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Beatrice Arthur

Arthur at the Emmy Awards, 1987
Born Bernice Frankel
May 13, 1922(1922-05-13)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Died April 25, 2009 (aged 86)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress, comedienne, singer
Years active 1947–2008
Spouse(s) Robert Alan Aurthur (divorced)
Gene Saks (1950–1978, divorced; 2 sons)
.Beatrice "Bea" Arthur (May 13, 1922 – April 25, 2009) was an American actress, comedienne and singer whose career spanned seven decades.^ PM on April 25, 2009 Feh.
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^ She was a comedianne, and actress and a singer with a career spanning seven decades.
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^ She was a wonderful singer, actress and comedienne.
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.Arthur achieved fame as the character Maude Findlay on the 1970s sitcoms All in the Family and Maude, and as Dorothy Zbornak on the 1980s sitcom The Golden Girls, winning Emmy Awards for both roles.^ In 1985 Arthur was cast as Dorothy Zbornak in the hit sitcom the Golden Girls .
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^ Arthur scored five Emmy nominations and one win for the role.
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^ Bea Arthur , who died Saturday at 86, was the winner of two Emmy Awards for her starring roles on classic sitcoms " Maude " and " The Golden Girls ."
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.A stage actress both before and after her television success, she won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her performance as Vera Charles in the original cast of Mame (1966).^ In 1966, she won the Tony award for best featured actress in a musical for "Mame," in which she co-starred with Angela Lansbury.
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^ Her work on the musical brought her a Tony award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical.
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^ She earned a Tony award in 1966 for her role on Broadway as Vera Charles, the best friend to Angela Lansbury’s Mame.
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Contents

Early life

.Arthur was born Bernice Frankel to Jewish[1] parents Philip and Rebecca Frankel in New York City on May 13, 1922.[2] In 1933 her family moved to Cambridge, Maryland, where her parents operated a women's clothing shop.^ Arthur was born in New York City, but she grew up in Maryland.
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^ May 1922 , New York City, New York, USA more Date of Death: .
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^ Born Beatrice Frankel on May 13, 1922, in New York City, she grew up in Maryland.
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.She attended Linden Hall High School, an all girls school in Lititz, Pennsylvania, before enrolling in the now-defunct Blackstone College for Girls in Blackstone, Virginia, where she was active in drama productions.^ Later, she attended Blackstone College for Girls in Blackstone, Virginia, where she was active in drama productions.
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^ As a young girl, Bea attended Linden Hall High School, an all girls school in Lititz, Pennsylvania.
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^ She attended the now-defunct Blackstone College in Blackstone, Virginia where she was active in drama productions.
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Career

Theater

.From 1947, Beatrice Arthur studied at the Dramatic Workshop of The New School in New York with German director Erwin Piscator.^ Arthur was born in New York City, but she grew up in Maryland.
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^ Although she didnt have animals as a child, she got her first dog when she moved to New York in 1947, a beautiful little Spitz named Muffin.

^ On the New York stage, Arthur found success in a version of Threepenny Opera in 1955.
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.Arthur began her acting career as a member of an off Broadway theater group at the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York City in the late 1940s.^ Arthur was born in New York City, but she grew up in Maryland.
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^ Arthur was born Bernice Frankel in New York City in 1922.
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^ Born on 13 May 1922 in New York City, Arthur launched her career as a member of the Off-Broadway company at the Cherry Lane Theatre.
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.On stage, her roles included Lucy Brown in the 1954 Off-Broadway premiere of Marc Blitzstein's English-language adaptation of Kurt Weill's Threepenny Opera, Yente the Matchmaker in the 1964 premiere of Fiddler on the Roof on Broadway, and a 1966 Tony Award-winning portrayal of Vera Charles to Angela Lansbury's Mame.^ In 1966, she took on the role of Vera Charles in the Jerry Herman musical Mame , for which she won the Tony.
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^ She went on to appear in the Broadway musical premieres of Fiddler on the Roof and, in 1966, Mame .
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^ Earlier in her career, Arthur tasted success on Broadway and on the big screen, even winning a Tony Award for her roles as Vera Charles, formidable pal of Angela Lansbury’s title character in Mame.
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.She reprised the role in the 1974 film version opposite Lucille Ball.^ Arthur went on to recreate the role in the 1974 film version alongside Lucille Ball.
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^ She reprised the latter role in the 1974 film version, starring alongside Lucille Ball.
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^ Arthur would later reprise the role of Vera on film opposite the Mame of Lucille Ball.
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.In 1981, she appeared in Woody Allen's The Floating Light Bulb.^ Arthur won a Tony Award for Mame , and her other Broadway credits include Threepenny Opera , The Floating Light Bulb , Bea Arthur on Broadway , and Fiddler on the Roof .
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^ In 1981, she appeared in Woody Allen's The Floating Lightbulb ; two decades later she toured the U.S. in a one-woman show which opened in Broadway in 2002 as Bea Arthur on Broadway: Just Between Friends .
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^ Arthur's last Broadway show was Woody Allen's The Floating Lightbulb .
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[3] .She made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in 1994 portraying the Duchess of Krakenthorp, a speaking role, in Gaetano Donizetti's La fille du régiment.^ Arthur made her Broadway debut as Lucy Brown in the 1954 production of The Threepenny Opera .
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[4]

