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List of Bea Arthur Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Gift of the Magi (1958)
10
2
The Gift of the Magi
10
2
Role:
Mrs. Abercrombie (as Beatrice Arthur)
Starring:
Eli Wallach, Gordon MacRae, Sally Ann Howes, Allen Case
Directed By:
George Schaefer
2. Lovers and Other Strangers (1970)
9
5
Lovers and Other Strangers
R
9
5

As Mike Vecchio and Susan Henderson prepare for their marriage, their close family members gather together with their own relationship issues. Susan's father is secretly seeing her spinster aunt and her sister is trying to revive passion in her marriage, while Mike's devout parents are struggling to accept that his brother Richie is heading for a divorce.

Role:
Bea Vecchio (as Beatrice Arthur)
Starring:
Directed By:
Cy Howard
3. Mame (1974)
11
8
Mame
PG
11
8
Role:
Vera Charles
Starring:
Lucille Ball, Bruce Davison, Robert Preston, Kirby Furlong
Directed By:
Gene Saks
5. Family Comedy Hour (1987)
8
3
Family Comedy Hour
8
3
Role:
Herself
Starring:
Barbara Billingsley, Chao Li Chi, Corbin Bernsen, Brian Bonsall
Directed By:
John Bowab
7. Uncle Bob (2010)
7
3
Uncle Bob
7
3
Role:
Herself (archiveFootage)
Starring:
Divine, Mike Douglas, Mario Bosco, Jason Fernandez
Directed By:
Robert Oppel
8. My First Love (1988)
7
4
My First Love
7
4
Role:
Jean Miller
Starring:
Richard Kiley, Anne Francis, Joan Van Ark, Barbara Barrie
Directed By:
Gilbert Cates
11. For Better or Worse (1995)
4
5
For Better or Worse
PG-13
4
5
Starring:
Jason Alexander, Rob Reiner, John Amos, Steven Alexander Wright, James Woods, Haley Joel Osment, Joe Mantegna
Directed By:

