Farewell to Golden Girl Bea Arthur
Growing up, one of the comedies I loved to watch – on the rare occasions that I was allowed to turn on the TV – was “The Golden Girls”. Why a pre-teen loved to watch a group of old ladies in Miami live their lives still escapes me, but there was something so endearing about those four dames that simply had me glued to the show.
Arthur’s death was announced by her personal assistant of six years, Dan Watt. Watt said that Arthur died a peaceful death – she had been suffering from cancer.
I distinctly remember Beatrice Arthur as Dorothy having witty and sarcastic exchanges not only with her roommates but with her own mother, played by the late Estelle Getty.
Arthur’s first successes were on Broadway, and she has a Tony Award to prove it. Even if she started her TV career rather late in life by today’s standards – having started in the early 70s when she was 50 with the All In The Family spin-off Maude – she won over the hearts of many and became a beloved TV icon.
She is survived by her sons and granddaughters.bea arthur, beatrice arthur, dorothy the golden girls