Bea Arthur, Dead at 86

In MemoriumBea Arthur was 86. She played Dorothy Zbornak on The Golden Girls, the title character in Maude and she ran the cantina on Tatooine in the Star Wars Holiday Special.

In grade 7 I attended a gifted program and my teacher there regarded Bea Arthur as her best friend. She was always bringing in photos of her and Bea and telling us Bea Arthur tales. I felt as if I knew her.

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Oh no!

April 25, 2009 @ 4:48 PM


In grade 7 I had qualified for a top math class via beginning of the school year testing. Sat for its first five minutes while another teacher came in, argued with the other - about me - and was summarily & permanently removed to her larger 'average' class.

It's always sad to hear about anyone's passing however.

April 25, 2009 @ 6:44 PM


Always loved the rumored joke she made below.

It was in that little SF theater where she told the hilarious story of being on Broadway in a production of The Diary of Anne Frank. Anne was played by none other than a young Pia Zadora who was, Bea said, so bad that when the Nazis came knocking at the door, the entire audience rose in unison and yelled, "She's in the attic!"

April 26, 2009 @ 1:05 AM


A bad flu, a depression and a coloured in the White comes Maude

April 26, 2009 @ 1:35 PM

Toronto Mike

Great clip - Archie Bunker reminds me of Argie.

April 26, 2009 @ 2:07 PM

Mike from Lowville

"Great clip - Archie Bunker reminds me of Argie."

Ha Ha Ha Ha.....good one!

April 27, 2009 @ 9:47 AM

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