Bea Arthur's biography
Bernice Phyllis Frankel is 87 years old television actor born at New York City. Beatrice was born on Saturday 13th of May 1922. Beatrice is often nicknamed as Bea, Bea Arthur, Beatrice Arthur. According to year of birth 1922 she belongs to Greatest Generation. Birthday on 13th of May means Beatrice is Taurus. Taurus is most stable sign of Zodiac, that is the reason it is also included in the earthy sign of the Zodiac Belt. One born with this Moon Sign (Not a Rising Sign) is very stable and balanced through their mind.Beatrice was married 2 times.
She is native american english speaker. Beatrice is white american. She is citizen of United States of America. Beatrice is jewish. Her primary profession is to be television actor. You can know her also as singer, stage actor, film actor, voice actor. Beatrice is recently known as activist.
Bea Arthur's family
Bea Arthur's ex husbands
Bea Arthur and Gene Saks have been together since 1950 for 28 years. He is known as film producer. Her ex husband was born on Tuesday 8th of November 1921 in New York City. Her ex husband died on Saturday 28th of March 2015 in East Hampton. Gene Saks was 93 years old, when this happened.
Robert Alan Aurthur
Bea Arthur and Robert Alan Aurthur have been together since 1944 for 6 years. He is known as screenwriter. Her ex husband was born on Saturday 10th of June 1922 in New York City. Beatrice´s ex husband died on Monday 20th of November 1978 in New York City. Robert Alan Aurthur was 56 years old, when this happened.
Bea Arthur's schools
We found 2 schools She attended. Complete list of schools: Blackstone College for Girls, New School.
Detailed informations about her schools
She studied high school - Blackstone College for Girls.
She studied university - Franklin Institute, The New School.
Bea Arthur's career
Beatrice´s main focus is to be television actor. She is famous thanks to Maude Findlay on All in the Family and Maude, Dorothy Zbornak on The Golden Girls. You could see her also in Maude, The Golden Girls, Mame and many more.
Is Bea Arthur gay ?
Beatrice is known to be straight.
How did Bea Arthur die
Beatrice died on on Saturday 25th of April 2009 when he was 87 years old at Brentwood. Bea Arthurs death was caused by lung cancer. It happend like natural causes.
Awards and competitions
Bea Arthur's Awards
- Arthur won Emerson College's Musical Theater Society's Achievement Award in 2000.
- In 1966 she won a Tony Award as Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical for playing Vera Charles in "Mame", a part she recreated in the film version by the same name, Mame (1974).
- In 2002 she was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Special Theatrical Event for her one-woman show "Bea Arthur on Broadway: Just Between Friends".
- Won an award of achievement from Emerson College's Musical Theater Society, in Boston, Massachusetts. .
- Her show The Golden Girls (1985) was awarded the Pop Culture award at the Sixth Annual TV Land Awards. Arthur accepted the award with Rue McClanahan and Betty White, it would also be Arthur's last public appearance. [8 June 2008].
What Bea Arthur has done for a first time
- Her former Maude (1972) co-star, Adrienne Barbeau, was reunited with her on The View (1997), in 2007. They were there to promote the DVD release of the first season of Maude.
- Arthur's first husband Robert Alan Aurthur died of lung cancer in 1978.
- Met first husband Robert Alan Aurthur while she was in the Marines, the year after her enlistment.
- In honor of her 100th birthday on May 13, 2022, her name was cited first and foremost in nationwide Born on This Day mention columns.
Bea Arthur's quotes
- All this time I've just wanted to be blonde, beautiful and 5 feet 2 inches tall.
- At least I'm not playing other people for a change. It's a very odd place to be... I feel I'm an actress who sings a bit.
- After being in the business for such a long time, I've done everything but rodeo and porno.
- And I hate autobiographies, I don't know why.
- [on playing "Vera Charles" in Mame (1974)] You know, the real name of this show is "Vera". The only reason they changed the name was because Jerry [lyricist Jerry Herman] couldn't think of a rhyme for it. Stephen Sondheim could have.
- [on the death of Estelle Getty in 2008]: Our mother-daughter relationship was one of the greatest comic duos ever, and I will miss her.
- Look -- I'm 5-feet-9, I have a deep voice and I have a way with a line. What can I do about it? I can't stay home waiting for something different. I think it's a total waste of energy worrying about typecasting.
- Let's face it, nobody ever asked me to play Juliet.
- [In 1973]: There comes a morning when you wake up and realize you're not Barbra Streisand. If a woman my age is still fighting for roles, it can only mean there's something missing from her personal life.
- In sitcoms, the women are so beautiful, understanding and well-bred. They have humor, but sort of display it with a twinkle of the eye and not a guffaw. But there's no juice in that for me.
- [When she won the 1966 Broadway Tony Award for her portrayal of Vera Charles in Mame]: I just learned that expression.
- [When a knock on the front door produced the lady in tennis shoes]: I hope you won't be afraid of George and Julie, they're really very friendly.
- [In 1972]: No, no, don't call me Ms. I don't go along with this liberation thing. Liberation from what?
- I don't think they realized how completely vulnerable I am. Matter of fact, I may start crying right now; if you let me.
- [on the cancelation of The Golden Girls (1985)]: I stayed with it for 7 years. I think, definitely, I made the right decision, cause we had highs that we couldn't top.
- [on the cancelation of Maude (1972)]: I have had six full years. It's been glorious, I've loved every minute of it. But it has been six years and I think it's time to leave.
- [In 1978]: Norman has had an idea some time ago in which Maude becomes a congresswoman and moves to Washington. Norman said if you go on for another year, we'll do it in Washington with a new cast. And if you don't, it's a hell of a way to end the show.
- [In 1975]: If I could only repeal the law of gravity.
- As an artist. As an important artist.
- I really feel that I'm an exposed nerve... I don't know how else to say it, but I am. I'm moved by everything.
- I've been a Democrat my whole life. That's what makes Maude and Dorothy so believable, we have the same viewpoints on how our country should be handled.
- [on her reclusive final days]: I like to be myself and rest.
Bea Arthur's height, body shape, eye color
Lets describe how Bea Arthur looks. We will focus on Beatrice´s height, body shape, eye color and hair color. She is tall as 5' 10" (178 cm). Body build is slim. Beatrice´s eyes are tinted brown - dark. Beatrice´s hair is shade of grey.