Sunday, April 26, 2009


Sad news to report.....actress Bea Arthur of the sitcom Golden Girls passed on Saturday at 86.

Dan Watt, a spokesman for Arthur's family, told the Associated Press that the star had been suffering with cancer, though he did not specify what kind. She died peacefully at her Los Angeles home with her family by her side, said Watt, who remembered Arthur as "a brilliant and witty woman."

Golden Girls, a popular NBC Saturday-night staple from 1985 to 1992, featured Arthur as the outspoken Dorothy Zbornak, who shared a Florida home with three other women, including her mother, played by Estelle Getty – who died last July, at 84. The other stars were Rue McClanahan and Betty White.

She also appeared on Maude, a spin-off of the hit All in the Family.


Nomad said...

Thank goodness for Bea Arthur and the Golden Girls, if not for shows like that and the People's Court, etc. my summer's as a junior higher would have been even more dismally dull

Chronicmagazine said...

So true Nomad!

Secrets said...

I have to agree!! I loved Bea Arthur!!! She was a brilliant comedic actress!!!

Only two golden girls left :(