Bea Arthur  American Actress

Current Status

Bea Arthur passed away on 25th Apr 2009 aged 86.


Bea Arthur was in a relationship with Robert Alan Aurthur.

Bea Arthur had 4 children, Matthew (55), Matthew (55), Daniel (52) and Daniel (52).


Bea Arthur is a 86 year old American Actress. Born Bernice Frankel on 13th May, 1922 in New York City, New York, USA, she is famous for Maude, The Golden Girls in a career that spans 1947–2008. Her zodiac sign is Taurus.

Bea Arthur was in 17 on-screen matchups, notably with Alex Rocco in The Golden Girls (1985), Bill Macy in Maude (1972), Dick Van Dyke in The Golden Girls (1985), Hal Linden in The Golden Girls (1985) and Herb Edelman in The Golden Girls (1985).

Bea Arthur is a member of the following lists: Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Primetime Emmy Award winners, People from Bedford, New York and Actresses from Maryland.


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Dating History

Partner Comparison

Bea Arthur86 TaurusActress
Gene Saks93 ScorpioActor
Robert Alan Aurthur56 CancerScreenwriter


Male14th July, 196155 years old
Male14th July, 196155 years old
Male8th May, 196452 years old
Male8th May, 196452 years old


Enemies of Laughter2000Paul's MotherMovie
Malcolm in the Middle2000Mrs. WhiteTV Show
Beggars and Choosers1999Beatrice ArthurTV Show
Curb Your Enthusiasm1999Larry's MotherTV Show
Futurama1999FemputerTV Show
Emily of New Moon1998The VoiceTV Show
For Better or Worse1995Beverly MakeshiftMovie
Ellen1994Bea ArthurTV Show
Dave's World1993Mel BloomTV Show
The Golden Palace1992Dorothy HollingsworthTV Show
My First Love1988Jean MillerTV Movie
Empty Nest1988Dorothy ZbornakTV Show
The Golden Girls1985Dorothy ZbornakTV Show
a.k.a. Pablo1984TV Show
P.O.P.1984Rosalyn GordonTV Movie
Amanda's1983Amanda CartwrightTV Show
History of the World: Part I1981Dole office clerkMovie
The Star Wars Holiday Special1978AckmenaTV Movie
Laugh-In1977TV Show
Soap1977AngelTV Show
Mame1974Vera CharlesMovie
Maude1972Maude FindlayTV Show
All in the Family1971Maude FindlayTV Show
Lovers and Other Strangers1970Bea Vecchio (as Beatrice Arthur)Movie
The Sid Caesar Show1963Regular (1963)TV Show
That Kind of Woman1959WAC (uncredited)Movie
The Seven Lively Arts1957HostessTV Show
Max Liebman Presents: Kaleidoscope1955GuestTV Movie
Caesar's Hour1954RegularTV Show
Omnibus1952Ugly WitchTV Show
Once Upon a Tune1951TV Show
Studio One in Hollywood1948TV Show
Kraft Theatre1947TV Show
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Posted commentsView all comments (53)

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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    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 Relationships2
    Longest Relationship28 yrs
    Shortest Relationship28 yrs
    Average Relationship Length14 yrs
    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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