Television

.In 1971, Arthur was invited by Norman Lear to guest-star on his sitcom All in the Family, as Maude Findlay, the cousin of Edith Bunker.^ Arthur first appeared in the landmark comedy series All in the Family as Edith Bunker's outspoken, liberal cousin, Maude Finley.
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^ She was hired to play the outspoken and liberal cousin of Edith Bunker, Maude Finley, on the popular All in the Family sitcom.
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^ Loved her as Maude and those few episodes when she played Edith Bunker’s cousin on All in the Family.
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.An outspoken liberal feminist, Maude was the antithesis to the bigoted, conservative Archie Bunker, who decried her as a "New Deal fanatic". Then nearly 50, Arthur's tart turn appealed to viewers and to executives at CBS, who, she would later recall, asked "'Who is that girl?^ Arthur later recalled it this way: .
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^ She proved a perfect foil for blue-collar bigot Archie Bunker (Carroll O'Connor), and their blistering exchanges were so entertaining that producer Norman Lear fashioned Arthur's own series.
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^ From coaxing the blues right out of the horn in the original Broadway production of Mame , to breaking ground as an outspoken liberal feminist in Maude , to wearing the crown as queen of the caustic quip in Golden Girls , Bea Arthur gave us a million reasons to smile.
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.Let's give her her own series.'"^ Let’s give her her own series,’” Arthur said.
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^ Let's give her her own series,'" Arthur said.
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^ Let's give her her own series,"' Arthur said.
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[5]
.That show, previewed in her second All in the Family appearance, would be simply titled Maude.^ "Maude" was also the final episode of All in the Family's second season.
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^ Arthur was a tremendous comedy actress, not only from GG but from her pioneering role as 'Maude' and earlier work on 'All in the Family'.
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^ Arthur first appeared in the landmark comedy series "All in the Family" as Edith Bunker's outspoken, liberal cousin, Maude Finley.
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.The show, debuting in 1972, would find her living in the affluent community of Tuckahoe, Westchester County, New York, with her husband Walter (Bill Macy) and divorced daughter Carol (Adrienne Barbeau).^ Her husband Walter (Bill Macy) became an alcoholic, and she underwent an abortion, which drew a torrent of viewer protests.
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^ Years ago, when I was living in New York and first starting out, I worked on [Sid Caesar's TV] show a couple of times, doing small parts 'under fives' they called it.
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^ In the former she played Maude Findlay, an outspoken liberal living in Westchester County, New York; the show was a spinoff from All in the Family , on which Arthur had appeared in the same role.
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.Her performance in the role garnered Arthur several Emmy and Golden Globe nominations, including her Emmy win in 1977 for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.^ She scored yet another Emmy nomination as Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for a role as a loopy babysitter on Malcolm in the Middle.
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^ She scored yet another Emmy nomination as Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for a role as a loopy babysitter on Malcolm in the Middle .
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^ Arthur scored five Emmy nominations and one win for the role.
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It would also earn a place for her in the history of the women's liberation movement.[6] .The groundbreaking series didn't shirk from addressing serious sociopolitical topics of the era that were fairly taboo for a sitcom, from the Vietnam War, the Nixon Administration and Maude's bid for a Congressional seat to divorce, menopause, drug use, alcoholism, nervous breakdown and spousal abuse.^ The sitcom addressed serious social issues, including a well-known two-part episode about abortion.
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^ Arthur’s best-known roles came in popular sitcoms that didn’t shy away from the serious issues of the day.
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.A prime example, "Maude's Dilemma", was a two-part episode in which Maude's character grapples with a late-life pregnancy, ultimately deciding to have an abortion.^ I loved her on Maude…so brave of her to have that mid-life prime-time abortion.
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^ The abortion episodes of 'Maude' are cultural touchstones.
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^ She was the first lead character in TV history to have an abortion in a powerful two-part episode that aired in November 1972, months before the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on the issue.
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The episode aired two months before the U.S. Supreme Court legalized the procedure in the Roe v. Wade decision.[7] .Though abortion was legal in New York State, it was illegal in many regions of the country and so controversial that dozens of affiliates refused to broadcast the episode.^ But many saw Maude as an enduring icon for women's liberation -- a big deal for the shy, Jewish girl born Bernice Frankel in New York City.
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^ Fifteen states have term limits for various officials, as do many local governments across the country.

