Thursday, December 09, 2010

Not Everyone Is Proud to Claim the Title

Bea Arthur Was A Truck-Driving Marine | The Smoking Gun: "For some reason, Arthur did not speak about her time with the Marines. In fact, in a videotaped interview (excerpted below) conducted as part of an Academy of Television Arts & Sciences archives project, Arthur flatly denied serving in the military. When an interviewer said that she had read somewhere that Arthur had once joined the Marines, the actress answered, “Oh, no. No.”"

4 comments:

Todd Mason said...

Well, most of the smarter folks opted for the Air Force, I gather...and people were always dogging her for her mannishness...I wasn't aware the Marines had been desegregated, even for WW2...

David Cranmer said...

I'm betting Todd is right about the mannish point but I groaned at the cliche first half of his comment.

~David Cranmer
Former US Army

(all fun, TM)

Anonymous said...

This is a very sad commentary on where this country is today - look at the vicious anonymous comments under the piece.

Jeff

Bill Crider said...

As S. S. would be the first to tell you, the world is full of stupid people.