Bea Arthur

The Golden Girls
1922 - 2009

Bea Arthur  American Actress

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


Bea Arthur was previously married to Gene Saks (1950 - 1978) and Robert Alan Aurthur.


American Actress Bea Arthur was born Bernice Frankel on 13th May, 1922 in New York City, New York, USA and passed away on 25th Apr 2009 Los Angeles, California, USA aged 86. She is most remembered for Maude, The Golden Girls. Her zodiac sign is Taurus.

Bea Arthur was in 17 on-screen matchups, including 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: People who were cremated, Deaths from cancer of unknown primary origin and Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Primetime Emmy Award winners.


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Relationship Statistics

Married2 28 years 14 years -
Total2 28 years 14 years -


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

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

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Partner Comparison

Bea Arthur86 TaurusActress
Gene Saks93 ScorpioActor
Robert Alan Aurthur56 CancerScreenwriter


MatthewMale14th July, 196155 years old
MatthewMale14th July, 196155 years old
DanielMale8th May, 196452 years old
DanielMale8th 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
The Earth Day Special1990Dorothy ZbornakTV Movie
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
The Phil Silvers Show1955Olga McGuireTV 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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