^ The show was a hit, and ran for six years, during which time many controversial topics, including abortion, were tackled.
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.A reported 65 million viewers watched the two episodes either in their first run that November or the following summer as a re-run.^ She was the first lead character in TV history to have an abortion in a powerful two-part episode that aired in November 1972, months before the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on the issue.
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^ At first Mr. Vincey could scarcely credit this, but the universality of the report, and presently the dignified return of two futile policemen, convinced him.
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^ The first two, Norman (20 Aug 1914-) and Harold (19 Dec 1917-), moved to California with their mother in the summer of 1925.
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[8] By 1978, however, Arthur decided to move on from the series.
.That year, she costarred in The Star Wars Holiday Special, in which she had a song and dance routine in the Mos Eisley Cantina.^ No mention of the Star Wars Holiday Special?
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^ 'Maude,' 'Star Wars Holiday Special' star won Emmys and a Tony .
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^ Anybody who can go from Broadway to being a bartender in a Mos Eisley cantina sketch has my undying admiration.
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.She hosted The Beatrice Arthur Special on CBS on January 19, 1980, which paired the star in a musical comedy revue with Rock Hudson, Melba Moore and Wayland Flowers and Madame.^ Golden Girls star dies at 86 The actress Bea Arthur, best known as the caustic, deadpan star of the television comedy Golden Girls, has died of cancer at her home in Los Angeles.
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^ "Everybody Today Is Turning On," a song from her 1979 CBS variety special, was dedicated to the pleasures of getting high and sung with another gay icon, Rock Hudson; the video has become a YouTube favorite.
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^ LOS ANGELES (AP) - Beatrice Arthur, the tall, deep-voiced actress whose razor-sharp delivery of comedy lines made her a TV star in the hit shows "Maude" and "The Golden Girls" and who won a Tony Award for the musical "Mame," died Saturday.
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[9]
.After appearing in the short-lived 1983 sitcom Amanda's (an adaptation of the British series Fawlty Towers), Arthur was cast in the sitcom The Golden Girls in 1985, in which she played Dorothy Zbornak, a divorced substitute teacher living in a Miami house owned by Blanche Devereaux (Rue McClanahan).^ In 1985 Arthur was cast as Dorothy Zbornak in the hit sitcom the Golden Girls .
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^ Rue McClanahan remembers Bea Arthur .
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^ But the triumph was her role as Dorothy in Golden Girls.
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.Her other roommates included widow Rose Nylund (Betty White) and Dorothy's Sicilian mother, Sophia Petrillo (Estelle Getty).^ And she always had to have me on herright, and Betty [White] and Estelle [Getty] across the table from her.
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^ And that included her mother, 80-something Sophia Petrillo, in the mix.
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^ As the tart-tongued Dorothy, Arthur was a natural dueling with on-screen roommates rambling Rose ( Betty White ) and bawdy Blanche ( Rue McClanahan ) as well as her diminutive but domineering mother Sophia ( Estelle Getty ).
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.Getty was actually a year younger than Arthur in real life, and was heavily made up to look significantly older.^ In recent years, Arthur made guest appearances on shows including Curb Your Enthusiasm, Futurama and Malcolm in the Middle .
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^ More than disturbing news in light of the passing of Estelle Getty, and Bea Arthur.
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^ Bea Arthur's passing hit me like a ton of bricks–I knew she was getting up there in years, but it was still a shock.
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.The series became a hit, and remained a top-ten ratings fixture for six seasons.^ "Golden Girls" has been a pivotal series acquisition for Hallmark Channel and is already a huge success for the Top Ten cable TV network.
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^ Don't forget -- all six seasons of The Golden Girls series are available on DVD , too.
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^ While ratings for The Golden Girls faltered a bit during season six, the series still finished at a respectable tenth place.
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.Her performance led to several Emmy nominations over the course of the series and an Emmy win in 1988. Arthur decided to leave the show after seven years, and in 1992 the show was moved from NBC to CBS and retooled as The Golden Palace in which the other three actresses reprised their roles.^ Arthur scored five Emmy nominations and one win for the role.
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^ In 1992, Arthur announced she was leaving “Golden Girls.” The three other stars returned in “The Golden Palace,” but it lasted only one season.
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^ The show moved to CBS in 1992-93 and was titled The Golden Palace , but Bea didn't sign on for it.
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.Arthur made a guest appearance in a two-part episode.^ Bea did guest star in a two-part episode.
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^ Arthur made guest appearances on shows including "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "Malcolm in the Middle."
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^ When the movie version was made in 1973, Lansbury lost her role to Lucille Ball , who then insisted on Arthur continuing in the part of Mame's best chum, over the likes of two-time Oscar winner Bette Davis .
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Film

