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Eddi-Rue McClanahan Wiki Biography
Eddie-Rue McClanahan, born on the 21 February 1934, was an American television and stage actress, famously known for her role in the TV comedy series “The Golden Girls”.
So how much was Rue McClanahan’s net worth? As of early 2016 it was reported by sources to be an estimated $5 million, gained mostly from her long career as an actress.
Rue McClanahan Net Worth $5 Million
McClanahan was born in Healdton, Oklahoma to parents Dreda Rheua-Nell and William Edwin McClanahan. A performer since she was a child, she was offered a dance scholarship upon matriculating from Ardmore High School, but chose to focus on acting, and attended the University of Tulsa where she majored in German and Theater.
After her university years, McClanahan started to make a name for herself by acting in small productions. Her debut performance was at Pennsylvania’s Erie Playhouse, in the play “Inherit the Wind”. She later moved to New York to pursue an acting career on Broadway, where she debuted as Sally Weber in the musical “Jimmy Shine”. Her minor acting roles on Broadway helped in her net worth, but when Norman Lear, a television executive, noticed her talent, he gave her a guest spot in the television show “All in the Family”. Lear once again helped her secure a spot in another television show “Maude”, which from a guest appearance, her role as Vivian Harmon grew into a series regular. McClanahan started to receive praise for her roles on television, and her comedic timing and acting talent received most praise when she was included in the television series “The Golden Girls”.
|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|
McClanahan made appearances to various other television shows, including “Trapper John”, “MD”, and “Mama’s Family” which all helped her career and net worth, but when executives from NBC tapped 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 time of acting on stage and television. She played the character of Blanche Devereaux the self-absorbed, man-hungry girl from the south in the hit show which lasted for seven seasons until it ended in 1992. McClanahan reprised her role in the show “The Golden Palace” but which only lasted for one season.
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After the “Golden Girls”, McClanahan continued acting in movies and on television. She appeared in the movies “Out to Sea” and “Starship Troopers”, and had guest roles in the television shows “Law & Order”, “Annabelle’s Wish” and “Blue’s Clues”. She also returned to Broadway when she played the role of Madame Morrible in the hit show “Wicked”. All of her work after “The Golden Girls” helped her career and net worth.
During a career spanning over 60 years, Rue was seldom out of work, as evidenced by her involvement in over 30 films and more than 50 TV productions. In 2007, she released her autobiographical book “My First Five Husbands… and the Ones Who Got Away”.
In terms of her personal life, Rue McClanahan was married six times and had one son from her first marriage, Mark Bish. She was an active supporter of animal rights movement including People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Alley Cat Allies. After beating breast cancer in 1997 and surviving triple bypass surgery in 2009, McClanahan died in New York in 2010 at the age of 76 from a brain haemorrhage.
|1||She was inducted into the 2015 inaugural Closter Hall of Fame in Closter, New Jersey.|
|2||Spoke at a press conference at Saratoga Springs, New York protesting the use of diving horses at Magic Forest Theme Park, Lake George, New York. [May 2003]|
|3||Portraying Madame Morrible in Broadway’s Wicked. [June 2005]|
|4||Was good friends with actress/Comedian Vicki Lawrence, whom she met on the TV show Mama’s Family (1983).|
|5||Was a supporter, donor, and advocate for Methodist Healthcare and its 15 care services. She even gave a speech about her battle with cancer at the Travis Park United Methodist Church on May 11, 2000 East Travis, Texas.|
|6||She kept every outfit she wore while on The Golden Girls (1985) and used a majority of them for her everyday wear away from the show.|
|7||She modeled her accent for Blanche Deveraux after Rosalynn Carter.|
|8||She was a lifelong liberal Democrat. In 2003 she wrote a letter to presidential nominee John Kerry telling him that he lost both her vote and respect due to pheasant hunting. She endorsed Barack Obama in the 2008 Presidential election.|
|9||Upon her death, she was cremated.|
|10||Was estranged (in 2009) from her sixth husband, Morrow Wilson at the time of her death.|
|11||After moving to New York City, she worked as a file clerk before finding success in the theater.|
|12||Suffered a minor stroke while recovering from heart bypass surgery, which she had in November 2009 [January 14, 2010].|
|13||She was an Honorary Director for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.|
|14||Was a vegan and dedicated animal rights activist.|
|15||Betty White was originally considered for the role of the sexpot, Blanche, on The Golden Girls (1985). However, Betty had already been the aggressive Sue Ann Nivens on Mary Tyler Moore (1970) and Rue had played the introverted Vivian on Maude (1972). It was thought best not to typecast these two actresses by having them portray similar characters. Therefore, Betty got the part of naive Rose Nylund and Rue played the oversexed Blanche.|
|16||When it came to stage performances she had “jitters” for opening nights, about rehearsals and worrying about not having enough time to prepare perfectly.|
|17||After her second marriage broke up, she went to New York, and started doing films. She thought her They Might Be Giants (1971) part was her best movie part.|
|18||One of Rue’s maternal great-great-great-great-grandmothers, SheNiYah, was a Choctaw Native American. Rue also had English, and small amounts of Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), Welsh, German, French-Canadian, Dutch, and remote Portuguese, ancestry.|
|19||Played the same character, Blanche Devereaux, on four different TV series: The Golden Palace (1992), The Golden Girls (1985), Nurses (1991), and Empty Nest (1988).|
|20||Became a sister of Kappa Alpha Theta at the University of Tulsa.|
|21||She graduated cum laude in the University of Tulsa with a degree in German and theatre arts. She was also the only female member of the school’s science club.|
|22||In 1997, Rue was diagnosed with cancer. She had a lumpectomy and five months of chemotherapy. She did lectures entitled “Aging Gracefully” for breast-cancer support groups.|
|23||Aunt of actress Amelia Kinkade.|
|24||Mother of Mark Bish.|