Actress Bea Arthur has died at 86

April 25, 2009

(ChattahBox) — Legendary actress Bea Arthur has passed away at the age of 86, reportedly of cancer.

The tall and husky voiced, actress died at her Brentwood, California, home on Saturday morning.

Bea was an Emmy and Tony Award winner best-known roles in popular sitcoms that didn’t shy away from the serious issues of the day.

She was at the forefront of women’s issues with her television roles in NBC’s “The Golden Girls” (1985-1992) and CBS’ “Maude” (1972-1978).  Beatrice won the Tony award for best featured actress in a musical for “Mame,” in which she co-starred with Angela Lansbury.

Thank you, Bea, for making us laugh and ‘being a friend’ all these years. Your memory will live on forever!


2 Responses to “Actress Bea Arthur has died at 86”

  1. InternetCasinoGamblingOnline on April 27th, 2009 10:03 am

    RIP great lady

  2. Cyndi Kocel on May 5th, 2009 8:32 pm

    I loved The Golden Girls..It was one of the best shows ever..the characters were outstanding…so funny…I have the DVD’s and still watch the shows. I loved Dorothy and Bea…I will truly miss you both !!

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