Beatrice Arthur started her career with off-Broadway productions including ‘The ThreePenny Opera’ (1954), ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ (1964), and earned acclaim as ‘Vera’ in ‘Mame’ (1966).
Arthur’s first screen appearance was on 1951 TV-series ‘Kraft Television Theater,’ ‘Once Upon a Tune’ and others, and featured in ‘Caesar’s Hour’ (1954-1956). Her first film was ‘That Kind of Woman’ (1959).
Arthur’s role as ‘Maude Findlay’ in sitcom ‘All in the Family’ (1971-1972) brought her acclaim and also, her own series ‘Maude’ (1972-1978), fetching numerous nominations and awards. She reprised role of ‘Vera’ in film-adaption of ‘Mame’ (1974). Later, she appeared in cameos in films ‘History of the World Part-I’ (1981), and ‘For Better or Worse’ (1995).
Arthur featured in TV’s ‘Star Wars Holiday Special’ (1978), followed by ‘The Beatrice Arthur Special’ (1980) as host. She played title role in sitcom ‘Amanda’ (1983). Her portrayal of ‘Dorothy Zbornak’ in long-running, hit sitcom ‘The Golden Girls’ (1985-1992) earned several accolades. She guest appeared in the spin-off, ‘The Golden Palace’ (1992-1993).
Arthur featured as guest on several TV-shows, and was part of ‘Futurama’ (2001). Her Broadway show ‘Bea Arthur on Broadway: Just Between Friends’ (2002) earned nominations.
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.
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.
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.
Bea Arthur Awards
|The Golden Girls||Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series||1988|
|Maude||Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series||1977|
|Winner||Best Score From an Original Cast Show Album||1967|