Saturday, April 25, 2009

Bea Arthur Has Died





Beatrice Arthur, the tall, deep-voiced actress whose razor-sharp delivery of comedy lines made her a TV star in the hit shows "Maude" and "The Golden Girls" and who won a Tony Award for the musical "Mame," died Saturday. She was 86.

Lady Godiva was a freedom rider,
she didn't care of the whole world looked.
Joan of Arc, with the lord to guide her,
she was a sister who really cooked.
Isadora was a first bra burner
Aint' ya glad she showed up?
And when the country was falling apart
Betsy Ross got it all sewed up
And then there's Maude


The first video is a Sex And The City spoof, Bea did for the TV Land Awards



The second video is Bea on Rosie

29 comments:

Tikitaz said...

Dumkopf!!!!You were supposed to have taken Bea YONCE!!!

Miss X said...

How sad! Though she did live a long, productive life.

Mooshki said...

Goodbye, Bea, you will be missed.

lutefisk said...

Thanks for the tribute.

MizCaramel said...

Thanks for the laughter and the memories RIP Bea!

parissucksliterally said...

I am so sad about this. I love this woman. Thank you Bea, for the many times you have made me laugh. Fortunately, you will keep us laughing in re-runs.

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JJ said...

and then there's Maude.

What a great woman she was. Such a strong, funny, talented lady. I'm sad that she died but envy her life.

Jasmine said...

rest in peace my sweet. you were my favorite golden girl...

Goodgrief said...

Goodbye Bea, thanks for the memories and the laughter.

ureallyannoyme said...

Dammit.

Rest easy, Bea. Thank you.

Nat said...

Thank you, Bea. You have been an inspiration.

CM said...

Broad, uncompromising, enterprising, anything but tranquilizing ... Right on Bea!

Harriet Hellfire said...

Bye Bea!

Gabba Ghost said...

I really didn't want to believe this when I heard about it this morning. I once made a blog about how I didn't want to live in a world where there was no Bea Arthur. This is too sad. My favorite Golden Girl is no more. :(

jax said...

RIP Bea.
you will be missed.
you did so much to shed a light on a women's right to choose and we are forever thankful.

Isabel said...

Bea you were an amazing talent and an outstanding person. RIP

Coffee Maker said...

I watched the Golden Girls on daytime television all time about 15 years ago... Bea Arthur was one of the funnier members of that cast

Kimberley said...

This makes me so sad!

audieh_1 said...

I'll have some cheesecake in your honor Bea. Thank you for the laughs. RIP

Val said...

What an extraordinary lady.
What an extraordinary life.
They just don't make dames like this anymore.

Babs said...

Oh, Bea! You were a real broad's broad. We'll all miss you.

(And Enty - thanks for the SATC parody! I hadn't seen it before, and it was a great chuckle.)

lyz said...

She was so very classy. The stars of today, both male and female, should wish they could have such class and grace.

Sylvia said...

It was sad to hear on the news of her passing. She was one of my favorite actresses.

AnonMom said...

I just adored her. Class act.

Little Miss Smoke and Mirrors said...

when Maude first went head-to-head with Archie Bunker, I was 8 years old and a budding feminist. May the wonderful Bea Arthur rest in peace knowing she was a role model for a generation.

Nosey Parker said...

LOVE HER! RIP Bea Arthur =[

AMD said...

One of the few celebrities who I actually wept for. RIP, Bea.

MontanaMarriott said...

Oh Bea, you will be truly missed, Thank you for being a friend every Saturday night on NBC