.Arthur also sporadically appeared in films, reprising her stage role as Vera Charles in the 1974 film adaption of Mame, opposite Lucille Ball.^ Arthur went on to recreate the role in the 1974 film version alongside Lucille Ball.
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^ For the featured role of Vera Charles in "Mame" she won a Tony.
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^ Arthur would later reprise the role of Vera on film opposite the Mame of Lucille Ball.
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.Additionally, Arthur portrayed overbearing mother Bea Vecchio in Lovers and Other Strangers (1970), and had a cameo as a Roman unemployment clerk in Mel Brooks' History of the World, Part 1 (1981).^ One of my favorite Bea Arthur roles was as the mother in "Lovers and Other Strangers."
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^ Arthur won a Tony Award for Mame , and her other Broadway credits include Threepenny Opera , The Floating Light Bulb , Bea Arthur on Broadway , and Fiddler on the Roof .
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^ Discuss this person with other users on IMDb message board for Bea Arthur .
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Later career

.After Arthur left The Golden Girls, she made several guest appearances on television shows and organized and toured in her one-woman show, alternately titled An Evening with Bea Arthur and And Then There's Bea.^ Golden Girls is my show and Bea Arthur was one of the best.
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^ The Golden Girls is my favorite show ever.
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^ I loved the Golden Girls and Bea Arthur was one of my favorite characters from the show.
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.She made a guest appearance on the American cartoon Futurama, in the Emmy-nominated episode "Amazon Women in the Mood", as the voice of the Femputer who ruled the giant Amazonian women.^ Arthur made guest appearances on shows including "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "Malcolm in the Middle."
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^ Since 2000, she made guest-starring appearances on Curb Your Enthusiasm and Futurama.
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^ In recent years, Arthur made guest appearances on shows including Curb Your Enthusiasm, Futurama and Malcolm in the Middle .
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She also appeared in an episode of Malcolm in the Middle as Mrs. White, Dewey's babysitter, in a first-season episode. .She was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance.^ She scored yet another Emmy nomination as Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for a role as a loopy babysitter on Malcolm in the Middle.
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^ Arthur picked up four more Emmy nods and one win as Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for the role.
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^ Emmy Award: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series .
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.She also appeared as Larry David's mother on Curb Your Enthusiasm.^ Played Larry David's mother on the season five finale of HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" .
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^ She did anepisode of Curb Your Enthusiasm , she participated in the PamelaAnderson roast… She did quite a few roasts.
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^ I loved the show and laughed again seeing her as Larry David's mother in CYE. She will always live through her work!
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.In 2002, she returned to Broadway starring in Bea Arthur on Broadway: Just Between Friends, a collection of stories and songs (with musician Billy Goldenberg) based on her life and career.^ Someone should do the Bea Arthur story!.
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^ Bea Arthur has 2100 friends.
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^ Arthur would also return to the stage and gain another Tony nod for "Bea Arthur on Broadway: Just Between Friends," a personal collection of stories and songs.
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.The show was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Special Theatrical Event.^ In 1966, she won the Tony award for best featured actress in a musical for "Mame," in which she co-starred with Angela Lansbury.
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^ In 2002, she returned to New York for her solo show "Bea Arthur on Broadway: Just Between Friends," which was nominated for a Tony for best special theatrical event.  .
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^ She contended for the Tony Award for special theatrical event, but lost to Elaine Stritch, who was starring in her own solo show "At Liberty."
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.The previous year had been the category's first, and there had been only one nominee.^ Can you imagine a case where there were two people in danger, one an opposite-sex spouse, the other a same-sex spouse, and only the opposite sex spouse was evacuated to safety?
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^ For the first time, we will reach contacts not only by registered lobbyists but also by unregistered ones, as...

