68 (passed away Dec. 16th, 2003)
Oct. 3rd, 1935
Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Madlyn Rhue's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles1963 - It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
1961 - The Ladies Man
1959 - Operation Petticoat
Guest TV Roles
From 1957 Madlyn's closest girl friends were her fellow actresses/performers, Suzanne Pleshette & Faye Michael Nuell. They were her main support since she was found to have M.S. in the early 70s. They did whatever they could to help during the latter part of her career as the M.S. left her totally exhausted while practicing her trade as an Actress. She died from a combination of pneumonia and multiple sclerosis in December 2003.
- Both Rhue and her former husband, 'Tony Young (I)' (qv), were guest stars in the original _"Star Trek" (1966)_ (qv) series. He was in "Elann Of Troyus" and she as Khan's love interest in "Space Seed".
- Ex-daughter-in-law of 'Carleton G. Young' (qv).
- After going public with her MS, she was asked to participate in a National Multiple Sclerosis Society ad campaign. She initially turned it down, telling the Los Angeles Times that she had thought that the organization wanted her to do what she called "poor me" ads. She changed her mind after learning that the campaign would feature people with MS doing everything from scuba diving to skydiving. The 1988 ad showing Rhue in her wheelchair noted that she "can't walk so well anymore, but she can still perform." It was headlined, "Even with MS, Madlyn Rhue Is On a Roll."
- The last TV series Rhue appeared on was _"Murder, She Wrote" (1984)_ (qv), in which she played the recurring character of a librarian. Series star 'Angela Lansbury' (qv) reportedly had heard that Rhue was in danger of losing her Screen Actors Guild medical coverage because she was short of meeting the annual earnings requirement. Landsbury created the librarian character for Rhue and brought her in every three or four episodes so she could meet the requirements.
- After landing the role in _"Houston Knights" (1987)_ (qv), she placed a full-page ad in Variety headlined, "See the new Madlyn Rhue".
- Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1977.
- Passed away one year after her ex-husband 'Tony Young (I)' (qv). Young died of lung cancer in 2002.
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