Bea Arthur (Performer) | Playbill

Bea Arthur


Broadway's loss, however, was television's gain. Ms. Arthur created two of the more memorable female characters in television history: the women's liberation champion Maude in "Maude" — a character she first created on "All in the Family" — and the divorced substitute teacher Dorothy Zbornak on "The Golden Girls."

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  • Also Known As: Beatrice Arthur, Bernice Frankel
  • Born: May 13, 1922 in New York, New York
  • Death: Apr 25, 2009 in Los Angeles, California


Outer Critics Circle
1966 Outstanding Performance Winner
Tony Award
2002 Special Theatrical Event Nominee
1966 Best Featured Actress in a Musical Winner

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