Bea Arthur

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Beatrice Arthur

Beatrice Arthur in 2005
Born Bernice Frankel
May 13, 1922(1922-05-13)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Died April 25, 2009 (aged 86)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1947 – 2008
Notable works Vera Charles, Mame
Maude Findlay, Maude
Dorothy Zbornak, The Golden Girls
Spouse Robert Alan Arthur
(1948; divorced),
Gene Saks
(1950 – 1980; divorced)
Children Adopted:
Daniel Arthur
Matthew Arthur
Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
1977 Maude
1988 The Golden Girls
Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical
1966 Mame

Beatrice "Bea" Arthur (May 13, 1922 - April 25, 2009) was an American actress, comedian and singer. She is best known for her roles on the comedy television series, Maude and The Golden Girls. She was Jewish.[1]

Early life[change | change source]

Bea Arhur was born in Brooklyn, New York City. Her parents are Philip and Rebecca Frankelin. She grew up in Cambridge, Maryland. After the Highschool and the Junior College she did an apprenticeship as a Medical Laboratory Technician and she was as a volunteer for the United States Marine Corps.

Career[change | change source]

Theater[change | change source]

In 1946 she moved back to New york and studied acting with Erwin Piscator.

Personal life[change | change source]

In the 1940s she was married with the author and producer Robert Alan Aurthur. In 1950 she married Gene Saks.

References[change | change source]

  1. Bea Arthur dead

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