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Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2856)
Sun, 26th Apr '09 9:15 AM


It came on the news just now....
Bea Arthur died today at age 86. I loved her sitcoms...
She was the perfect foil for Archie Bunker in All in the Family....
And Golden Girls has become a deserved classic.
We loved you Bea and we'll miss you....

Chyenn  (Level: 200.8 - Posts: 1332)
Sun, 26th Apr '09 9:39 AM

Bea was such a funny lady. i imagine she is cracking up all of heaven this morning with her wonderful humor...

Gypsylady  (Level: 140.8 - Posts: 6036)
Sun, 26th Apr '09 10:03 AM

Think I watched every episode of the "Golden Girls" available and reruns. Bea as Dorothy was great and some of her looks were so funny, and she will be missed.


Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Sun, 26th Apr '09 10:14 AM

This is trivial, but I loved the clothes she wore in Golden Girls. I wish I had her wardrobe.

Maurlin  (Level: 210.5 - Posts: 2658)
Sun, 26th Apr '09 10:14 AM

I really enjoyed her also. I call dibs on a Bea Arthur quiz, which I started earlier today when I read about her death in the newspaper.

Salzypat  (Level: 154.3 - Posts: 5295)
Sun, 26th Apr '09 10:19 AM

I still watch the reruns of Golden Girls every day. She was truly a great actress and the world has lost another talented performer, but her star will continue to shine..

Summertime  (Level: 108.9 - Posts: 1122)
Sun, 26th Apr '09 10:19 AM

I too was saddened to hear of "Maude's" passing. The sitcom was a family favorite..her character was most interesting, her wit unsurpassable...she was really something else, wasn't she? For sure, Bea Arthur led a full life, but it is interesting how some people (okay, maybe it's just me) react with surprise upon hearing of someones passing. When a fellow Sploofus mentioned her death to me last night, I gasped...oh,...Maude! The visual that flashed through my mind was of her just as she looked on the show some 30+ years ago...she was a real gem!

One of my favorite shows was Maude deciding she was going to run for the presidency of the United States...until her husband Walter suggested she had a "mood disorder"...her reaction was priceless. I was unable to locate part one of "Maude's Mood Disorder" which was about the money she spent on starting her campaign, etc. I was however, able to locate the tape of the second episode when Walter confronts her with concerns she is manic depressive. Goodbye Maude...

Smaug  (Level: 140.7 - Posts: 2772)
Sun, 26th Apr '09 10:30 AM

I found her to be a surprisingly gentle and considerate lover.

Felix  (Level: 109.3 - Posts: 2500)
Sun, 26th Apr '09 10:55 AM

She's a man baby, a man.......................

................Austin Powers

Summertime  (Level: 108.9 - Posts: 1122)
Sun, 26th Apr '09 3:35 PM

Oh for heaven's sake Felix...was that really necessary?

Bigbird  (Level: 236.1 - Posts: 3300)
Sun, 26th Apr '09 5:49 PM

Loved her character of Maude. That was one of the few shows that I made sure I never missed.

She must have been working up till the end, because I got an email offer of discount tickets just last week - for Avenue Q with Bea Arthur. I had actually saved the link, thinking that I should go see her in it.

Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2856)
Sun, 26th Apr '09 8:20 PM


Is anything that comes from either Smaug or Felix EVER necessary????

Bet Bea Arthur gave more people, more pleasure, than they ever will....

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