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Rue McClanahan

A veteran television actress and Broadway star of the 50s, Rue McClanahan was an actress noticed by television executive, Norman Lear. Lear cast her in a number of television shows, including "All in the Family" (1971) with 'Carroll OConnor' and "Maude" (1972) with Bea Arthur. McClanahan next co-starred with Vicki Lawrence, Ken Berry, Betty White and Carol Burnett in "Mama's Family" (1983) for three years, and after it was canceled by NBC, McClanahan was probably best known for her role as the saucy, sharp southern belle, Blanche, in "The Golden Girls" (1985). She once again worked with Bea Arthur and Betty White, and with relative newcomer Estelle Getty. All four of the women won Emmy Awards for their roles. After Bea Arthur left the show after eight seasons, McClanahan, White and Getty returned for a brief spin-off in "The Golden Palace" (1992). In the mid-nineties, McClanahan was diagnosed with cancer, but was able to fight it successfully. In addition to lending her talents to a number of made for TV films, McClanahan has also appeared on the big screen in recent years co-starring with Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau in the comedy Out to Sea (1997) and with Casper Van Dien in Starship Troopers (1997). McClanahan also spends her time joining and helping organizations against cancer, AIDS, and cruelty against animals.

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Feb 21, 1934
Movie/TV Credits:
Première apparrition :
In the movie The Grass Eater 1961-08-24
Dernier projet:
Film Generation Gap 2008-11-01
Connu pour
Poster of Nunsense 3: The Jamboree
Poster of Nunsense 2: The Sequel
Poster of The Dreamer of Oz
Poster of The Grass Eater
Series Sordid Lives: The Series Peggy Ingram 2008-07-23
Film Generation Gap Kay 2008-11-01
Film Un souvenir éternel Helen Ludwick 2005-07-23
Series The Tony Danza Show Unknown 2004-09-13
Series Wonderfalls Unknown 2004-03-12
Film Miracle Dogs Katherine Mannion 2003-07-20
Film The Golden Girls: Lifetime Intimate Portrait Series 2003-01-01
Series Whoopi Unknown 2003-09-09
Series Hope & Faith Sylvia 2003-09-26
Film Stage on Screen: The Women Countess de Lage 2002-06-18
Film Nuncrackers Reverend Mother 2001-12-01
Series The Lot 1999-08-19
Series Safe Harbor Grandma Loring 1999-09-20
Film Nunsense 3: The Jamboree Mother Superior 1998-01-01
Series The Love Boat: The Next Wave Unknown 1998-04-13
Film Rusty, chien détective Edna Callahan 1998-09-22
Film Croisière galère Mrs. Ellen Carruthers 1997-07-02
Series Les Rois du Texas Unknown 1997-01-12
Film Liens secrets Mom Lakewood 1997-07-11
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Film Starship Troopers Biology Teacher 1997-11-06
Film Annabelle, Un amour de petite Vache Scarlett (voice) 1997-10-21
Series Promised Land Unknown 1996-09-17
Film Escroc malgré lui Mom Turner 1996-11-01
Film A Holiday to Remember Miz Leona / Clay's Aunt 1995-12-12
Series Spider-Man Unknown 1994-11-19
Film Nunsense 2: The Sequel Rev. Mother Superior Sister Mary Regina 1994-01-01
Series Touched by an Angel Lila Winslow 1994-09-21
Film Mother of the Bride Margaret Becker Hix 1993-02-27
Film Nunsense Rev. Mother Mary Regina 1993-01-01
Series Boy Meets World Unknown 1993-09-24
Film Message from Nam Beatrice Andrews 1993-10-17
Series The John Larroquette Show Unknown 1993-09-02
Series The Golden Palace Blanche Devereaux 1992-09-18
Series Nurses Unknown 1991-09-14
Film Modern Love Mrs. Evelyn Parker 1990-04-20
Film After the Shock Sherra Cox 1990-09-12
Film The Dreamer of Oz Matilda Electa Joslyn Gage 1990-12-10
Film Children of the Bride Margret Becker 1990-10-05
Series New York District / New York Police Judiciaire Unknown 1990-09-13
Film L'homme au complet marron Suzy Blair 1989-01-04
Film Liberace Frances Liberace 1988-10-02
Series Empty Nest Unknown 1988-10-08
Film Mickey's 60th Birthday Herself 1988-11-13
Series Les craquantes Blanche Devereaux 1985-09-14
Series Cover Up Unknown 1984-09-22
Series Charles in Charge Unknown 1984-10-03
Series Crazy like a Fox Unknown 1984-12-30
Series Mama's Family Frances Marie Crowley 1983-01-22
Series American Playhouse Unknown 1982-01-12
Series Newhart Unknown 1982-10-02
Film Word of Honor Maggie McNeill 1981-01-06
Series Darkroom Unknown 1981-11-27
Series Gimme a Break! Unknown 1981-10-29
Series Here's Boomer Unknown 1980-03-14
Film Topper Clara Topper 1979-11-09
Series Sweepstakes Unknown 1979-01-26
Series Trapper John, M.D. Unknown 1979-09-23
Film Sergeant Matlovich vs. the U.S. Air Force Mat's Mother 1978-08-21
Film A Different Approach 1978-01-01
Series Grandpa Goes to Washington Unknown 1978-09-07
Series Apple Pie Ginger-Nell Hollyhock 1978-09-23
Film Rainbow Ida Koverman 1978-11-06
Series Apple Pie 1978-09-23
Series Lou Grant Unknown 1977-09-20
Series La croisière s'amuse Unknown 1977-09-24
Series Alice Unknown 1976-08-31
Series Maude Vivian Harmon 1972-09-12
Film Sherlock Holmes -Le Rivage oublié Daisy Playfair 1971-06-09
Series All in the Family Unknown 1971-01-12
Film Some of My Best Friends Are Lita Joyce 1971-10-27
Film Hogan's Goat Josey Finn 1971-10-18
Film The People Next Door Della 1970-08-26
Series Where the Heart Is Margaret Jardin #2 1969-09-08
Film Hollywood After Dark Sandy 1968-01-01
Series Mannix Unknown 1967-09-16
Film Angel's Flight Dolly (as Rhue McClanahan) 1965-01-01
Series Another World Caroline Johnson 1964-05-04
Film How to Succeed with Girls Lorena (as Patty Leigh) 1964-07-30
Film Five Minutes to Love Sally 'Poochie' 1963-01-01
Film The Grass Eater 1961-08-24
Film Door-to-Door Maniac Pamela 1961-12-07