Bea Arthur

Celebrity

Biography

  • 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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Bea Arthur Fast Facts:
  • Attended New York's Dramatic Workshop of the New School for Social Research with Tony Curtis, Harry Belafonte, Marlon Brando, Walter Matthau and Rod Steiger.
  • Made TV debut in a 1951 episode of Kraft Television Theatre, which led to steadier work on Caesar's Hour.
  • Debuted on Broadway in a 1954 production of The Threepenny Opera.
  • She was two months younger than Estelle Getty, who played her sharp-tongued mother, Sophia Petrillo, on Golden Girls.
  • Was an avid supporter of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals).
  • Bea Arthur Relationships:
  • Daniel Saks - Son
  • Gertrude Frankel - Sister
  • Gene Saks - Ex-husband
  • Matthew Saks - Son
  • Philip Frankel - Father
  • Rebecca Frankel - Mother
  • Marian Frankel - Sister
  • Robert Alan Aurthur - Ex-husband
  • Bea Arthur Awards:
  • 1975 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1978 Emmy: Outstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in Variety or Music - Nominee
  • 1986 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1988 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1973 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1966 Tony: Actress, Supporting or Featured (Musical) - Winner
  • 1976 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1978 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1989 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1974 Emmy: Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1976 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1978 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1986 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1989 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1977 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 1987 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1973 Emmy: Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1987 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1974 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1988 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 2002 Tony: Special Theatrical Event - Nominee
  • 2000 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended Blackstone College, Blackstone, VA; attended Franklin Institute of Science and Arts, Philadelphia, PA

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