Rue McClanahan: Celebrating a Golden Girl

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


After battling – and beating – breast cancer in 1997, the actress returned to Broadway in 2001's The Women, and later took on the role of Wicked's Madame Morrible in 2005. "I'm having fun – not as much fun as a real play would be, you know, with a challenging role – but for a musical, it's pretty spectacular," she told