My First Five Husbands... And the Ones That Got Away
On Sale: April 10, 2007
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Who can forget Rue McClanahan as the sexy Southern vixen,
Blanche Devereaux, on the Emmy-award winning series The
Golden Girls? With her breezy sex appeal and sharp
comedic timing, Rue infused her character with a sassy
joie de vivre
that captured the hearts of audiences around the world. Now, the
actress behind the magic reveals her life in and out of the
in a laugh-out-loud funny memoir about love, marriage, men,
older that is every bit as colorful as the characters she
in small-town Oklahoma in a house “thirteen telephone poles
standpipe north of town,” Rue developed her two great
and men—at an early age. She arrived in New York City in
two-weeks worth of money in her pocket, hustled her way into
with the legendary Uta Hagen, and began working her way up
acting world against the vibrant, free-spirited backdrop of the
sixties. That’s when she met and married Husband #1—a
handsome rogue of
an aspiring actor who quickly left her with a young son.
Still, she was
determined to make it on the stage and screen—and in the
followed, rose to the top of the entertainment world with a
adventures (and husbands) along the way.
roles on Broadway opposite Dustin Hoffman and Brad Davis, to
her first television appearances on Maude and All
in the Family, to the Golden Girls era and
beyond, My First Five Husbands
is the irresistible story of one woman’s quest to find
happily married to Husband #6, Rue is proof that many things
can and do
get better with age—and that with tenacity, talent, and a
from Saint Dymphna, even a small-town girl can make it big.
Told with Rue’s saucy wit and Southern charm, My
First Five husbands is a deliciously entertaining take
on life and love from an irrepressible star.
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