Saturday, April 25, 2009

Bea Arthur, R. I. P.

Bea Arthur, star of 'Golden Girls' and 'Maude' dies at 86 - Los Angeles Times: "A family spokesman for Bea Arthur says the star of TV's 'Maude' and 'The Golden Girls' has died.

Spokesman Dan Watt says the 86-year-old Arthur died at home early today. He says Arthur had cancer, but declined to give further details.

The tall, deep-voiced actress won a Tony Award for the musical 'Mame' and Emmy Awards for 'The Golden Girls' and 'Maude.' Arthur's razor-sharp delivery of comedy lines helped make the sitcoms hits and turned the veteran stage and film actress into popular TV star."


Janet Rudolph said...

So sad. Such an outstanding actress.

Benjie said...

And then there's Maud . . . R.I.P.

Todd Mason said...

Indeed, "Maude" gone, Benjie.

She was a genuinely diverse talent and a good sport (or else she wouldn't've shown up for the Pamela Anderson "roast" nor THE STAR WARS HOLIDAY SPECIAL, even if she did get to sing ersatz Kurt Weill in the latter).

Nomad said...

Bea Arthur was the alpha Golden Girl
she'll be missed