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The Golden Girls

Rue McClanahan

Blanche Devereaux

Actress Rue McClanahan stars as Blanche Devereaux on the hit show The Golden Girls.

Born in 1934 and raised in Oklahoma, McClanahan was a stage actress throughout the 1950s until Norman Lear selected her for a role on his show All in the Family, and later he gave her the role of Vivian Harmon (opposite Bea Arthur) on Maude. McClanahan is also well known for her roles as Aunt Fran on Mama's Family and Caroline Johnson on Another World.

McClanahan won an Emmy award for her work on The Golden Girls and she reprised the role of Blanche Devereaux on The Golden Palace, Empty Nest, and Nurses. Some of her other television credits include The Love Boat, Boy Meets World, and Touched By An Angel. McClanahan has appeared in films such as The Fighting Temptations, Starship Troopers, and Out To Sea opposite Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. She has also appeared in numerous television movies, including Home Again, A Holiday to Remember, and The Wickedest Witch.

McClanahan's work on Broadway has included The Women, The Vagina Monologues in New York and Los Angeles, Jimmy Shine with Dustin Hoffman, The Best Laid Plans, Sticks and Bones, and California Suite.

She passed away in 2010 in New York City.

The Golden Girls TV Schedule

Sunday
April 26
7:48am
Forgive Me, Father
Blanche and Rose plan a nice dinner at the house for Dorothy and her new boyfriend, who she later learns is a priest. She later gets another shock when she learns he plans to leave the church.
TV-PG
8:24am
Long Days Journey into Marinara
Sophia's sister, Angela, arrives in Miami for a visit and decides to move there. Dorothy invites her to stay with the girls. This ticks off Sophia since she thinks that Angela is after everything that she has.
TV-PG
9:00am
Whose Face is This, Anyway?
Dorothy feels that it's her fault when her prized pupil wins a writing contest which inadvertently signals the INS that he's an illegal alien. Guest Stars: Mario Lopez
TV-PG
9:36am
Dorothy's Prized Pupil
Blanche is convinced that her beauty is fading after attending her high school reunion and discovers many of classmates have had face lifts. Meanwhile, Rose is making a home movie for class she's taking.
TV-PG
10:12am
Diamond in the Rough
While Dorothy and Rose are planning a hospital charity banquet, Blanche falls for the caterer. She quickly learns he's more blue jeans than a black tie, which prompts her to foolishly put a stop to their romance.
TV-PG
10:48am
Son-in-Law Dearest
Dorothy's daughter, Kate, is coming for a visit with a big announcement. Dorothy thinks Kate is pregnant, but when Kate arrives, her announcement is far from exciting. Blanche and Rose stay up watching an "I Love Lucy" marathon.
TV-PG
Sunday
May 3
9:36am
 
TV-PG
10:12am
 
TV-PG
10:48am
 
TV-PG
11:24am
 
TV-PG
12:00pm
 
TV-PG
12:36pm
 
TV-PG
Monday
May 4
4:00am
 
TV-PG
4:30am
 
TV-PG