Monday, April 27, 2009

Goodbye Golden Girl



BEA Pictures, Images and Photos


It was with great sadness that I read of the death of Beatrice Arthur on Saturday. She was one of the funniest ladies of television and one of my all-time favorite actresses.

I remember her when she portrayed Archie Bunker's neighbor in "All In The Family." She was such a wonderful actress that she got her own spin-off series called "Maude." It was hilarious as well as serious at times and Maude even discussed having an abortion at one point.

Bea made "Golden Girls" one of my favorite shows ever to be on TV. She had that deep voice and she was tall so she really stood out to me and so many others. Dorothy was and is my favorite of all her roles.

Bea, we'll miss you. Thank you for giving us so many years of your presence and wonderful characters.

We wish to express our deepest condolences to Bea's family and friends.



12 comments:

Chris said...

Very sad news indeed. I along with you loved everything she did in her career. Maude was one of my favorite shows in it's day, and then Golden Girls was perfect for her talents. I will miss her.

Kate Burton said...

One more example of what cancer takes from us. If you can find any clips of Bea's stage work in Mame or Fiddler on the Roof give them a look, they'll make you smile.

:-) MaryLou said...

It is sad to have lost such an icon. She was wonderfully talented, and it's obvious that she was well respected in the industry. I used to be an avid Golden Girls watcher.

pinkrenegade said...

Truly a great lose to all of us who love to laugh.

Kelly B said...

I'm so sad about her passing. I grew up watching her. Golden Girls is one of my favorite shows. I still watch the re-runs and Dorothy was so great. It always makes me sad when one of the greats passes away.

Kelly
http://30somethingandsearching.blogspot.com/

Me-Me King said...

Bea Arthur was definitely a woman ahead of her time. She'll be missed.

LUCKYLADY said...

in my eyes she was always young and great she will be missed by her friends and family to me she will stay alive when i see golden girls reruns

Silly Willy and Fluffy said...

Yes, we totally enjoyed Bea Arthur in Maude and the Golden Girls. We will miss her humor and inimitable talent.
Fluffy says that Margie and Edna are our Golden Girls of the Blogosphere!

Mira said...

I love watching the reruns of Golden Girls until now, and she's really funny there. I will miss her.

Balceroregontr said...

She will be missed. She had such great comedic timing. I loved her giving Archie a hard time on All in the Family. Her spin off Maude was funny. I loved her most in Golden Girls. A show like that would not last today. It is a true classic.
Debby

RE Ausetkmt said...

she was a great artist. her work on stage was wonderful. tv made her into a comic but she was a serious actress with depth.

we will miss our golden girl

Shelley said...

This woman made me (and still does thanks to reruns) laugh hysterically. I love her!!

Some funny lines I remember talking about Stan on the Golden Girls...
"I gave him the best years of my thighs."
"Hello. I'd like you to meet my x-husband Stanley. And this is his hair."

So darn funny!
xx00

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