An overview of Bea Arthur's life in this Lifetime intimate portrait with subtitles.
Narrated by: Corin Nelson
Appearances by: Betty White, Rue McClanahan, Estelle Getty, Paul Witt, Norman Lear, Daniel Saks, Matthew Saks, Angela Lansbury, Bill Macy, Donald Saddler, Conrad Bain, George Schlatter,
In loving memory of Beatrice Arthur.
Beatrice "Bea" Arthur (born Bernice Frankel, May 13, 1922 – April 25, 2009) was an American actress, comedian, and singer whose career spanned seven decades.
Arthur achieved fame as the character Maude Findlay on the 1970s sitcoms All in the Family (1971–72) and Maude (1972–78), and as Dorothy Zbornak on the 1980s sitcom The Golden Girls (1985–92), winning Emmy Awards for both roles. A stage actress both before and after her television success, she won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her performance as Vera Charles in the original cast of Mame (1966).
All of the Golden Girls loved animals and i never understood why they did the episode about going into the mink fur business. I cant watch that episode to this day. I am 6ft 2 as well and my mum was 6ft 5 and was very strong like Bea.
Never saw pictures of her when she was in her 20s . She was quite beautiful 👍
She was smart for leaving her shows when she did . Its sad to see stars hang on to a role on a show that's overstayed it's welcome
I loved Bea Arthur, I thought she made Golden Girls the fantastic show it was. Sometimes it was just a look, but she cracked me up. It still works well today, always a sign of greatness. Thank you ladies for all the pleasure you gave us.
I know what it feels like to make someone laugh. I was my aunts personal comedian and before she died one of her fondest memories was of me making her laugh. I consider that a real blessing !!! It was the most happy time of my life!!!!
I LOVE YOU SO MUCH 🥰OH BEA AUTHOR Rest In Peace 😍 ALWAYS FOREVER IM YOUR BIGGEST FAN THANK YOU FOR BEING MY FRIEND 🙌🏾Congratulations you FINALLY WORE THAT WHITE DRESS !You were always gorgeous young and older in life 👌🏽A class act all your life Wow great interview and biographies May his blessings be amongst you and your family always LOVE FOREVER YOUR BIGGEST FAN CHRISTINA M. just another tall,big boobs,Deep Voice big shoulder beautiful,strong woman like you !You were and are my biggest inspiration 🤩
For all of your fearless endeavors that you turned into accomplishments, I hold a forever reverence to you Bea. I can't imagine the struggles you dealt with to get the world to accept the Queen that you became. I thank you for your strength, and perseverence that made us love you. You will be sorely missed forever. Thank you for your selfless inspiration. The world is a better place. All we need do i remember You.
😊What a strong,beautiful,intelligent lady who done it and with such grace and dignity.They always say one of a kind so often it gets to be a what we expect but in this case they are the only words that truly describe this woman,I love her it's just as simple as that because she has brought me great joy and laughter when I thought I would never feel those emotions again.When life gets a bit much just stick on the Golden Girl's and I promise you will forget your troubles for awhile,it work's for me,the three others ladies wonderful but Bea Arthur for myself she will always be hero.
She wasn't much different from her character Dorothy. She lived an awkward life having to battle with her androgynous look and sound. She even changed her name because it sounded boyish. But I loved her unique beauty. She exuded sheer elegance.
What a broad! And I mean that as a compliment. The only time I ever saw Bea onstage was in a revue with John Williams, June Anderson the opera star, and various Broadway performers. Bea sang along with the opera singer. And somehow she was damn good.
Judi Lynn the Franklin School of Science and Arts in Philadelphia is not the Franklin Institute, but it was the best school for lab techs in the country at the time. Who knew their researchers weren’t top notch?
Of all the Golden Girls, Dorothy is the one I am almost sure I will end up being in my late life. Not divorced or anything like that but she was tough and caring. That is me. I LOVED Dorothy and think the world of Bea Arthur! I remember my husband saying that he couldn't ever imagine a time when Bea Arthur was attractive. I looked at him and said he was crazy! She was quite beautiful. I looked up older pictures of her and he couldn't believe how beautiful she really was. She is always going to be a favorite Golden Girl of mine! They all are. I can't pick one favorite.
I love Bea but i just don't understand why she lies about her time in the Marines. She served for 30 months for Pete's sake! Don't believe me? Go to the smoking gun website and u will see her military pics as well as the reason she was discharged. (Spoiler alert, it was because she contracted a std)
To isolate the mobilization-induced labor supply shift, the authors exploit the fact that the fraction of males serving in the war was not uniform across states. For example, in Massachusetts, Oregon, and Utah, almost 55 percent of males between the ages of 18 and 44 left civilian work to serve in the war. In Georgia, the Dakotas, and the Carolinas, this number ranged between 40 and 45 percent. The state differences in war mobilization actually reflect a variety of factors. The Selective Services guidelines for deferments were based on marital status, fatherhood, essential skills for civilian war production, and temporary medical disabilities, but left considerable discretion to the local boards. Because of the importance of maintaining a strong food supply to support the war, an important consideration for deferment was farm employment.
States with a high percentage of farmers had substantially lower mobilization rates, and this explains a considerable share of the state variation in mobilization rates.
The authors show that in states with greater war mobilization of men, women worked more after the war and in 1950, but not in 1940. This differential does not appear to be explained by other cross-state differences or possible demand factors, and is not present in the 1940 data nor does a similar trend recur in the decade of the 1950s. The authors interpret these differentials as labor supply shifts induced by the War. Acemoglu, Autor, and Lyle believe these cross-state changes in female employment were caused by greater participation of women during the war years, with some of those women staying on. War changed womens preferences, opportunities, and information about available work.