^ There is, I believe, only room for one newspaper in the Tampa, St. Petersburg area and I am prognosticating that that newspaper will be the St. Petersburg Times.
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.That year, Arthur was up against solo performances by soprano Barbara Cook, comedian John Leguizamo, and Arthur's fellow student in Piscator's program at The New School, actress Elaine Stritch, who won for Elaine Stritch: At Liberty.^ Arthur won a Tony Award two years later for her performance as the boozy Vera Charles in the original production of Jerry Herman's Mame , which cast Angela Lansbury in the title role.
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^ The Awl extends its condolences to the family and friends of actress Bea Arthur, who passed away this weekend at the age of 86.
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^ Though holding administratively aloof from the London School after his first venture in their new journal, Waley had been keeping up with current scholarship.
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.In addition to appearing in a number of programs looking back at her own work, Arthur performed in stage and television tributes for Jerry Herman, Bob Hope and Ellen DeGeneres.^ Arthur won a Tony Award two years later for her performance as the boozy Vera Charles in the original production of Jerry Herman's Mame , which cast Angela Lansbury in the title role.
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^ I wasn't as familiar with Bea Arthur's early stage work & her Broadway/Off-Broadway roles that led to featured performances & Tony awards, but I can say that I was always there for all of her television roles, most notably that of Maude Finley in "All In The Family".
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^ She always looked back on her work and believed that God was working with her.

.In 2005, she participated in the Comedy Central roast of Pamela Anderson, where she recited explicit passages from Anderson's book Starstruck.^ Just the other night I (re) watched the Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson.
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^ After leaving "The Golden Girls" in 1992, the acclaimed actress guest-starred on "Malcolm in the Middle" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm," and in 2005 appeared at the Comedy Central roast of Pamela Anderson, delivering a deadpan reading of excerpts from the blond bombshell’s book "Star: The Novel," in which Anderson provides her fans with anal sex tips.
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^ Winding down her country-like road, I explained to Bea that we had met before at the Comedy Central Roast of Pam Anderson and she was like, "Oh that thing."
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Influences

In 1999, Arthur told an interviewer of the three influences in her career: "Sid Caesar taught me the outrageous; [method acting guru] Lee Strasberg taught me what I call reality; and [the original Threepenny Opera star], Lotte Lenya, whom I adored, taught me economy."[10]

Personal life and death

.Arthur was married twice, first to Robert Alan Aurthur, a screenwriter, television, and film producer and director, whose surname she took and kept (though with a modified spelling), and second to director Gene Saks from 1950 to 1978 with whom she had two sons, Matthew (born in 1961), an actor, and Daniel (born in 1964), a set designer.^ Arthur is survived by her sons and two granddaughters.
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^ I could have, and I was married to the director [Gene Saks] at the time, and he wanted me to do it.
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^ Twice married, Arthur is survived by her two adopted sons Matthew and Daniel Saks.
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.In 1972 she moved to the Greater Los Angeles Area and sublet her apartment on Central Park West in New York City and her country home in Bedford, New York.^ Or the New York City public schools.

