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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
May 1
7:48am
Pilot
Dorothy's mother, Sophia, moves in with Dorothy, Blanche, and Rose. Blanche's latest boyfriend, Harry, proposes, but Rose has a bad feeling about their impending marriage.
TV-PG
8:24am
Guess Who's Coming to the Wedding?
Dorothy's daughter, Kate, visits and announces her engagement. Dorothy is thrilled until she realizes her ex-husband Stan will be invited to the wedding.
TV-PG
9:00am
Rose the Prude
Having not dated since her husband died, Rose reluctantly agrees to go on a blind date. This date turns into a serious relationship when she is invited on a cruise which would involve sharing a stateroom.
TV-PG
9:36am
Transplant
Blanche's sister, Virginia, comes to visit and Blanche is convinced she's after something. Later, she learns just what Virginia is after: Blanche's kidney. Meanwhile, Rose and Dorothy babysit for an infant.
TV-PG
10:12am
The Triangle
Dorothy’s date, Dr. Elliot Clayton, makes a pass at Blanche. Dorothy doesn't believe it when Blanche tells her about it, so Blanche orders Dorothy to leave the house.
TV-PG
10:48am
On Golden Girls
Blanche's 14-year old grandson comes to Miami for a visit and brings a new meaning to the term "generation gap." Meanwhile, Dorothy studies for her French final.
TV-PG
11:24am
The Competition
Dorothy and Blanche bowl against Rose and Sophia. If Sophia and Rose win, Dorothy will let Sophia go back to Sicily to visit and old beau, and if Dorothy and Blanche win, Sophia will give her a pair of antique earrings.
TV-PG
12:00pm
Break-In
After a Madonna concert, the girls arrive home to discover their house has been broken into. The girls seek out means to protect themselves, including a security system, guard dog, and mace. Rose even purchases a gun.
TV-PG
12:30pm
Blanche and the Younger Man
Blanche goes all out to try to look good for her latest beau, her aerobics instructor half her age. Meanwhile, Rose's dynamic mother comes for a visit and gets fed up with Rose's "mothering" ways.
TV-PG
1:00pm
Heart Attack
After a dinner party, Sophia suffers an apparent heart attack with a heavy storm delaying the paramedics.
TV-PG
1:30pm
Stan’s Return
Dorothy's ex-husband, Stan, shows up to settle a piece of land they bought on their honeymoon. This leads to Dorothy and Stan spending the night together. Rose and Blanche plan a vacation that Sophia is not invited on.
TV-PG
2:00pm
The Custody Battle
Dorothy's sister, Gloria, comes to Miami for a visit and asks Sophia to come live with her in California. Meanwhile, Blanche is furious when Rose is cast as Lady Macbeth in a local play, and not her.
TV-PG
2:30pm
A Little Romance
Rose has been dating Dr. Jonathan Newman and begins to think their relationship is leading to the altar. However she begins to have second thoughts especially since he's a midget.
TV-PG
3:00pm
That Was No Lady
Dorothy latest boyfriend, Glen, shocks her when he reveals he's married. She surprises herself when she finds herself sneaking around to be with him. Blanche unloads her old car on Rose in order to buy a new one.
TV-PG
3:30pm
In a Bed of Rose's
Late one evening, Rose brings a man home and they spend the night together. However, in the morning she finds that he has passed away. Even worse, she later discovers he was married.
TV-PG
Monday
May 2
1:00am
Pilot
Dorothy's mother, Sophia, moves in with Dorothy, Blanche, and Rose. Blanche's latest boyfriend, Harry, proposes, but Rose has a bad feeling about their impending marriage.
TV-PG
1:30am
Rose the Prude
Having not dated since her husband died, Rose reluctantly agrees to go on a blind date. This date turns into a serious relationship when she is invited on a cruise which would involve sharing a stateroom.
TV-PG
2:00am
The Triangle
Dorothy’s date, Dr. Elliot Clayton, makes a pass at Blanche. Dorothy doesn't believe it when Blanche tells her about it, so Blanche orders Dorothy to leave the house.
TV-PG
2:30am
Blanche and the Younger Man
Blanche goes all out to try to look good for her latest beau, her aerobics instructor half her age. Meanwhile, Rose's dynamic mother comes for a visit and gets fed up with Rose's "mothering" ways.
