Bea Arthur

Bea Arthur
1922 - 2009

Bea Arthur  American Actress


Beatrice "Bea" Arthur (born Bernice Frankel, May 13, 1922 – April 25, 2009) was an American actress, comedian, and singer whose career spanned seven decades....

Confirmed Relationships1
Longest Relationship27 yrs, 8 mths
Shortest Relationship27 yrs, 8 mths
Average Relationship Length27 yrs, 8 mths
Rumored Relationships1
First Name Beatrice
Last Name Arthur
Full Name at Birth Bernice Frankel
Alternative Name Bea
Age 86 (age at death) years
Birthday 13th May, 1922
Birthplace New York City, New York, USA
Died 25th April, 2009
Place of Death Los Angeles, California, USA
Cause of Death Cancer
Height 5' 10" (178 cm)
Build Slim
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Grey
Distinctive Feature Deep Voice
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Sexuality Straight
Religion Jewish
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Actress, Singer, Comic
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame Maude, The Golden Girls
Year(s) Active 1947–2008
Friend Angela Lansbury, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, Estelle Getty
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Bea Arthur86 TaurusActress
Gene Saks93 ScorpioActor
Robert Alan Aurthur56 CancerScreenwriter


Male14th July, 196154 years old
Male14th July, 196154 years old
Male8th May, 196452 years old
Male8th May, 196452 years old

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Enemies of Laughter2000 Paul's Mother Movie
Malcolm in the Middle2000 Mrs. White TV Show
Beggars and Choosers1999 Beatrice Arthur TV Show
Curb Your Enthusiasm1999 Larry's Mother TV Show
Futurama1999 Femputer TV Show
Emily of New Moon1998 The Voice TV Show
For Better or Worse1995 Beverly Makeshift Movie
Ellen1994 Bea Arthur TV Show
Dave's World1993 Mel Bloom TV Show
The Golden Palace1992 Dorothy Hollingsworth TV Show
My First Love1988 Jean Miller TV Movie
Empty Nest1988 Dorothy Zbornak TV Show
The Golden Girls1985 Dorothy Zbornak TV Show
a.k.a. Pablo1984 TV Show
P.O.P.1984 Rosalyn Gordon TV Movie
Amanda's1983 Amanda Cartwright TV Show
History of the World: Part I1981 Dole office clerk Movie
The Star Wars Holiday Special1978 Ackmena TV Movie
Laugh-In1977 TV Show
Soap1977 Angel TV Show
Mame1974 Vera Charles Movie
Maude1972 Maude Findlay TV Show
All in the Family1971 Maude Findlay TV Show
Lovers and Other Strangers1970 Bea Vecchio (as Beatrice Arthur) Movie
The Sid Caesar Show1963 Regular (1963) TV Show
That Kind of Woman1959 WAC (uncredited) Movie
The Seven Lively Arts1957 Hostess TV Show
Max Liebman Presents: Kaleidoscope1955 Guest TV Movie
Caesar's Hour1954 Regular TV Show
Omnibus1952 Ugly Witch TV Show
Once Upon a Tune1951 TV Show
Studio One in Hollywood1948 TV Show
Kraft Theatre1947 TV Show
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    rn_tracy1_rnApr 27, 2013

    Who would have thought a stint on All in the Family would have lead to such a career?

    rn_tracy1_rnApr 7, 2013

    you were one in a million. You truly are a Golden Girl.

    rn_tracy1_rnApr 7, 2013

    You were the best Bea. RIP. You will be missed.

    dimples101Jan 8, 2012

    she is so missed! RIP beautiful!

    KellyJan 26, 2011

    I watched the Golden girls everyday, too. She was my favorite actress, and still is. She will be missed. RIP

    stacyMar 17, 2010

    I watch The Golden Girls every day and I absolutely just love Dorothy! She is the best and she will always be missed!

    jubaby30Jan 25, 2010

    she was one of da best may god bless her r.i.p

    lexus .sJan 7, 2010

    i remeber her from golden girls my greatgrandmom use to watch the show which she still do i remeber her when i was lil i will all ways r.i.p bea luv u gone but not forgotten

    Mike from ShreveportDec 31, 2009

    Thank you for being a friend. You were a great talent and a fabulous, funny woman. You`ll be missed.

    Howard Gorse - TyrerDec 28, 2009

    Watching the golden girls with Bea Arther helped me get through some difficult times living with a manic depressive and having HIV has lifted my bad times and filled my heart with joy and brought smiles to my face every day since i got hooked on the program and even today I go to bed watching at least 1 or 2 epasodes fantastic sadly missed but always alive on with the power of tv dvd.

    meganNov 21, 2009

    She is one of the best!

    LindseyOct 12, 2009

    She was a truly gifted actress. Its comforting to know that you can see her at one of the many great careers of her life, on The Golden Girls. Which shows reruns quite often.

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