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Rue McClanahan
Biological Information
Full name

Eddi-Rue McClanahan

Nickname

Rue McClanahan

Gender

Female

Born

February 21, 1934

Died

June 3, 2010

Background Information
Nationality

American

Occupation

Actress, comedienne, author

Active

1957–2010

Rue McClanahan played the role of Cory Matthews' grandmother, Bernice Matthews, in Boy Meets World.

Background Edit

  • She was of Irish and Choctaw descent.
  • She and her family were Methodists. [1]
  • She began her acting career in off-Broadway performances before her Broadway debut.
  • She also played Vivian Harmon on Maude, Fran Crowley on Mama's Family, and Blanch Devereaux on The Golden Girls.
  • She was a vegetarian and a supporter of PETA.
  • Her awards include: an Obie Award for off-Broadway production in 1969, an Emmy Award in 1987 for Outstanding Lead Actress, a Golden Apple Award for Female Star of the Year in 1986, and TV Land Awards for Quintessential Non-Traditional Family in 2003 and for Pop Culture in 2008.

References Edit

  1. TV Legends who were Methodists

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