Rue McClanahan in Columbo: Ashes to Ashes

Rue McClanahan (1934 - 2010)

Film DeathsEdit

  • This World, Then the Fireworks (1997) [Mom Lakewood]: Poisoned with an overdose of sleeping pills by her daughter (Gina Gershon).

TV Deaths Edit

  • Mama's Family: Farewell Frannie (1986) [Fran "Frannie" Crowley]: Rue doesn't appear in this episode, but her character is revealed to have choked to death on a toothpick after being startled by Vicki Lawrence sometime prior to the episode's events (Played for comedic effect).
  • Columbo: Ashes to Ashes (1998) [Verity Chandler]: Bludgeoned to death with a trocar by Patrick McGoohan in Patrick's mortuary. Her body is seen again when Patrick removes it from a cabinet, before burning it in a cremation oven.
  • Wonderfalls: Barrel Bear (2004) [Millie Marcus]: Dies of a heart attack while talking to Caroline Dhavernas and Louise Fletcher.


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