherry Remember Their Golden Girl, Rue McClanahan

While it's hardly unusual for Hollywood actresses to lie about their ages, Rue McClanahan was one of the rare gems who actually feigned being a few years older just to get herself cast as one of the Golden Girls. "Rue told me when she saw that Golden Girls script, she had to be a part of it, even if she had to lie about her age," Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry, who worked as a staff writer on the 1985-92 sitcom about four sexually active Miami seniors, tells TV Guide Magazine.

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The Fighting Temptations
Mama's Family: The Wedding: Part 1
Mama's Family: Double Standard
Mama's Family: National Mama

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Back to You and Me
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Meet Mr. Wrong
Carrie Fisher, Rue McClanahan, John Waters, Federico Castelluccio
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Year Title Description
2008 TV's All-Time Funniest TV Show Series, Remarks by
2008 Sordid Lives TV Show Series, Actor - Peggy Ingram
2007 TV Land Awards TV Show Series, Appearing
2005 Back To You And Me Movie, Actor - Helen Ludwick
2004 TV's Greatest Sidekicks TV Show Series, Guest

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Castmates Remember Rue McClanahan

Rue McClanahan, who passed away June 3 after suffering a massive stroke, is remembered fondly by her former costars. "Rue was a close and dear friend. I treasured our relationship," Betty White, McClanahan's costar on The Golden Girls, said in a statement. "It hurts more than I ... read more

Rue McClanahan Dies at 76

Rue McClanahan, best known as Golden Girls' man-hungry Southern debutante Blanche Devereaux and Maude's scatterbrained Vivian Harmon, has died. She was 76.

McClanahan suffered a massive stroke and died at ...
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Golden Girls' Rue McClanahan Suffers Stroke

Golden Girls star Rue McClanahan suffered a stroke while recovering from her November heart bypass surgery, E! News reported.

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Golden Girl Rue McClanahan Doing Well After Heart Surgery

Golden Girls star Rue McClanahan is doing well after undergoing a cardial bypass, according to the actress' rep.

"She is doing absolutely great," McClanahan's rep told Access Hollywood. "She went for her physical the other day and her doctor didn't like what he found.... She was in great spirits when she went in for surgery yesterday. She's resting in a hospital in [New York] and she'll probably be out in a week."

The unexpected surgery forced McClanahan to cancel her appearance at a Nov. 14 tribute event in San Francisco. "My darlings, I'm just devastated that I am going to have to miss my own tribute at the Castro Theatre," McClanahan said in a statement to The Advocate, which first reported her hospitalization. "Unfortunately, my doctor has laid down the law, and I'm currently having some maintenance on the old ticker. Trust me, I'd much rather be in San Francisco having fun and being adored by all of you."

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Friends and Colleagues Remember Beatrice Arthur

Beatrice Arthur's friends and colleagues remembered the Emmy- and Tony-winning actress as a brave force in comedy whose talent and voice were one of a kind.

"I knew it would hurt, I just didn't know it would hurt this much," said Betty White, Arthur's Golden Girls costar. "I'm so happy that she ...
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