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Rue McClanahan

Rue McClanahan
McClanahan at a book signing for her book My First Five Husbands, May 17, 2007
Personal information
Birth nameEdwina Rheua McClanahan
Birth dateFebruary 21, 1934
Place of birthHealdton, Oklahoma, U.S.
Date of deathJune 3, 2010(age 76)
Death placeNew York City, New York, U.S.
Cause of deathStroke
ResidenceNew York City, NY
NationalityAmerican
EducationArdmore High School
Alma materUniversity of Tulsa
OccupationActress, comedienne, author
Years active1957 2010
Home townArdmore, Oklahoma
Television programmeMaude,
Mama's Family,
The Golden Girls
ReligionMethodist
SpouseTom Bish (1958 1959) 1 son (Mark)
Norman Hartweg (1959 1961)
Peter DeMaio (1964 1971)
Gus Fisher (1976 1979)
Tom Keel (1984 1985)
Morrow Wilson (December 25, 1997 2009, separated)

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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 1987.


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