Bea Arthur

Bea Arthur
1922 - 2009
Bea Arthur  American Actress

Bea Arthur dating history


Bea Arthur was previously married to Gene Saks (1950 - 1978) and Robert Alan Aurthur (1947 - 1950).


American Actress Bea Arthur was born Bernice Phyllis Frankel on 13th May, 1922 in New York City, New York, USA and passed away on 25th Apr 2009 Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, USA aged 86. She is most remembered for Maude Findlay on All in the Family and Maude, Dorothy Zbornak on 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: Mame, Emmy Award winners and American contraltos.


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Relationship Statistics

Married2 29 years, 6 months 16 years, 9 months 4 years
Total2 29 years, 6 months 16 years, 9 months 4 years


First Name Beatrice
Last Name Arthur
Full Name at Birth Bernice Phyllis Frankel
Alternative Name Bea, Bea Arthur, Beatrice Arthur
Age 86 (age at death) years
Birthday 13th May, 1922
Birthplace New York City, New York, USA
Died 25th April, 2009
Place of Death Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, USA
Cause of Death Lung Cancer
Buried Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
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
High School Blackstone College for Girls
University Franklin Institute, The New School
Occupation Text Actress, comedian, singer, activist
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame Maude Findlay on All in the Family and Maude, Dorothy Zbornak on The Golden Girls
Year(s) Active 1947–2008, 1945–2008
Friend Angela Lansbury, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, Estelle Getty

Beatrice Arthur (born Bernice Frankel; May 13, 1922 – April 25, 2009) was an American actress and comedian.

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Bea Arthur86 TaurusActress
Gene Saks93 ScorpioActor
Robert Alan Aurthur56 CancerScreenwriter


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
MatthewMale14th July, 196162 years oldGene Saks
DanielMale8th May, 196459 years oldGene Saks


Enemies of Laughter2000Paul's MotherMovie
Curb Your Enthusiasm2000Larry's MotherTV Show
Malcolm in the Middle2000Mrs. WhiteTV Show
Beggars and Choosers1999Beatrice ArthurTV 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
Noel's House Party1991Special GuestTV Show
The Earth Day Special1990Dorothy ZbornakTV Show
My First Love1988Jean MillerTV Movie
Empty Nest1988Dorothy ZbornakTV Show
The Golden Girls1985Dorothy Zbornak, Sophia's MotherTV Show
a.k.a. Pablo1984TV Show
P.O.P.1984Rosalyn GordonTV Movie
Amanda's1983Amanda CartwrightTV Show
History of the World: Part I1981Dole Office Clerk (uncredited)Movie
The Mary Tyler Moore Hour1979Bea ArthurTV Show
The Star Wars Holiday Special1978Ackmena (as Beatrice Arthur)TV Movie
Laugh-In1977Guest PerformerTV Show
Soap1977AngelTV Show
Mame1974Vera Charles (as Beatrice Arthur)Movie
Maude1972Maude FindlayTV Show
All in the Family1971Cousin Maude, Maude FindlayTV Show
Lovers and Other Strangers1970Bea (as Beatrice Arthur)Movie
The Sid Caesar Show1963Regular (1963)TV Show
That Kind of Woman1959WAC (uncredited)Movie
The Gift of the Magi1958Mrs. Abercrombie (as Beatrice Arthur)TV Movie
The Phil Silvers Show1955Olga McGuireTV Show
Max Liebman Presents: Kaleidoscope1955GuestTV Movie
Omnibus1952Ugly WitchTV Show
Once Upon a Tune1951Performer (1951)TV Show
Studio One in Hollywood1948Theatre Charge NurseTV Show
Kraft Theatre1947TV Show
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Posted commentsView all comments (53)

rn_tracy1_rnrn_tracy1_rnApr 27, 2013

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

rn_tracy1_rnrn_tracy1_rnApr 7, 2013

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

rn_tracy1_rnrn_tracy1_rnApr 7, 2013

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

dimples101dimples101Jan 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!

jubaby30jubaby30Jan 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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