12 Bea Arthur Facts And Quotes: RIP Maude

12 Bea Arthur Facts And Quotes:

Yes, we know that to many of you Bea Arthur was Dorothy Zbornak on the show The Golden Girls. We regret to inform you that she was not..she was Maude, and will always be Maude. Yes, we are very old here at Fileunderi. Deal with it.

Here are 12 Bea Arthur facts and quotes, mixed all together:

Bea was a United States Marine before WWII and was also a qualified medical technician.

According to a television interview, Arthur got her start in comedy because she had a deep voice. What? She used to do torch songs in night clubs and the audience would laugh at her. A night club owner told her she should do comedy instead.

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."

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

Estelle Getty, who was a year younger than Bea Arthur, played Arthur's mother in The Golden Girls. They were very close, and Bea mourned her loss...

On the death of Estelle Getty in 2008: "Our mother-daughter relationship was one of the greatest comic duo's ever, and I will miss her."

She appeared on "Judge Judy" (1996) as a witness for a defendant who was involved in the animal rights organization PETA. The defendant won.

"All this time I've just wanted to be blonde, beautiful and 5 feet 2 inches tall."

Was the voice of the Femputer in the "Amazon Women in the Mood" episode of Futurama

Birth name was Bernice Frankel (pronounced Bur-ness)

She did not like to watch her own performances on television or film.

In 1999, Arthur told an interviewer of the three influences in her career: "Sid Caesar taught me the outrageous; Lee Strasberg taught me what I call reality; and Lotte Lenya, whom I adored, taught me economy."

Sources: IMDB, Wikipedia


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