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Rue McClanahan

Rue McClanahan
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Birth Date

February 21, 1934


June 3, 2010


United States

Sun Sign


Natural hair color

Light Brown

Eye color



5 ft 3 in | 160 cm

Body Measurements

35-26-37 in | 89-66-94 cm


57 kg | 126 lbs

Bra Size


Shoe size

7 US | 37.5 EU

Early acting career First movie Breakthrough

Eddi-Rue McClanahan was born in Healdton, Oklahoma, United States, on February 21, 1934, was an American actress.

Young Rue McClanahan first started performing in school theater productions.

She made her big screen debut in drama film The Grass Eater (1961) in role as Loraina.

She got her television debut in CBS soap opera Love of Life (1951) in role as Mrs. Braylee.

Rue's breakthrough performance came as Caroline Johnson in NBC soap opera Another World (1970-1971).

She landed her professional stage debut in a play "Inherit the Wind" (1957), at Pennsylvania's Erie Playhouse.

She made her Broadway debut in a musical "Jimmy Shine" (1969) in role as Sally Weber.

Rue McClanahan Height and Weight

How tall was Rue McClanahan and what was her weight? Rue McClanahan's height was 5' 3" іn fееt аnd іnсhеѕ or 160 іn cеntіmеtrеѕ, her weight was 126 іn pоunds or 57 іn kіlоgrаmѕ.

Rue McClanahan Body Measurements

Rue McClanahan body measurements was bust-waist-hip 35-26-37 in inches or 89-66-94 in cеntіmеtrеѕ, her bra size was 34B with cup size B.

Best Movies

She played Reverend Mother Regina in comedy musical movies:

Nunsense (1993)

Nunsense 2: The Sequel (1994)

Nunsense 3: The Jamboree (1998)

She portrayed Ruth the Biology Teacher in military science fiction action film Starship Troopers (1997).

Walk the Angry Beach (1968) drama with Anthony Vorno and John Barrick

Some of My Best Friends Are... (1971) drama opposite Tom Bade, James Murdock and Paul Blake

This World, Then the Fireworks (1997) crime drama with Philip Loch, Elis Imboden and Christian Durango

Topper (1979) comedy fantasy opposite Kate Jackson, Andrew Stevens and Jack Warden

The Man in the Brown Suit (1989) mystery with Tony Randall, Edward Woodward and Stephanie Zimbalist

The Dreamer of Oz (1990) biographical drama opposite John Ritter and Annette O'Toole

Dear God (1996) comedy opposite Greg Kinnear, Laurie Metcalf and Maria Pitillo

A Holiday to Remember (1995) romantic drama with Connie Sellecca and Asia Vieira

She voiced Scarlett in animated Christmas film Annabelle's Wish (1997).

Best TV Shows

She won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and was nominated for three Golden Globe Awards for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical for her performance as Blanche Devereaux in NBC sitcom The Golden Girls (1985–1992), also won a TV Land Award for Quintessential Non-traditional Family and TV Land Pop Culture Award.

She played Vivian Cavender Harmon in CBS sitcom Maude (1972-1978).

Apple Pie (1978) ABC sitcom in role as Ginger-Nell Hollyhock

Mama's Family (1983-1984) NBC sitcom in role as Aunt Fran Crowley

Safe Harbor (1999) The WB drama series in role as Grandma Loring

Sordid Lives: The Series (2008) Logo comedy series in role as Peggy Ingram


Graduated from Ardmore High School.

Graduated cum laude in the University of Tulsa, with a joint degree in German and Theatre Arts.

Had Irish and Choctaw ancestry.

She was a vegan and dedicated animal rights activist.

She was advocate for the Methodist Healthcare Systemand.

She won the Obie Award for Best Actress for her role as Faye Precious in off-Broadway play "Who's Happy Now" (1969).

She won the Golden Apple Award for Female Star of the Year in 1986.

She was inducted into the OFTA TV Hall of Fame in 2008.

Published her autobiography "My First Five Husbands ... and the Ones Who Got Away" in 2007.

Rue died on June 3, 2010, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, at the age of 76.


She was married to:

Morrow Wilson (1997-2010)

Tom Keel (1985-1986)

Gus Fisher (1976-1981)

Peter DeMaio (1964-1971)

Norman Hartweg (1959-1961)

Tom Bish (1958-1959) they had one son, Mark Bish

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