Rue McClanahan (Performer) | Playbill

Rue McClanahan


Ms. McClanahan was cast in "Maude" as Bea Arthur's hapless neighbor Vivian Harmon. The show ran for six seasons. A decade later, she was on equal footing with Arthur, playing one of the three spunky geriatric roommates in "The Golden Girls." Betty White completed the trio. Estelle Getty played Arthur's mother. The show ran from 1985 to 1992, providing an unusual second-act career for its silver-haired stars.

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  • Also Known As: Eddi Rue McClanahan
  • Born: Feb 21, 1934 in Healdton, Oklahoma
  • Death: Jun 03, 2010 in New York, New York

Roles (11)

Wicked Playbill - June 2023 Wicked
Opened October 30, 2003
  • as Madame Morrible (Replacement)
    Arrived On May 31, 2005
The Women Stagebill - Opening Night, Nov 2001 The Women
Opened November 08, 2001
  • as Countess de Lage (Original)
The Women Stagebill - Opening Night, Nov 2001
California Suite Playbill - Aug 1976 California Suite
Opened June 10, 1976
  • as Diana Nichols (Replacement)
  • as Gert Franklyn (Replacement)
  • as Hannah Warren (Replacement)
    Arrived On Apr 04, 1977
Sticks and Bones Playbill - Opening Night, March 1972 Sticks and Bones
Opened March 01, 1972
  • as Harriet (Replacement)
Father's Day Playbill - March 1971 Father's Day
Opened March 16, 1971
  • as Louise (Standby - Original)
  • as Marian (Standby - Original)
Jimmy Shine Playbill - Opening Night, Dec 1968 Jimmy Shine
Opened December 05, 1968
  • as Sally Weber (Original)
Jimmy Shine Playbill - Opening Night, Dec 1968
The Best Laid Plans Playbill - March 1966 The Best Laid Plans
Opened March 25, 1966
  • as Alicia Hopper (Standby - Original)
  • as Lorna (Standby - Original)

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