Wiki Biography of Rue McClanahan
Eddie-Rue McClanahan was an American television and stage actress best known for her appearance in the TV comedy series “The Golden Girls.” She was born on February 21, 1934.
So, how much money did Rue McClanahan have? It was estimated to be $5 million as of early 2016, according to sources, with the majority of her wealth coming from her long career as an actor.
Rue McClanahan has a net worth of $5 Million dollars
McClanahan was born to Dreda Rheua-Nell and William Edwin McClanahan in Healdton, Oklahoma. She had been a performer since she was a youngster, and after graduating from Ardmore High School, she was offered a dance scholarship, but instead chose to focus on acting and attended the University of Tulsa, where she majored in German and Theater.
McClanahan began to build a reputation for herself after graduating from university by appearing in minor projects. Her first stage appearance was in the play “Inherit the Wind” at Pennsylvania’s Erie Playhouse. She eventually relocated to New York in order to pursue a career as an actress on Broadway, where she made her Broadway debut as Sally Weber in the musical “Jimmy Shine.”
Her little Broadway performances contributed to her net worth, but when Norman Lear, a television executive, recognized her skill, he cast her in a guest role on “All in the Family.” Lear once again assisted her in securing a role in another television show, “Maude,” where her role as Vivian Harmon developed from a guest appearance to a series regular. McClanahan began to get recognition for her television performances, with her comedic timing and acting talent receiving the most praise when she was cast in “The Golden Girls.”
McClanahan appeared in a number of other television shows, including “Trapper John,” “MD,” and “Mama’s Family,” all of which aided her career and net worth. However, when NBC executives asked her to join the cast of “Golden Girls,” alongside actresses Bea Arthur, Betty White, and Estelle Getty, her career was catapulted to major success after a long career of acting on stage and television. Blanche Devereaux, a self-absorbed, man-hungry southern girl, was her role in the hit show, which ran for seven seasons and ended in 1992. McClanahan repeated her role in the one-season sitcom “The Golden Palace,” although it was short-lived.
McClanahan continued to act in films and on television after the “Golden Girls” ended. She had guest parts in the television shows “Law & Order,” “Annabelle’s Wish,” and “Blue’s Clues,” as well as in the films “Out to Sea” and “Starship Troopers.” She also returned to Broadway in the smash show “Wicked,” where she played Madame Morrible. Her career and net worth benefited from all of her work after “The Golden Girls.”
Rue was rarely out of work over the course of her 60-year career, as indicated by her roles in over 30 films and more than 50 television shows. “My First Five Husbands… and the Ones Who Got Away,” her autobiography, was published in 2007.
Rue McClanahan was married six times in her personal life and had one son, Mark Bish, from her first marriage. She was a strong advocate for animal rights organizations such as People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Alley Cat Allies. McClanahan died of a brain haemorrhage in New York in 2010 at the age of 76, after battling breast cancer in 1997 and surviving triple bypass surgery in 2009.
|Full Name||Rue McClanahan|
|Net Worth||$5 Million|
|Date Of Birth||February 21, 1934|
|Died||June 3, 2010|
|Place Of Birth||Healdton, Oklahoma, U.S.|
|Height||5′ 3″ (1.6 m)|
|Profession||Actress, former model|
|Education||Ardmore High School, University of Tulsa|
|Spouse||Morrow Wilson (m. 1997 – 2010)|
|Parents||Dreda Rheua-Nell, William Edwin McClanahan|
|Siblings||Melinda L. McClanahan|
|Awards||Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (1987), TV Land Pop Culture Award (2008), Obie Award for Performance (1970), TV Land Quintessential Non-Traditional Family Award (2003),|
|Movies||The Golden Girls, Jimmy Shine|
|TV Shows||All in the Family, Maude, Trapper John, MD, Mama’s Family, The Golden Palace, Wicked, Law & Order, Annabelle’s Wish, Blue’s Clues|