Golden Girls actress Rue McClanahan Dies

Golden Girls actress Rue McClanahan Dies

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(Best Syndication News) - Actress, Rue McClanahan, 76, died from a brain hemorrhage this Thursday, June 3rd, 2010 in New York, New York. McClanahan was a breast cancer survivor that was treated back in 1997 and she had also had heart bypass surgery last year.

The actress was most known for her role as Blanch Devereaux on the 1980's TV show 'The Golden Girls,' which she earned an Emmy Award for her acting. McClanahan also played Vivian Cavender Harmon on the popular 1970's TV show 'Maude,' and played the role of Fran Crowley on the short run of the 1980's TV sitcom 'Mama's Family.'

'The Golden Girls' TV series aired from September 14, 1985, to May 9, 1992. The show was about single senior women that lived together in one house. Other actresses from 'The Golden Girls' have passed away; Bea Arthur died on April 25, 2009, and Estelle Getty died in 2008. Betty White is still alive, and has been acting in several films, and recently hosted 'Saturday Night Live.'

McClanahan was born on February 21, 1934 in Healdton, Oklahoma. She began her acting career on stage in New York in the 1950's. She started acting on television shows in the 1970's, with her first big appearance on 'All in the Family.'

McClanahan was married six times. She has one child with her first husband. She was still married to her 6th husband, Morrow Wilson whom she married in 1997.

By: John Stanton



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