We don’t think the 2010 Tony Awards snubbed any stars during their In Memoriam montage — but Rue McClanahan, one of the most well-known stars in the montage, had her name spelled wrong. Oops.
The montage had her name in all caps as “RUE MCLANAHAN.” Sorry, Tony Awards. There’s an extra “c” in there. McClanahan never got a Tony nomination for her Broadway work but she did win a Best Actress Obie for her off-Broadway work in “Who’s Happy Now” in 1969.
We wonder if they’ll fix the misspelling for the West Coast broadcast…
Other notable stars shown in the montage were siblings Lynn and Corin Redgrave, who died within weeks of each other in April and May of 2010. Lynn was a three-time Tony nominee (for “Mrs. Warren’s Profession,” “Shakespeare for My
Father” and “The Constant Wife.”) though she never won. Corin had one Tony nomination to his name (for “Not About Nightingales”).
Finally, “Designing Women” star Dixie Carter was also included but the Tony nomination was always elusive for her in her time on the Great White Way.