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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 31
6:00am
Fiddler on the Ropes
Without the consent of the other girls, Sophia sinks their life savings into backing Pepe, a prize fighter. However, on the eve of the fight, the girls discover Pepe missing and make a shocking discovery.
TV-PG
6:36am
Till Death Do We Volley
Dorothy's old friend, Trudy, comes for a visit and this revives their old rivalry between each other. However, the visit turns tragic when Trudy suddenly dies and Dorothy blames herself.
TV-PG
7:12am
High Anxiety
After Sophia accidentally knocks a bottle of Rose's pills down the sink, it's discovered she is addicted to them and must battle withdrawal. Meanwhile, Dorothy and Sophia are hired to be in a pizza commercial.
TV-PG
7:48am
Little Sister
Rose's sister, Holly, comes for a visit and becomes quick friends with Dorothy and Blanche, leaving Rose out in the cold. However, when Rose catches Holly with Blanche's boyfriend, Dorothy and Blanche refuse to believe her.
TV-PG
8:24am
Sophia's Choice
Sophia goes into action to break her friend Lillian out of "the worst nursing home in the city." However, Lillian proves to be too much of a handful for Sophia to handle. Meanwhile, Blanche considers having her breasts enlarged.
TV-PG
9:00am
Rites of Spring
A week prior to a friend's annual party, the girls debate on what they should do to improve their appearance. This leads the girls to reminisce about previous attempts to improve their looks.
TV-PG
9:30am
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
10:07am
Fiddler on the Ropes
Without the consent of the other girls, Sophia sinks their life savings into backing Pepe, a prize fighter. However, on the eve of the fight, the girls discover Pepe missing and make a shocking discovery.
TV-PG
10:44am
Till Death Do We Volley
Dorothy's old friend, Trudy, comes for a visit and this revives their old rivalry between each other. However, the visit turns tragic when Trudy suddenly dies and Dorothy blames herself.
TV-PG
Monday
June 1
3:00am
High Anxiety
After Sophia accidentally knocks a bottle of Rose's pills down the sink, it's discovered she is addicted to them and must battle withdrawal. Meanwhile, Dorothy and Sophia are hired to be in a pizza commercial.
TV-PG
3:30am
Little Sister
Rose's sister, Holly, comes for a visit and becomes quick friends with Dorothy and Blanche, leaving Rose out in the cold. However, when Rose catches Holly with Blanche's boyfriend, Dorothy and Blanche refuse to believe her.
TV-PG
4:00am
Sophia's Choice
Sophia goes into action to break her friend Lillian out of "the worst nursing home in the city." However, Lillian proves to be too much of a handful for Sophia to handle. Meanwhile, Blanche considers having her breasts enlarged.
TV-PG
4:30am
Rites of Spring
A week prior to a friend's annual party, the girls debate on what they should do to improve their appearance. This leads the girls to reminisce about previous attempts to improve their looks.
TV-PG
Sunday
June 7
4:00am
 
TV-PG
4:30am
 
TV-PG
5:00am
 
TV-PG
5:30am
 
TV-PG
6:00am
 
TV-PG
6:36am
 
TV-PG
7:12am
 
TV-PG
7:48am
 
TV-PG
8:24am
 
TV-PG
9:00am
 
TV-PG
9:36am
 
TV-PG
10:12am
 
TV-PG