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Beatrice Arthur

Actress-comedienne famous for her acid wit. The majority of her work has been on the stage and in television, but she has made some films. She was a regular on Sid Caesar's show "Caesar's Hour" (1954) for one season in the 1950s. She first gained attention on stage while appearing in the musical play "The Threepenny Opera" with Lotte Lenya. Then, in 1964, she truly became famous when she appeared in the original Broadway production of "Fiddler on the Roof" as Yente the Matchmaker. In this supporting role, she stole the show night after night. In 1966, she went to work on a new Broadway musical, "Mame", directed by her second husband, Gene Saks. For the featured role of Vera Charles in "Mame" she won a Tony. The star of the show, Angela Lansbury, also won a Tony. In 1971, Bea appeared on the hit sitcom "All in the Family" (1971) as Maude Findlay, Edith Bunker's cousin, who was forever driving Archie Bunker crazy with her liberal politics. This guest appearance led to her own series, entitled "Maude" (1972), in 1972. The show was a hit, and ran for six years, during which time many controversial topics, including abortion, were tackled. Bea also won an Emmy for her work on "Maude" (1972). During the show's run, Bea repeated the role of Vera Charles in the film version of Mame (1974), again directed by Gene Saks. She also appeared on none other than The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978) (TV). In 1983, she started work on a new sitcom, "Amanda's" (1983), which was patterned after British situation comedy "Fawlty Towers" (1975), but it didn't last long. In 1985, however, she got sweet compensation when her new sitcom, "The Golden Girls" (1985) hit the air. Co-starring Betty White, Rue McClanahan and Estelle Getty, it was a show about four middle-aged women living in Miami. It was an immediate hit, and ran for seven seasons. All of the cast members, including Bea, won Emmys during the show's run. It should be worth noting that both "Maude" (1972) and "The Golden Girls" (1985) had to be canceled when Bea announced she was leaving each of them. In both cases, she left when she thought each show was at its peak and, in both cases, the producers of the shows realized the shows just wouldn't be the same without her. Since "The Golden Girls" (1985) was canceled in 1992, Bea had kept a low profile, appearing in only a couple of movies: For Better or Worse (1995) and Enemies of Laughter (2000). In 1999, she made a very successful and welcome Comedy Central Presents: The N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Jerry Stiller (1999) (TV). She lives on a ranch in California. IMDb Mini Biography By: Tommy Peter


Beatrice Arthur - Filmer
Narození:
May 13, 1922 v New York City, New York, USA
Filmů:
36
Začátky:
v series Once Upon a Tune
Poslední film:
Serial 짝패 2011-02-07
Znáte z
Poster of Umučení Krista
Poster of Curb Your Enthusiasm
Poster of Malcolm v nesnázích
Poster of Griffinovi
Filmografie
Serial Once Upon a Tune Unknown 2019
Serial 짝패 2011-02-07
Film Uncle Bob Herself (archive footage) 2010-06-26
Serial Back to the Grind Unknown 2007-07-18
Film Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson Herself 2005-08-14
Film Broadway's Lost Treasures II Beatrice Arthur 2004-10-26
Film Umučení Krista Unknown 2004-02-25
Serial The Terry and Gaby Show Unknown 2003-06-02
Film Broadway: The Golden Age Herself 2003-01-01
Film Enemies of Laughter Paul's Mother 2000-11-09
Serial Curb Your Enthusiasm Unknown 2000-10-15
Serial Malcolm v nesnázích Unknown 2000-01-09
Serial Beggars and Choosers Unknown 1999-06-19
Serial Griffinovi Unknown 1999-01-31
Serial So Graham Norton Unknown 1998-07-03
Serial The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Film For Better or Worse Beverly Makeshift 1995-03-19
Serial Ellen Unknown 1994-03-29
Film Halloween 5 Amanda Cartwright 1989-10-12
Serial The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians Dole office clerk (uncredited) 1985-09-07
Serial The Golden Girls Dorothy Petrillo Zbornak 1985-09-14
Serial a.k.a. Pablo Unknown 1984-03-06
Film The Star Wars Holiday Special Bar Proprieter 1978-12-01
Serial Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Film Mame Vera Charles 1974-03-07
Film Frankenstein Unknown 1973-01-16
Serial Maude Maude Findlay 1972-09-12
Serial All in the Family Unknown 1971-01-12
Film The Olsen Gang Unknown 1968-10-11
Serial The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Unknown 1962-10-01
Serial The George Gobel Show 1954-10-02
Serial Max Liebman Presents Unknown 1954-09-12
Serial Omnibus Unknown 1952-11-09
Serial Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24
Serial Studio One Unknown 1948-11-07
Serial Tony Awards Unknown 1947-04-06