Beatrice Arthur

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Beatrice Arthur
Beatrice Arthur.jpg
Birth name Bernice Frankel
Born May 13, 1922 in New York, New York, USA
Died April 25, 2009 in Los Angeles, California, USA from cancer
Sometimes credited as Bea Arthur
Notable Roles Maude: Maude Findlay
The Golden Girls: Dorothy Zbornak
Notable Episodes
Awards 2 Emmys
1 American Comedy Award, USA
1 Bambi Award, Germany
1 Banff Television Festival Award of Excellence, Canada
1 Golden Apple Award, USA

Beatrice Arthur was an American actress best known for her starring roles in the sitcoms Maude and The Golden Girls.

Contents

Roles

Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Maude Maude Findlay 1972–1978 1 2 3 4 5 6
Amanda's Amanda Cartwright 1983 1
The Golden Girls Dorothy Zbornak 1985–1992 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Kraft Television Theatre (1947) 4x15 - Paper Moon January 3, 1951
Kraft Television Theatre (1947) 4x43 - Zone Four July 18, 1951
Kraft Television Theatre (1947) 6x16 - Zone Four (II) January 14, 1953
Kraft Television Theatre (1947) 7x03 - Her Father's Butler September 16, 1953
Kraft Television Theatre (1947) 8x20 - Patterns February 9, 1955
Kraft Television Theatre (1947) 10x15 - The Just and the Unjust December 26, 1956
Kraft Television Theatre (1947) 10x20 - The Discoverers February 6, 1957
The Seven Lively Arts Hostess 1x15 - Gold Rush February 9, 1958
Kraft Television Theatre (1947) 11x20 - Material Witness February 19, 1958
Omnibus Ugly Witch 6x25 - Mrs. McThing March 9, 1958
All in the Family Cousin Maude 2x12 - Cousin Maude's Visit December 11, 1971
All in the Family Maude Findlay 2x24 - Maude March 11, 1972
Saturday Night Live Special Guest 2x02 - Norman Lear/Boz Scaggs September 25, 1976
Laugh-In Special Guest 1x01 - Episode One October 25, 1977
CBS: On the Air Co-Host 1x02 - Episode II March 27, 1978
The Mary Tyler Moore Hour Guest 1x02 - Episode Two March 11, 1979
Saturday Night Live Hostess 5x05 - Bea Arthur/The Roches November 17, 1979
A.k.a. Pablo 1x06 - My Son, the Gringo March 20, 1984
The Golden Girls Grandma Petrillo 3x25 - Mother's Day May 7, 1988
Empty Nest Dorothy Zbornak 1x17 - Dumped February 18, 1989
Guest Night 1x04 - Episode Four May 1, 1992
The Golden Palace Dorothy Zbornak 1x07 - Seems Like Old Times (1) October 30, 1992
The Golden Palace Dorothy Zbornak 1x08 - Seems Like Old Times (2) November 6, 1992
Dave's World Mel Bloom 4x15 - Dave Barry, Call Your Agent January 31, 1997
Dave's World Mel Bloom 4x16 - Touched by an Agent February 7, 1997
Dave's World Mel Bloom 4x17 - Bad News Barry's February 21, 1997
Ellen Bea Arthur 5x19 - Ellen: A Hollywood Tribute (1) May 13, 1998
Beggars and Choosers Bea Arthur 1x01 - The Mountainmen (1) June 19, 1999
Beggars and Choosers Bea Arthur 1x04 - The Hat Trick July 3, 1999
Beggars and Choosers Bea Arthur 1x05 - The Ethel Merman Story July 10, 1999
Beggars and Choosers Bea Arthur 1x07 - Sex, Drugs & Videotape July 24, 1999
Malcolm in the Middle Mrs. White 1x16 - Water Park May 21, 2000
The E! True Hollywood Story Herself 4x38 - All in the Family August 27, 2000
Futurama Fem-puter 3x05 - Amazon Women in the Mood February 4, 2001
TV Land Confidential Herself 1x03 - Casting and Character Creation September 28, 2005
TV Land Confidential Herself 1x05 - Breakout and Disappearing Stars October 12, 2005
TV Land Confidential Herself 1x07 - Changing Times and Trends October 26, 2005
Curb Your Enthusiasm Larry's Mother 5x10 - The End December 4, 2005

