Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Women We Love: Rue McClanahan

This is the third in a four-part Women We Love salute to The Golden Girls, now airing daily on the Hallmark Channel:

Object of our affection: Rue McClanahan, actress.

- Glamorous star of stage and screen, she made her Broadway debut in the musical Jimmy Shine opposite Dustin Hoffman. Since, she has performed in such productions as California Suite, Nunsense, The Women and Wicked.

- Her breakout role was as the killer nanny Caroline Johnson on Another World, known for kidnapping her charges and poisoning her mistress. She would go on to star in another daytime soap, Where the Heart Is.

- On film, she has appeared in Walk the Angry Beach, They Might Be Giants, Starship Troopers, The Fighting Temptations and as bitter "fag hag" Lita Joyce in the infamous Some of My Best Friends Are ...

- But she is best known for her Emmy Award-winning performance as the man crazy Southern belle Blanche Devereaux on The Golden Girls, a role she reprised in the series' spin-off The Golden Palace. Prior to Girls, she co-starred with Beatrice Arthur in Maude and Betty White in Mama's Family.

- In addition to various guest spots and made for TV movies, she can currently be seen co-starring as Peggy Ingram on Sordid Lives: The Series.

1 comment:

  1. Of course, who can ever forget her priceless performance as "Poochie" the trailer park slut in "5 Minutes to Love"???


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