^ In private life, Arthur was a well known activist for animals’ rights and a promoter of underground fights in high-end Los Angeles area night spots.
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^ Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead perform at a benefit concert on behalf of the Oxfam Haiti Relief Fund, Los Angeles, January 24, 2010 .
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[11]
.Arthur was a committed animal rights activist and frequently supported People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals campaigns.^ She was chairwoman of the Art Attack Foundation, a nonprofit performing arts scholarship organization, and was an honorary director of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
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^ In private life, Arthur was a well known activist for animals’ rights and a promoter of underground fights in high-end Los Angeles area night spots.
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^ Bea was a first class person and actress, animal rights activist, a GLBT supporter and a true feminist.
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.Arthur joined PETA in 1987 after a Golden Girls anti-fur episode.^ Bea Arthur was a true 'Golden Girl' .
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^ An honorary PETA director and the winner of multiple PETA Humanitarian Awards, Bea Arthur joined PETA in 1987, when the Golden Girls did an anti-fur episode and Arthur, Rue McClanahan, and Betty White filmed a PETA anti-fur PSA on the set of the show.
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^ I have watched the Golden Girls for many years (thank goodness the Hallmark Channel is showing old episodes late at night!
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[12] .Arthur wrote letters, made personal appearances and placed ads against the use of furs, foie gras, and farm animal cruelty by KFC suppliers.^ A tireless advocate for animals, Bea campaigned against the force-feeding of ducks in the foie gras trade, travelling to London with PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk , where she called on Harrod's to stop selling the cruelly made pâté.
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^ In recent years, Arthur made guest appearances on shows including Curb Your Enthusiasm, Futurama and Malcolm in the Middle .
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^ In recent years, Arthur made guest appearances on shows including "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "Malcolm in the Middle."
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.She appeared on Judge Judy as a witness for an animal rights activist, and, along with Pamela Anderson insisted on a donation to PETA in exchange for appearing on Comedy Central.^ In private life, Arthur was a well known activist for animals’ rights and a promoter of underground fights in high-end Los Angeles area night spots.
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^ Winding down her country-like road, I explained to Bea that we had met before at the Comedy Central Roast of Pam Anderson and she was like, "Oh that thing."
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^ Bea was a first class person and actress, animal rights activist, a GLBT supporter and a true feminist.
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[13]
.Arthur's longtime championing of civil rights for women, the elderly, and the Jewish & LGBT communities—in her two television roles and through her charity work and personal outspokenness—has led her to be cited as an LGBT icon.^ Playing liberal feminist Maude Findlay on the "All in the Family" spinoff would prepare her for the role of Dorothy, a snarky social commentator who regularly championed the civil rights of women, the elderly and the LGBT community.
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^ Bea Arthur, the actress best known for her roles as television's "Maude" and the sardonic Dorothy on "The Golden Girls," has died of cancer, a family spokesman said Saturday.
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^ Maude scored with television viewers immediately on its CBS debut in September 1972, and Arthur won an Emmy Award for the role in 1977.
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[14][15][16]
.Arthur died at her home in the Greater Los Angeles Area in the early morning hours of Saturday, April 25, 2009, shortly before her 87th birthday.^ PM on April 25, 2009 Feh.
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^ April 25, 2009 at 07:07 PM .
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^ PM on April 25, 2009 [ 4 favorites ] .
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.She had been ill from cancer,[10][17][18] and her body was cremated after her death.^ 'Twixt Capricorn and Cancer: Below the Thirty Fathoms - Sep 26, 1920 Pack-Horse Bells - Oct 3, 1920 The Coral Palace - Oct 10, 1920 Death Island - Oct 17, 1920 .

[19]
On April 28, 2009, the Broadway community paid tribute to Arthur by dimming the marquees of New York City's Broadway theater district in her memory for one minute at 8:00 P.M.[20][21]
.Arthur's surviving co-stars from The Golden Girls, Rue McClanahan and Betty White, commented on her death via telephone on an April 27 episode of Larry King Live[22][23] as well as other news outlets such as ABC.^ PM on April 27, 2009 Rue McClanahan and Betty White remember Bea Arthur [ video .
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^ Betty White was the oldest and Rue McClanahan had twelve years on them.
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^ Golden Girls star Bea Arthur dies at 86 .
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[24] .Longtime friends Adrienne Barbeau (with whom she had worked on Maude) and Angela Lansbury (with whom she had worked in Mame) released amicable statements: Barbeau said, "We've lost a unique, incredible talent.^ "She was a rare and unique performer and a dear, dear friend," Lansbury said in a statement.
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^ Her duet from MAME with Angela Lansbury, “Bosom Buddies,” is one of great “bring down the house” numbers in Broadway history.
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^ PM on April 25, 2009 [ 1 favorite ] Bea and Angela Lansbury reprise their famous "Bosom Buddies" duet from Mame for the Tony Awards.
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No one could deliver a line or hold a take like Bea and no one was more generous or giving to her fellow performers";[25] and Lansbury said, "She became and has remained my Bosom Buddy [...] I am deeply saddened by her passing, but also relieved that she is released from the pain".[26]
.Arthur bequeathed $300,000 to The Ali Forney Center, a New York City organization that provides housing for homeless LGBT youths.^ Bea Arthur leaves $300,000 to LGBT youths .
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^ Arthur was born Bernice Frankel in New York City in 1922.
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^ Or the New York City public schools.

[27] [28]

