Beatrice Arthur in 2005
May 13, 1922
New York City, U.S.
|Died||April 25, 2009 (aged 86)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Years active||1947 – 2008|
|Notable works||Vera Charles, Mame
Maude Findlay, Maude
Dorothy Zbornak, The Golden Girls
|Spouse||Robert Alan Arthur
(1950 – 1980; divorced)
|Awards||Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
1988 The Golden Girls
Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical
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.
Early life[change | change source]
Bea Arhur was born in Brooklyn, New York City. Her parents were Philip and Rebecca Frankelin. She grew up in Cambridge, Maryland. After high school 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.
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