Rue McClanahan: Celebrating a Golden Girl

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


A brilliant character actress, McClanahan also played spinster Fran, the older sister of Thelma-Mae (Vicki Lawrence) in Mama's Family for a year, starting in 1983. Also on the series: Future Golden Girls costar Betty White, as snooty Ellen.