Bea Arthur

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  • Birth Name: Bernice Frankel
  • Birth Place: New York, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 05/13/1922, Taurus
  • Date of Death: 04/25/2009
  • Profession: Actor; singer; comedian
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Weekend TV: Rosemary's Baby, Penny Dreadful and Remembering Murphy

The devil made them remake it. What other excuse can there be for NBC's glossy but laborious two-part revisiting of the Ira Levin supernatural classic Rosemary's Baby (Sunday, 9/8c, concludes next Thursday)? Perversely scheduled to begin on the evening of Mother's Day, this unnecessarily expanded miniseries version owes a huge debt to The Omen for many of its telegraphed shocks.

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Jimmy Kimmel Did Not Buy Nude Bea Arthur Portrait

Jimmy Kimmel is a notorious prankster, but it turns out his biggest one yet was only an accident.

Contrary to reports, it turns out the comedian was only joking about purchasing the nearly $2 million nude Bea Arthur portrait.read more

Videos

Amazon Tour
To Bea or Not to Bea?
Bea Arthur Sings for NBC's 60th Anniversary
Bea Arthur and a Seal

More Clips & Interviews

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For Better or Worse
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For Better or Worse
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For Better or Worse (1995)
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Mame

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Amazon Women In the Mood
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Waterpark
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One Flew Out of the Cuckoo's Nest, Pt. 1
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Home Again Rose, Pt. 2

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Credits

Year Title Description
2007 TV Land Awards TV Show Series, Appearing
2005 Roast of Pamela Anderson TV Show Series, Appearing
2004 TV's Greatest Sidekicks TV Show Series, Guest
2004 Broadway Movie, Actor
1995 For Better Or Worse Movie, Actor - Beverly

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News

Naked Painting of Golden Girls' Bea Arthur Sells for Nearly $2 Million

These are not the Golden Girls you were expecting.

A painting of a topless Bea Arthur sold for $1.9 million to an anonymous buyer at Christie's auction house on Wednesday night, the New York Post reports.

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Ice Cream Shop Honors Golden Girls

Late Golden Girls stars Rue McClanahan and Bea Arthur are being honored... with ice cream!

New York's famous Big Gay Ice Cream Shop is opening up a new location in the West Village, and adding another Golden Girls-inspired item to the menu. (Arthur was already a fixture at the original.)

Which TV shows should reunite?

So what exactly are the treats made of?

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Keck's Exclusives: Marc Cherry's Top Secret Golden Girls Reunion First Look

Shhh. Here's an exclusive first look at writer/producer Marc Cherry's super top secret Golden Girls reunion project, starring from left to right: Betty White (Rose), Estelle Getty (Sophia), Bea Arthur (Dorothy) and Rue McClanahan (Blanche). No worries that three quarters of the cast passed away over the last few years, as no dialogue was written for this reunion. Rather, the skeletal ladies were on display as part of a Halloween lawn display treat for fortunate trick or treaters who visited Marc's L.A. home two weeks back.
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Keck's Exclusives: Betty White and Marc Cherry Remember Their Golden Girl, Rue McClanahan

While it's hardly unusual for Hollywood actresses to lie about their ages, Rue McClanahan was one of the rare gems who actually feigned being a few years older just to get herself cast as one of the Golden Girls. "Rue told me when she saw that Golden Girls script, she had to be a part of it, even if she had to lie about her age," Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry, who worked as a staff writer on the 1985-92 sitcom about four sexually active Miami seniors, tells TV Guide Magazine.

The Oklahoma native... read more

Castmates Remember Rue McClanahan

Rue McClanahan, who passed away June 3 after suffering a massive stroke, is remembered fondly by her former costars. "Rue was a close and dear friend. I treasured our relationship," Betty White, McClanahan's costar on The Golden Girls, said in a statement. "It hurts more than I ... read more

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