Saturday, April 25, 2009

RIP, Bea Arthur

Bea Arthur passed away at the age of 86 years:
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. She was 86.

Arthur died peacefully at her Los Angeles home with her family at her side, family spokesman Dan Watt said. She had cancer, Watt said, declining to give further details.
And from her classic show, Maude, this classic (and rather timely) clip:


  1. I just read this on yahoo news. How sad... :-( I loved Bea Arthur. You picked the perfect clip for this post.

  2. I remember watching Maude as a young girl. She was my first exposure to strong, opinionated, political women. Shaped my worldview immensely. Bea Arthur will be missed.