4/25/2009

R.I.P. Bea Arthur 1922-2009...

"After being in the business for such a long time,
I've done everything but rodeo and porno." - Bea Arthur

Say what you want about her, but she was a funny lady
who didn't seem to take herself too seriously.


16 comments:

SkylersDad said...

And then there's Maude:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-GJ64tXzao

Malcolm said...

I just wrote about Bea Arthur myself. She was one of the best in my opinion.

Wings said...

She lived a very long, very interesting life. She made a lot of people happy, even if it just was for a half hour at a time.

Pyzahn said...

Yes, she was very funny. One of her best lines from Maude...

When asked how she got a black eye she replied..."I was jumping rope without wearing a bra."

She was a great ole broad -- in the very best sense of the word.

R.I.P. Thanks for the laffs.

Cora said...

Awww, that's a shame.

:-(

Dr Zibbs said...

Amen.

lulu said...

She WAS a great old broad, and will be missed!

Dale said...

She was a funny funny dame. I went to see her one woman show a few years back and it was funny and a really great evening out.

FrankandMary said...

Both of my parents were very fond of her. My Mother when I was young, and my Dad once he lived in a facility & got hooked on the Golden Girls in between his Wildlife shows. There was a sense of invincibility about her. ~Mary

Red said...

I hadn't heard! I loved her in _Mame_. She was in the play and the movie. The movie isn't that good, but she's good in it.

Distributorcap said...

she was terrific - edgy, funny and not afraid to tackle even controversial stuff in a funny way -- remember when Maude had an abortion?

how many people get two major hits in sitcom land

RIP - she will be missed

Mnmom said...

I loved that woman. RIP Bea. Glad we had you for a while.

Miss Alex said...

I'm so not over this

Philly said...

Grandpa Duggar died also

#1

Nomad said...

I remember Bea Arthur being the leader of the The Golden Girls, one of the funnier characters on that show at least...
she will be missed

Suze said...

I liked her a lot. My favorite line and one that I always remember when I think of her was the one Pyzahn wrote about.