Bea Arthur (May 13, 1922 – April 25, 2009) was an Emmy Award-winning actress, singer, and comedian known for her deep voice and tall stature, standing almost 5 ft 10 in. Her trademark roles have been on television, playing the lead character on the popular sitcoms Maude and The Golden Girls. In 2007 she starred in the movie I Will Be Your Girl, produced by Tony Award-winning producer and television star Julie Andrews. An active and vocal feminist throughout her career, Arthur was often referred to by feminist historians as feminist, or as the '...
- Born: Bernice Frankel (1922-05-13) May 13, 1922 New York City, U.S.
- Died: April 25, 2009 (2009-04-25) (aged 86) Los Angeles, California, U.S.
- Other names: Beatrice Arthur
- Alma mater: Linden Hall School for Girls Blackstone College for Girls Franklin Institute The New School
- Occupation: Actress, comedian, singer, activist
- Years active: 1947–2008
- Spouse(s): Robert Alan Aurthur (m. 1947; div. 1950) Gene Saks (m. 1950; div. 1978)
- Children: 2
- Parent(s): Rebecca Pressner, Philip Frankel
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