Rue McClanahan: Celebrating a Golden Girl

From Blanche to Broadway, the Golden Girls star and Emmy winner is remembered as a fan favorite


If you thought Betty White was the only Golden Girl who could play a dummy, think again! McClanahan portrayed the dopey Vivian on Bea Arthur's groundbreaking sitcom Maude from 1972 to 1978. "As a friend she was giving and loving to me," McClanahan told EW after her costar's death in 2009.

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