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Bea Arthur

Born: 1922-05-13 - Died: 2009-04-25
Cause of Death:
Cancer, not confirmed though


Death Summary: Beatrice Arthur died peacefully in her Greater Los Angeles Area home in the early morning hours of April 25, 2009. She had been suffering from cancer for some time, but it's unsure if this is the result of her death.

Who was Bea Arthur : Arthur was a comedian, singer and actress who is probably best known for her roles in the widely popular television shows Maude and The Golden Girls.

In 1972 Arthur was cast as the title character in the series entitled Maude. In the series, Maude lived in the community of Tuckahoe, Westchester County, New York with her husband Walter and divorced daughter Carol. The show was a spin-off from All in the Family.

In 1985 Arthur was cast as Dorothy Zbornak, a divorced substitute living in Miami with three other sassy old ladies. In the show Estelle Getty was cast as her mother, even though Getty was a year younger than Arthur in real life. The Golden Girls was a huge hit, it remained in the top 10 for six seasons.

Later in life she made guest apperances on Malcom in the Middle, and she also made an apperance in the HBO television show Curb Your Enthusiasm.
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  1. Lisa Palmgren Hogg Says:

    Oh Bea Arthur….What can I say….You are Missed….The whole world misses you…
    I wish they would Put the Maude Series on TV again….That was so Innovative and ahead of its time back then….You are loved and missed

  2. patrisia j. Says:

    Loved you so much in golden girls, when i wanted to relax and feel at home your show was the one! Love, patrisia j.

  3. Andrew C Says:

    Bea, what an amazing lady!! I myself watch re run after re run of the Golden girls and love to watch your wonderful talent. You were one of a kind, it’s true god only takes the best. RIP sweetheart.

  4. Sue Keller Says:

    This Golden Girl will be soarly missed, I watch the reruns every day and still laugh at her, that show actually puts me in a good mood. RIP Dorothy

  5. karen Says:

    you made me laugh no matter what kind of mood I was in and you will be missed

  6. Herb Says:

    Her timing was impeccable; equal to or greater than the Grand Master, Jack Benny. We’ll miss you Bea!

  7. LIZ adames Says:

    remember maude, and the golden girls, so funny. you will be missed.

  8. susan robinson Says:

    Loved her in the Golden Girls.

  9. kimberly villareal Says:

    i like the show golden girls, and always watch the rerun, she was funny, and a good actress

  10. suzanne Says:

    one in a million—–missed greatly—nobody did it better————–sing with the angels

  11. jgallucqugkbs@aol.com Says:

    bea,you were great from maude to the golden girls there will never be any actress who could take your place for witt & acting in a comedy series i miss you god bless you r.i.p say hello to blance & sofia they were also great miss you everyday.

  12. jgallucqugkbs@aol.com Says:

    Bea, I’ve loved you for years,from the maude series to the golden girls.You was a great actress. I miss you everytime i watch the golden girls.You were the rock of the show,As good as the others were,and they were great. God Bless You,and peace be with you. i will miss the laughter. goodbye Dorothy Bless You.

  13. Lady Minerva Says:

    A beautiful soul taken. Forever I will miss you – I will continue to follow your morals, etc. Bless you Bea Arthur, for your role in The Golden Girls as Dorothy Zborniak kept me from sinking into the black pits of postpartum depression. May your soul rest for eternity. I hope you’ve found your way in Paradise.

  14. Davey Vela Says:

    I thought you were one of the best and funniest ladies in the theatre. Loved you rest in Peace

  15. KATHY BARNETT Says:

    THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND. DOROTHY SPORNAK WILL LIVE IN OUR HEARTS FOREVER. WE LOVE YOU.

  16. cherese Says:

    what an amazing woman…. if only i had a granny with her sense of humour… RIP

  17. Heanes Says:

    She had a massive penis.


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