Rue McClanahan: Celebrating a Golden Girl

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


Ardmore (Okla.) High School had a certain overachiever in that year's senior class: Eddi Rue McClanahan. The budding actress not only appeared in the school play, No Moon Tonight, but also was a member of the pep club, Latin club, student council, National Honor Society, yearbook staff, chorus and the debate club (then called "oratorical contest").