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Rue McClanahan (1934-2010) was born in Healdton, Oklahoma, and graduated cum laude in theater from the University of Tulsa. Most noted for her role as Blanche on The Golden Girls, McClanahan had a number of well–known starring roles in television and on Broadway. In addition to her work as an actress, McClanahan spoke regularly for breast cancer awareness and prevention of cruelty toward animals. McClanahan recounted her amorous adventures in her 2007 autobiography, My First Five Husbands. She lived in New York City with her husband, Morrow Wilson, and passed away on June 3, 2010.
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