Beatrice "Bea" Arthur was an American actress, comedienne and singer whose career spanned seven decades. Arthur achieved fame as the character Maude Findlay on the 1970s sitcoms All in the Family and Maude, and as Dorothy Zbornak on the 1980s sitcom The Golden Girls, winning Emmy Awards for both roles. A stage actress both before and after her television success, she won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her performance as Vera Charles in the original cast of Mame . Arthur was born Bernice Frankel on May 13, 1922 to Philip and Rebecca Frankel in New York City. In...
|Birthdate:||May 13, 1922|
|Birthplace:||New York City, New York|
|Date of death:||April 25, 2009|
|Education:||Blackstone College for Girls, The New School|
|Also known as:||Bernice Frankel, Bea Arthur, Beatrice "Bea" Arthur|