Awards

.Arthur won the American Theatre Wing's Tony Award in 1966 as Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her performance that year as Vera Charles in the original Broadway production of Jerry Herman's musical Mame.^ She won a Tony Award for featured actress in a musical in 1966 for the role of Vera Charles, bosom buddy to " Mame ."
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^ Mame (1966 Original Broadway Cast) (41 reviews - read ) .
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^ While both Bea and Angie had won Tonys for their performances 21 years earlier, "Mame" lost best musical of 1966 to "Man of La Mancha."
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She later received the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series twice, once in 1977 for Maude and again in 1988 for The Golden Girls.[29] She was inducted into the Academy's Hall of Fame in 2008.[30]
.On June 8, 2008, The Golden Girls was awarded the Pop Culture award at the Sixth Annual TV Land Awards.^ Herself - Performer The 45th Annual Academy Awards (1973) (TV) ....
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^ Bea Arthur , celebrities , celebs , Dorothy Zbornak , ETC , Florida , Golden Girls , Maude , Miami , pop culture , RIP , television , tv , women .
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^ Herself (1 episode, 2008)     - Episode dated 9 June 2008 (2008) TV episode ....
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.Arthur (in one of her final public appearances) accepted the award with co-stars Rue McClanahan and Betty White.^ Betty White was the oldest and Rue McClanahan had twelve years on them.
  • Dorothy, When You See Sophia in Heaven, Send Her Our Love, Too! | MetaFilter 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.metafilter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As the tart-tongued Dorothy, Arthur was a natural dueling with on-screen roommates rambling Rose ( Betty White ) and bawdy Blanche ( Rue McClanahan ) as well as her diminutive but domineering mother Sophia ( Estelle Getty ).
  • Bea Arthur was a true 'Golden Girl' | Gold Derby | Los Angeles Times 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC goldderby.latimes.com [Source type: General]
  • Bea Arthur was a true 'Golden Girl' | Gold Derby | Los Angeles Times 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC goldderby.latimes.com [Source type: General]

^ All the Golden Girls - Betty White and Rue McClanahan were the other two - won Emmies, but when Bea won hers, she was undoubtedly representing the whole company.
  • Obituary: Bea Arthur | World news | The Guardian 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

[31]

Television credits

.
  • Kraft Television Theatre (1951–1958)
  • Studio One (1951–1953)
  • Max Liebman Presents: Kaleidoscope (1955)
  • Caesar's Hour (regular performer 1954–1956)
  • The Seven Lively Arts (1958)
  • Omnibus (1958)
  • Hallmark Hall of Fame (1958)
  • The George Gobel Show (1959)
  • The Perry Como Show (1961)
  • All in the Family (1971 & 1972)
  • Maude (1972–1978)
  • The 45th Annual Academy Awards (1973)
  • The Mike Douglas Show (1974 & 1980)
  • The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1980, 1985, 1986, 1990)
  • Dinah (1975 & 1976)
  • Saturday Night Live (1976 & 1979)
  • Cos (1976)
  • Laugh-In (1977)
  • CBS: On the Air (1978)
  • The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978)
  • The Mary Tyler Moore Hour (1979)
  • The Beatrice Arthur Special (1980)
  • Soap (1980)
  • History of the World Part I (1981)
  • Omnibus (1981)
  • Nights of 100 Stars (1982)
  • Broadway Plays Washington on Kennedy Center Tonight (1982)
  • Amanda's (1983) (series; lasted 4 months)
  • a.k.a.^ She also appeared on none other than The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978) (TV).
    • MySpace - Bea Arthur - 86 - Female - Bel Air, California - myspace.com/beaveradorothymaude 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Maude scored with television viewers immediately on its CBS debut in September 1972, and Arthur won an Emmy Award for the role in 1977.
    • Golden Girls star Bea Arthur dies at 86 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.smh.com.au [Source type: General]
    • SitcomsOnline.com News Blog 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.sitcomsonline.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Maude” scored with television viewers immediately on its CBS debut in September 1972, and Arthur won an Emmy Award for the role in 1977.
    • Pink is the New Blog | Everybody's Business Is My Business » Blog Archive » Bea Arthur Passes Away At 86 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.pinkisthenewblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Pablo
    (1984)
  • P.O.P. (1984)
  • The Golden Girls (1985–1992)
  • Circus of the Stars #10 (1985)
  • NBC 60th Anniversary Celebration (1986)
  • Walt Disney World's 15th Birthday Celebration (1986)
  • Late Night with David Letterman (1986)
  • The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (1986)
  • The 13th Annual People's Choice Awards (1987)
  • This is Your Life" (1987)
  • The 41st Annual Tony Awards (1987)
  • Comic Relief '87 (1987)
  • Family Comedy Hour (1987)
  • Irving Berlin's 100th Birthday Celebration (1988)
  • Circus of the Stars #13 (1988)
  • My First Love (1988)
  • Empty Nest (1989)
  • Aspel & Company (1990)
  • Night of 100 Stars III (1990)
  • The 42nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1990)
  • Dame Edna's Hollywood (1991)
  • The Howard Stern Show (1992)
  • Guest Night (1992)
  • 6th Annual Americam Comedy Awards (1992)
  • The Golden Palace (1992)
  • This Joint Is Jumpin' (1993)
  • The 47th Annual Tony Awards (1993)
  • Boulevard Bio (1993)
  • Sean's Show (1993)
  • Jerry Herman's Broadway at the Hollywood Bowl (1994)

