Rest in Peace Bea Arthur

Posted on April 26, 2009

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Hiya Sweeties

I was so bummed to hear this morning that Bea Arthur had passed away.

(May 13, 1922 – April 25, 2009)

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The world of comedic television has been dominated by men. Bea Arthur will forever be in the history books as one of the first women to tackle important social issues in the ground-breaking 70’s show Maude!

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Unfortunately the youth of today doesn’t have an appreciation for the old-school. My parents raised me to look to the past for inspiration for my future.  Maude was a spin off of All in the Family .  Bea Arthur played a liberal and outspoken women who lived with her husband and divorced daughter. She won an Emmy in 1977 for Best Actress.

Although her performance on Maude was spectacular there has been no other actress on television to date that can out do the character of Dorthy Zbornak of The Golden Girls.

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There isn’t a soul a live that is tune with pop-culture that hasn’t watched at least an episode of this most hilarious series. The Golden Girls was the inspiration for so many shows that came after. The most notable of shows to mimic those feisty ladies is Sex and The City. There is NO doubt that the characers of SATC are younger versions of those notable ladies. Carrie = Dorothy, Samantha=Blanche , Sophia=Miranda, and of course Rose = Charlotte.

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There isn’t a gay man that I know that doesn’t know a couple of episodes (if not every single one) of The  Golden Girls by heart so most definitely director Michael Parker King was influenced greatly by the ground-breaking show.

The camaraderie between the cast of The Golden Girls is incomparable to any cast to this day. The witty banter, sharp tongues, incredible disses became better and better as the episodes continued.

here are some hilarious moments from those Golden Girls

Rest in Peace Dorothy Zbornak!

Bea Arthur’s work will continue to ignite and inspire comedic actors around the world for years to come.


Night Night

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