Monday, April 27, 2009
God'll get you for that, Arthur
I was sorry to hear that Bea Arthur passed away over the weekend. She was one of the funniest women on TV and always brought class and sass to every role she played. Although she had been doing theater for years, she didn't really achieve her celebrity status until she guest-starred in one episode of "All in the Family". The network created the show "Maude" for her immediately after that appearance.
On Maude, she co-starred with future "Golden Girls" actress, Rue McClanahan playing her friend Vivienne, as well as future "Good Times" (a spin-off of "Maude") actress Ester Rolle as her maid, Florida.
But, she will likely be remembered most, worldwide, as the dry-witted Dorothy Zbornak on "The Golden Girls".
After "Golden Girls" ended, she continued to work in theater and TV...even playing Carrie Bradshaw in a "Sex and the City" parody for the TV Land awards a few years ago. As always, she was hilarious.
She will be missed.