Theater performances

  • Lysistrata (1947)
  • The Dog Beneath the Skin (1947)
  • Yerma (1947)
  • No Exit (1948)
  • The Taming of the Shrew (1948)
  • Six Characters in Search of an Author (1948)
  • The Owl and the Pussycat (1948)
  • Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme (1949)
  • Yes is for a Very Young Man (1949)
  • The Creditors (1949)
  • Heartbreak House (1949)
  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1951)
  • Personal Appearance (1951)
  • Candle Light (1951)
  • Love or Money (1951)
  • The Voice of the Turtle (1951)
  • The New Moon (1953)
  • The Threepenny Opera (1954)
  • What's the Rush? (1955)
  • Shoestring Revue (1955)
  • Plain and Fancy (1955)
  • Seventh Heaven (1955)
  • Mistress of the Inn (1956)
  • Ziegfeld Follies (1956)
  • Nature's Way (1957)
  • Ulysses in Nighttown (1958)
  • The Gay Divorcee at the Cherry Lane (1960)
  • A Matter of Position (1962)
  • Fiddler on the Roof (1964)
  • Mame (1966)
  • The Floating Lightbulb (1981)
  • La Fille du Regiment (1994)
  • Bermuda Avenue Triangle (1995–1996)
  • Angela Lansbury - A Celebration (November 17, 1996) (benefit concert)
  • After Play (1997–1998)
  • Strike Up The Band (2000)
  • An Evening with Bea Arthur in Westport, Connecticut (July 28–30, 2000)
  • And Then There's Bea United States Tour (April 24, 2001 – January 13, 2002)
  • Bea Arthur on Broadway: Just Between Friends in New York, New York (January 29, 2002 – April 14, 2002)
  • An Evening with Bea Arthur in Santa Fe, New Mexico (September 24, 2002)
  • And Then There's Bea in Melbourne, Australia (October 15–27, 2002)
  • And Then There's Bea in Sydney, Australia (October 29 – November 10, 2002)
  • Bea Arthur on Broadway: Just Between Friends in Toronto, Canada (November 20 – December 8, 2002)
  • And Then There's Bea in Johannesburg, South Africa (August 12–24, 2003)
  • And Then There's Bea in Cape Town, South Africa (August 26 – September 7, 2003)
  • Bea Arthur at The Savoy in London, England (September 15 – October 18, 2003)
  • An Evening with Bea Arthur in Los Angeles, California (January 31 – February 1, 2004)
  • An Evening with Bea Arthur in Saugatuck, Michigan (May 22–23, 2004)
  • A Celebration of Life in Washington, D.C. (May 26, 2004)
  • Bea Arthur at the El Portal in North Hollywood, California (August 5–8, 2004)
  • An Evening with Bea Arthur in Provincetown, Massachusetts (August 21, 2004)
  • An Evening with Bea Arthur in Columbus, Georgia (October 30, 2004)
  • An Evening with Bea Arthur in Nyack, New York (March 4–6, 2005)
  • An Evening with Bea Arthur in Fort Wayne, Indiana (April 17, 2005)
  • An Evening with Bea Arthur in Mount Pleasant, Michigan (April 19, 2005)
  • An Evening with Bea Arthur in Atlantic City, New Jersey (June 3–4, 2005)
  • An Evening with Bea Arthur in Holmdel, New Jersey (June 7, 2005)
  • An Evening with Bea Arthur in Las Vegas, Nevada (August 27, 2005)
  • An Evening with Bea Arthur in Hampton, Virginia (September 16–17, 2005)
  • An Evening with Bea Arthur in Alexandria, Virginia (September 22, 2005)
  • An Evening with Bea Arthur in Geneva, New York (September 24, 2005)
  • Bea Arthur Back on Broadway (at 95th Street) in New York, New York (November 21, 2005)
  • An Evening with Bea Arthur in San Francisco, California (January 7, 2006)
  • An Evening with Bea Arthur in Salem, Oregon (January 21, 2006)
  • Bea Arthur Back at the El Portal in North Hollywood, California (February 16–19, 2006)
  • An Evening with Bea Arthur in Scottsdale, Arizona (February 24–25, 2006)
  • An Evening with Bea Arthur in University Park, Illinois (March 19, 2006)

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  28. ^ The Ali Forney Center - The Bea Arthur Residence for LGBT Youth
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