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Rue McClanahan broke off her engagement from Dirk Wayne Summers in June, 1997. They had been engaged for 11.5 years. Rue McClanahan is now deceased.

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Rue McClanahan

Entertainment - Actress

Why Famous: Blanche Devereaux

Age: 79 (2/21/1931 - 6/3/2010)

 

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Dirk Wayne Summers

Entertainment - Director

Why Famous: Documentray Film Producer

Age: 85 (b. 6/9/1931)

 

Dirk Wayne Summers' Relationships (8)

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Event Start Date Length
Dating 11/4/1980 5.1 years
Engaged 1986 11.5 years
Broken Engagement 6/1997 --
 Total16.6 years

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Where and/or how did Rue McClanahan and Dirk Wayne Summers meet?

Dirk met Rue in the 1960s when Mcclanahan was working as a waitress in Hollywood while trying to break into films and television.

Why did Rue McClanahan and Dirk Wayne Summers break up?

In June 1997, after being engaged for some 10 years, Rue "demanded" that they get married. Dirk said no to her ultimatum.

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"Rue is often funny, but not fun." Dirk Wayne Summers 1996

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