Rue McClanahan: Celebrating a Golden Girl

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

MRS. MCCLANAHAN

She landed her first Broadway role in 1968 alongside a young Dustin Hoffman in the short-lived musical Jimmy Shine, about a struggling artist fumbling through his relationships with women. "It was right after The Graduate. And about half of the country's teenage girls were enthralled with Dustin," she later told Broadway.com. "There'd be, what always seemed like, hundreds of 15-year-olds out by the stage door every performance."



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