Remembering World's Favorite ‘Golden Girl’ Rue McClanahan: She Would Have Turned 84 Today
Incredible Rue McClanahan
Rue McClanahan made a great contribution to the television industry. She was the one who helped make The Golden Girls a long-running hit. The show was broadcasted for six years and stayed in the top of television rating.
Rue grew up in Oklahoma. Few people know that she was actually born as Eddi-Rue McClanahan, but she dropped the Eddi when, mistaken for a man, she was drafted into the army.
Rue made her debut on stage at the age of 4 at the local performance, The Three Little Kittens. She was also proficient in dances but chose drama acting over dancing. The future star graduated from the University of Tulsa with honors.
Lifetime achievements of the late star
Besides the legendary The Golden Girls, McClanahan appeared in a number of other successful projects, like the sitcom All in the Family and its spinoff Maude. She also played in the Broadway performances. The actress won an Obie Award for her role in the Broadway show Who’s Happy Now?
In 1987, Rue won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in The Golden Girls.
Tennessee Williams wrote about Rue McClanahan:
Her work is that rare combination of earthiness and lapidary polish, that quality being utterly common and utterly noble.
Birthday tribute to the legendary actress
To honor legendary Rue McClanahan on her 84th birthday, people went on social media to say kind words about the late star.
One of a kind..May she rest in peace.Rue McClanahan, One of the "Golden Girls" Stars, Dies at 76 http://t.co/I1h78jk8zq
— Sarah Dash (@SarahDash) June 11, 2015
@SarahDash SHE'LL ALWAYS BE LOVED AND REMEMBERED.
— kenneth smith (@ks36730) June 11, 2015
— Gary Standefer (@dadoflevi) June 12, 2015
— Recite Social (@ReciteSocial) June 12, 2015
Rue McClanahan was an incredible woman and a talented actress. Happy birthday, our beloved Rue! The world will never forget you.
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