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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 5
7:48am
Big Daddy's Little Lady
Blanche's father comes to Miami for a visit and announces he's engaged. Blanche is thrilled until she meets his fiancee, who happens to be younger than her. Meanwhile, Dorothy and Rose enter a Miami song writing contest.
TV-PG
8:24am
Family Affair
Dorothy's son, Michael, and Rose's daughter, Bridget, each come to Miami for a visit and each of them become a little too friendly for Dorothy and Rose's liking. Meanwhile, Blanche hurts her back in aerobics class.
TV-PG
9:00am
Vacation
The girls' dream vacation in the Caribbean turns out to be far from what was advertised in the brochure. While the girls are away, Sophia romances the gardener.
TV-PG
9:36am
Joust Between Friends
Dorothy is searching for part-time work, so Blanche gets her a job at the museum. Then Dorothy is handed the job of organizing a banquet, the duty Blanche was hoping for. Meanwhile, Rose finds a stray dog at the supermarket.
TV-PG
10:12am
Love, Rose
Rose places an ad in the personals column and she is let down when she doesn't hear an immediate response. This leads Blanche and Dorothy to begin responding under the name Isaac Newton.
TV-PG
10:48am
The Sisters
For Sophia's birthday, Dorothy flies in her sister, Angela, from Sicily as a surprise. However, Dorothy's the one whos surprised when Sophia's reaction is that of disgust. Guest Stars: Nancy Walker
TV-PG
11:24am
The Stan Who Came to Dinner
Dorothy feels sympathy for Stan when he tells her he's going to have open heart surgery. However that sympathy fades when she learns of his many infidelities while they were married. Guest Star: Herb Edelman
TV-PG
Sunday
April 12
5:00am
 
TV-PG
5:30am
 
TV-PG
6:00am
 
TV-PG
6:30am
 
TV-PG
7:00am
 
TV-PG
7:30am
 
TV-PG