TV Shows

Curb Your Enthusiasm
58
8
Curb Your Enthusiasm
TV-MA
58
8
Starring:
Steve Coogan, Ricky Gervais, Kaitlin Olson, Larry David, Lucy Lawless, Ben Affleck, David Spade
Directed By:
Robert B. Weide, Larry Charles, Bryan Gordon, David Steinberg, Alec Berg
Omnibus
9
1
Omnibus
9
1
Starring:
Elsa Lanchester, Jessica Tandy, Sal Mineo, James Dean, Lorne Greene, Ray Walston, Jean Stapleton
Directed By:
All in the Family
15
3
All in the Family
TV-PG
15
3
Starring:
Sorrell Booke, Sherman Hemsley, Christopher Guest, Charles Durning, Billy Crystal, Doris Roberts, Bernadette Peters
Directed By:
The Phil Silvers Show
9
2
The Phil Silvers Show
9
2
Starring:
Bing Crosby, Alan Alda, George Harris Kennedy, Jr, Dick Van Dyke, Tina Louise, Dean Martin, Dina Merrill
Directed By:
Aaron Ruben, Caprio Al De
Beggars and Choosers
9
2
Beggars and Choosers
TV-MA
9
2
Starring:
Gary Dourdan, Erik Estrada, Alexis Arquette, Jim Belushi, Kevin Durand, Alan Thicke, Carl Reiner
Directed By:
Stuart Margolin, Fred Gerber, Sandy Smolan, George Bloomfield, Richard J. Lewis
Caesar's Hour
9
2
Caesar's Hour
9
2
Starring:
Nanette Fabray, Sid Caesar, Carl Reiner
Directed By:
Frank Bunetta
Kraft Television Theatre
8
2
Kraft Television Theatre
8
2
Starring:
Sessue Hayakawa, Ben Gazzara, Harry Dean Stanton, Larry Hagman, Milton Berle, Christopher Plummer, Lee Grant
Directed By:
Soap
11
2
Soap
11
2
Starring:
Robert Englund, Robert Urich, Sorrell Booke, Doris Roberts, Billy Crystal, Joe Mantegna
Malcolm in the Middle
54
13
Malcolm in the Middle
TV-PG
54
13
Starring:
Susan Sarandon, Betty White, Erik Per Sullivan, Tom Green, Kat Graham, Bryan Cranston, Ashley Tisdale
Directed By:
The Golden Girls
23
5
The Golden Girls
TV-PG
23
5
Role:
Dorothy Zbornak / ... (177 episodes, 1985-1992)
Starring:
Elinor Donahue, Don Ameche, Jeffrey Tambor, Alice Ghostley, Mario Lopez, Fred Willard, Peter Graves
Directed By:
Terry Hughes, Lex Passaris, Matthew Diamond, Jim Drake, Peter D. Beyt
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Laugh-In
8
2
Laugh-In
8
2
Role:
(1 episode, 1977)
Starring:
Robin Williams, Flip Wilson, Antoinette Atell
Directed By:
Don Mischer
Studio One
7
2
Studio One
7
2
Starring:
Anne Bancroft, Charles Bronson, Warren Beatty, William Shatner, Grace Kelly, Leslie Nielsen, Natalie Wood
Directed By:
She TV
7
2
She TV
7
2
Role:
Herself - Guest (1 episode, 1994)
Starring:
Jennifer Coolidge, Nick Bakay, Carl Banks, Elon Gold
Emily of New Moon
7
2
Emily of New Moon
TV-G
7
2
Role:
 The Voice 1 episode, 1999
Starring:
Michael Moriarty, Phyllis Diller, Barbara Feldon, Stephen McHattie
Maude
8
3
Maude
8
3
Role:
Maude Findlay (141 episodes, 1972-1978)
Starring:
Audra Lindley, Tom Bosley, Teri Garr, Jill Clayburgh, Adrienne Barbeau, Michael Keaton, Esther Rolle
Directed By:
Hal Cooper, Bill Hobin, Robert H. Livingston, Tony Csiki
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
The Golden Palace
7
3
The Golden Palace
7
3
Starring:
Estelle Getty, Margaret Cho, Don Cheadle, Dick Van Patten, Kim Fields, George Burns, Jack Black
Directed By:
Peter D. Beyt, Lex Passaris
Dame Edna's Hollywood
6
3
Dame Edna's Hollywood
6
3
Role:
Herself (1 episode, 1991)
Starring:
Barry Humphries, Mel Gibson, Cher, Emily Perry
Empty Nest
6
3
Empty Nest
6
3
Starring:
Danny Thomas, Jane Lynch, Debra Jo Rupp, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Phil Hartman, Angie Dickinson, Matthew Perry
Directed By:
Steve Zuckerman, Hal Cooper, Dinah Manoff, Doug Smart
Dave's World
6
3
Dave's World
6
3
Starring:
Patrick Warburton, Harry Anderson, Florence Henderson, John Ritter, Ed Begley Jr., Fred Willard, Ray Walston
Directed By:
Thomas J. Thompson, James Widdoes, Jim Drake, Tim O'Donnell, Paul Kreppel
a.k.a. Pablo
5
3
a.k.a. Pablo
5
3
Starring:
Katy Jurado, Mario Lopez, Paul Rodriguez, Hector Elizondo
The Seven Lively Arts
5
3
The Seven Lively Arts
5
3
Starring:
Jason Robards, Eli Wallach, Steven Hill, John Crosby
Directed By:
Ellen
6
4
Ellen
TV-PG
6
4
Starring:
Woody Harrelson, Sean Penn, Brian Doyle-Murray, Connie Stevens, Jeremy Piven, Emma Thompson, Joely Fisher
Directed By:
Gil Junger, Robby Benson, Tom Cherones, Gail Mancuso, Rob Schiller
The Sid Caesar Show
4
3
The Sid Caesar Show
4
3
Role:
Regular (1963) (unknown episodes)
Starring:
Sid Caesar, Joey Forman, Gisele MacKenzie
Directed By:
Greg Garrison
Amanda's
4
3
Amanda's
4
3
Role:
Amanda Cartwright (13 episodes, 1983)
Starring:
Jerry Stiller, Fred McCarren, Keene Curtis, Simone Griffeth
Directed By:
Charles S. Dubin, Howard Storm, J.D. Lobue
Cos
1
3
Cos
1
3
Role:
Herself (1 episode, 1976)
Starring:
Lola Falana, Lynda Carter, Madeline Kahn, Bill Cosby

Narrator/Dubbing

Emily of New Moon
7
2
Emily of New Moon
TV-G
7
2
Role:
 The Voice 1 episode, 1999
Starring:
Michael Moriarty, Phyllis Diller, Barbara Feldon, Stephen McHattie

Animation Movies

Futurama
13
2
Futurama
TV-14
13
2
Starring:
Patton Oswalt, Seth MacFarlane, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols, Sigourney Weaver, Lucy Liu, Emilia Clarke
Directed By:
Peter Avanzino, Bret Haaland, Gregg Vanzo, Ron Hughart, Brian Sheesley

Special Appearance/Cameo

History of the World: Part I (1981)
14
7
History of the World: Part I
R
14
7

Starting from the events of the Old Testament to the Spanish Inquisition to the French Revolution, and lastly the future, this film explains the story of mankind in a comical way. 

Role:
Dole Office Clerk (uncredited)
Starring:
Mel Brooks, John Hurt, Cloris Leachman, Sid Caesar, Spike Milligan, Orson Welles, Dom DeLuise
Directed By:
That Kind of Woman (1959)
5
3
That Kind of Woman
5
3

This drama film takes us to 1944, during the time of the Second World War. The film tells the story of Kay, the mistress of a millionaire industrialist, who uses her to help him influence his contacts at the Pentagon. While travelling from Miami to New York City, by train, she and her friend meet a young American paratrooper named Red, who she eventually falls in love with.

Role:
WAC (uncredited)
Starring:
Sophia Loren, Keenan Wynn, Jack Warden, Barbara Nichols, Tab Hunter
Directed By:
Sidney Lumet

Bea Arthur Awards

Primetime Emmy Awards
The Golden Girls Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series 1988
Maude Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series 1977
Grammy Awards
Winner Best Score From an Original Cast Show Album 1967