TV-PG
3:00am
Heart Attack
After a dinner party, Sophia suffers an apparent heart attack with a heavy storm delaying the paramedics.
TV-PG
3:30am
Stan’s Return
Dorothy's ex-husband, Stan, shows up to settle a piece of land they bought on their honeymoon. This leads to Dorothy and Stan spending the night together. Rose and Blanche plan a vacation that Sophia is not invited on.
TV-PG
4:00am
The Custody Battle
Dorothy's sister, Gloria, comes to Miami for a visit and asks Sophia to come live with her in California. Meanwhile, Blanche is furious when Rose is cast as Lady Macbeth in a local play, and not her.
TV-PG
4:30am
A Little Romance
Rose has been dating Dr. Jonathan Newman and begins to think their relationship is leading to the altar. However she begins to have second thoughts especially since he's a midget.
TV-PG
5:00am
That Was No Lady
Dorothy latest boyfriend, Glen, shocks her when he reveals he's married. She surprises herself when she finds herself sneaking around to be with him. Blanche unloads her old car on Rose in order to buy a new one.
TV-PG
5:30am
In a Bed of Rose's
Late one evening, Rose brings a man home and they spend the night together. However, in the morning she finds that he has passed away. Even worse, she later discovers he was married.
TV-PG
Sunday
May 8
7:48am
The Truth Will Out
Rose is apprehensive about a visit from her daughter and granddaughter, since their reason for coming is to settle Rose's late-husband's will. Meanwhile, Blanche gets caught up in the tabloids of a society murder.
TV-PG
8:24am
Nice and Easy
Blanche's visiting niece is a chip right off the old block when she dates a different man all night every night. Dorothy does battle with a mouse living in the house.
TV-PG
9:00am
The Operation
Dorothy is hesitant about having foot surgery just as she was scheduled to tap dance with Blanche and Rose at a dance recital.
TV-PG
9:36am
Second Motherhood
Blanche is romanced by a wealthy suitor who she learns has several small children. This fact dampens his proposal of marriage. Meanwhile, Dorothy and Rose go to bat with the bathroom plumbing.
TV-PG
10:12am
Adult Education
Blanche's professor sexually harasses her when he asks for help on a difficult test. If she has sex with him, he'll give her an "A." Dorothy, Rose, and Sophia each try to get tickets for a sold out Frank Sinatra concert.
TV-PG
10:48am
The Flu
A week before an awards ceremony, Blanche, Dorothy and Rose each come down with a nasty flu, which compounds their arguing over who will win a prestigious award.
TV-PG
11:24am
Job Hunting
Rose loses her job at the grief center and begins searching for other sources of work. Meanwhile, Blanche tries to lose a few pounds and Dorothy is excited when a man she once had a crush on contacts her and asks her out.
TV-PG
12:00pm
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
12:30pm
Mother's Day
While waiting for phone calls from their children wishing them a happy Mother's Day, the girls reminisce about past Mother's Days.
TV-PG
1:00pm
Foreign Exchange
Sophia's Sicilian friends Philomena and Dominic come for a visit with shocking news. Philomena and Sophia met in the hospital when they were giving birth, and now Philomena and Dominic claim that Dorothy was switched at birth.
TV-PG
1:30pm
The Accurate Conception
Blanche's daughter, Rebecca, has some wonderful news. She's going to become a mother through artificial insemination. However, Blanche is less then thrilled. She's totally against the entire thing.
TV-PG
2:00pm
Mary Has a Little Lamb
The girls take in a 15-year-old girl who has just found out she's pregnant and scared to tell her father. Meanwhile, Blanche's prison pen pal has just been released and is looking for her.
TV-PG
2:30pm
Blanche Delivers
Blanche's daughter, Rebecca, comes to Miami and wants to give birth in a birthing center. Blanche doesn't want to be embarrassed by the fact that her daughter was artificially inseminated.
TV-PG
3:00pm
Wham, Bam, Thank You, Mammy
Blanche gets an unexpected visit from her childhood "mammy" (nanny) but doesn’t want to speak to her. Meanwhile, Sophia hires a matchmaker for Dorothy, who experiences a date with a convict.
TV-PG
3:30pm
Mother Load
Blanche begins dating a newscaster who has another woman interfering in his life: his mother. Meanwhile, Stan asks Dorothy to attend a counseling session with him. Once there, Stan begins begging Dorothy to take him back.
TV-PG