Bea Arthur died this morning. She was age 86. Family members reported that she was battling cancer.
One of the true greats, Beatrice Arthur was a strong woman and a phenomenal actress. Earl and I had the opportunity to see her show, “Bea Arthur On Broadway: Between Friends” back in 2002. We waited by the back stage door after the show to see her; she was unable to meet the fans waiting but she was cordial as she passed by, being escorted by friends. I often thought of her as a ‘handsome’ woman. Her presence reminded me in some ways of my Aunt Jen.
Below is one of my favourite clips from “The Golden Girls”; Bea almost loses it during the scene.
RIP Bea. You will be missed.