Specials

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
The 45th Annual Academy Awards Presenter March 27, 1973 Academy Awards
The Star Wars Holiday Special Ackmena November 17, 1978
The Beatrice Arthur Special Herself January 19, 1980
Night of 100 Stars Herself March 8, 1982
Broadway Plays Washington on Kennedy Center Tonight Herself March 13, 1982
P.O.P. Olivia August 16, 1984
Circus of the Stars #10 Herself December 8, 1985
Walt Disney World's 15th Birthday Celebration Herself November 9, 1986
A Celebration of the Performing Arts Herself December 26, 1986
The 13th Annual People's Choice Awards Presenter March 15, 1987 People's Choice Awards
This Is Your Life (1987) Herself April 19, 1987
The 41st Annual Tony Awards Herself June 7, 1987 Tony Awards
Family Comedy Hour Herself November 25, 1987
Irving Berlin's 100th Birthday Celebration Herself May 27, 1988
Circus of the Stars #13 Herself November 25, 1988
My First Love Jean Miller December 4, 1988
Broadway at the Hollywood Bowl Herself March 4, 1994
Bob Hope: Happy 91st Birthday, Bob Herself May 14, 1994
50 Years of Funny Females Herself June 25, 1995
The 53rd Annual Tony Awards Herself June 6, 1999 Tony Awards
Intimate Portrait: Rue McClanahan Herself June 19, 2000
TV's Most Censored Moments Herself June 10, 2002
Intimate Portrait: Bea Arthur Herself January 20, 2003
TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV Herself March 12, 2003
The Golden Girls Greatest Moments Herself June 2, 2003
The Second Annual TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV Herself March 17, 2004
Inside TV Land: Primetime Politics Herself October 27, 2004
Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson Roaster August 14, 2005

Talk Show Appearances

Series Episode Airdate
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson December 30, 1974
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson April 22, 1975
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson March 19, 1976
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson May 19, 1977
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson January 14, 1980
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson September 11, 1985
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson September 23, 1986
Late Night with David Letterman November 10, 1986
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson February 20, 1990
Aspel & Company March 24, 1990
The Howard Stern Show April 18, 1992
Boulevard Bio September 7, 1993
The Martin Short Show October 14, 1999
So Graham Norton February 25, 2000
The Rosie O'Donnell Show February 8, 2002
The Daily Show Bea Arthur (March 11, 2002) March 11, 2002
Open Mike with Mike Bullard October 2, 2002
Rove Live April 29, 2003
Today with Des and Mel September 11, 2003
Richard & Judy September 26, 2003
The Terry and Gaby Show October 1, 2003

Awards and Accolades

Tony Awards

  • Won: Best Featured Actress in a Musical (1966)
Mame

Primetime Emmy Awards

(11 Nominations/2 Wins)

  • Nominated: Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series (1973)
Maude
  • Nominated: Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (1974)
Maude
  • Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (1976)
Maude
  • Won: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (1977)
Maude
  • Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (1978)
Maude
  • Nominated: Outstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in Variety or Music (1978)
Laugh-In
  • Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (1986)
The Golden Girls
  • Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (1987)
The Golden Girls
  • Won: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (1988)
The Golden Girls
  • Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (1989)
The Golden Girls
  • Nominated: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series (2000)
Malcolm in the Middle

Golden Globe Awards

(9 Nominations)

  • Nominated: Best TV Actress - Musical/Comedy (1973)
Maude
  • Nominated: Best TV Actress - Musical/Comedy (1974)
Maude
  • Nominated: Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture (1975)
Mame
  • Nominated: Best TV Actress - Musical/Comedy (1976)
Maude
  • Nominated: Best TV Actress - Musical/Comedy (1978)
Maude
  • Nominated: Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series - Comedy/Musical (1986)
The Golden Girls
  • Nominated: Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series - Comedy/Musical (1987)
The Golden Girls
  • Nominated: Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series - Comedy/Musical (1988)
The Golden Girls
  • Nominated: Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series - Comedy/Musical (1989)
The Golden Girls

American Comedy Awards, USA

(1 Nomination/1 Win)

  • Won: Funniest Female Guest Appearance in a TV Series (2000)
Malcolm in the Middle

Bambi Awards, Germany

(1 Win)

  • Won: Reader's Choice (1991)
The Golden Girls - This year asking for the favorite comedy series

Banff Television Festival, Canada

(1 Win)

  • Won: Award of Excellence (1989)
Acknowledging "the body of work and exceptional achievements of its recipients."

Golden Apple Awards, USA

(1 Win)

  • Won: Female Star of the Year (1985)