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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

Monday
August 31
2:06am
Nothing to Fear But Fear Itself
When Rose must give a eulogy at her aunt's funeral, she has to try to get over her fear of giving speeches. This also brings up Dorothy and Blanche's biggest fears: Dorothy's of flying and Blanche's of a recurring dream.
TV-PG
2:40am
Letter to Gorbachev
Rose becomes concerned about nuclear war when girls in her cadet troop draw pictures of a bleak future, and writes letters to Gorbachev and Reagan. She's stunned to get a response and learn that Gorbachev would like to meet her.
TV-PG
3:15am
Strange Bedfellows
The girls try to help in a campaign to get Gil Kessler elected as local official. To his advantage, his chances of winning are boosted when reporters snap photos of Blanche entering his home one evening while his wife was away.
TV-PG
3:51am
Brotherly Love
Blanche makes a move at Ted, Stan's brother, the minute she learns he's a neurosurgeon. She is furious when she discovers the only woman Ted is apparently interested in is Dorothy. Meanwhile, Rose is suffering from insomnia.
TV-PG
4:25am
A Visit From Little Sven
Rose's cousin, Sven, arrives in Miami for a visit just prior to his arranged marriage. When Blanche plays a trick on her latest beau, involving Sven, the naive groom falls for her. Sophia tries to renew her driver's license.
TV-PG
5:00am
The Audit
Dorothy is stunned to learn that Stan's tax problems are her tax problems since Stan is being audited for a number of years when they were still married. Blanche and Rose take a Spanish class, each for different reasons.
TV-PG
5:35am
Three on a Couch
Constant bickering causes the girls to seek help from a therapist. This prompts the girls to reminisce about times they didn't get along. The therapist's conclusion: they should not live with one another.
TV-PG
Saturday
September 5
9:00am
Charlie's Buddy
A wartime buddy of Rose's late husband arrives in Miami to see Rose. However, he has more in mind than just a friendly visit. Meanwhile, Dorothy and Blanche haggle over the same dress to wear to a social event.
TV-PG
9:36am
Blanche's Little Girl
Blanche is thrilled by a visit from her daughter, Rebecca, an ex-model who has gained quite a bit of weight. Visiting with Rebecca is her oafish beau who constantly puts her down. The kicker: she's thinking of marrying him.
TV-PG
10:12am
Dorothy's New Friend
Dorothy befriends a novelist, Barbara Thorndyke, and she quickly infringes on Dorothy's relationship with Blanche and Rose, who think Barbara is nothing but a stuck up snob.
TV-PG
10:48am
Grab That Dough
Sophia gets tickets for "Grab That Dough". However, she used her Sicilian mailing address instead of her own. The girls rush over to California just to make the taping.
TV-PG
11:24am
My Brother, My Father
Sophia's brother Angelo, a priest, comes to visit and doesn't know Dorothy and Stan are divorced. To spare his feelings, Sophia has Dorothy and Stan pretend to be married. Rose and Blanche prepare to star in The Sound of Music.
TV-PG
Sunday
September 6
7:48am
Charlie's Buddy
A wartime buddy of Rose's late husband arrives in Miami to see Rose. However, he has more in mind than just a friendly visit. Meanwhile, Dorothy and Blanche haggle over the same dress to wear to a social event.
TV-PG
8:24am
The Artist
Dorothy, Blanche, and Rose each secretly pose nude for a sculptor who will unveil the statue at an art show opening. Meanwhile, Sophia brushes up on practical jokes to get back at a prankster at the Senior Citizens Center.
TV-PG
9:00am
Blanche's Little Girl
Blanche is thrilled by a visit from her daughter, Rebecca, an ex-model who has gained quite a bit of weight. Visiting with Rebecca is her oafish beau who constantly puts her down. The kicker: she's thinking of marrying him.
TV-PG
9:36am
Dorothy's New Friend
Dorothy befriends a novelist, Barbara Thorndyke, and she quickly infringes on Dorothy's relationship with Blanche and Rose, who think Barbara is nothing but a stuck up snob.
TV-PG
10:12am
Grab That Dough
Sophia gets tickets for "Grab That Dough". However, she used her Sicilian mailing address instead of her own. The girls rush over to California just to make the taping.
TV-PG
10:48am
My Brother, My Father
Sophia's brother Angelo, a priest, comes to visit and doesn't know Dorothy and Stan are divorced. To spare his feelings, Sophia has Dorothy and Stan pretend to be married. Rose and Blanche prepare to star in The Sound of Music.
TV-PG
11:24am
Golden Moments Part 1
Sophia announces her intentions of moving out of the house and in with her son Phil. This prompts the girls to reminisce about the good times and the bad times they've had together.
TV-PG
12:00pm
Golden Moments Part 2
As Sophia makes up her mind on whether or not to move in with her son, the girls continue to reminisce about the years they've shared together.
TV-PG
12:30pm
And Ma Makes Three
Feeling sorry for a lonely Sophia, Dorothy allows her to come along on a date with her and Dorothy's latest beau. However, pretty soon Sophia begins tagging along on every date which puts a rift in Dorothy's romantic plans.
TV-PG
1:00pm
Larceny and Old Lace
Sophia's latest boyfriend, Rocco, claims to have been involved in the mob, so when the girls find his bag with thousands of dollars in it, they assume he robbed a bank. Guest Stars: Mickey Rooney
TV-PG
1:30pm
Golden Moments Part 1
Sophia announces her intentions of moving out of the house and in with her son Phil. This prompts the girls to reminisce about the good times and the bad times they've had together.
TV-PG