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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)
6
4
My First Love
6
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:
John Amos, Steven Alexander Wright, Jason Alexander, Rob Reiner, James Woods, Haley Joel Osment, Joe Mantegna
Directed By:

TV Shows

Curb Your Enthusiasm
58
8
Curb Your Enthusiasm
TV-MA
58
8
Starring:
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, America Ferrera, Chris Parnell, Michael J. Fox, Nathan Lane, Anne Bancroft, Christine Taylor
Directed By:
Robert B. Weide, Larry Charles, Bryan Gordon, David Steinberg, Alec Berg
Omnibus
9
1
Omnibus
9
1
Starring:
Walter Matthau, Ray Walston, Mike Nichols, Jean Stapleton, Christopher Plummer, Jack Benny, Buddy Ebsen
Directed By:
All in the Family
15
3
All in the Family
TV-PG
15
3
Starring:
Charles Durning, Christopher Guest, Billy Crystal, Doris Roberts, F. Murray Abraham, Bernadette Peters, James Cromwell
Directed By:
The Phil Silvers Show
9
2
The Phil Silvers Show
9
2
Starring:
Bing Crosby, Tina Louise, Dean Martin, Dina Merrill, Paul Lynde, Alan Alda, George Harris Kennedy, Jr
Directed By:
Aaron Ruben, Caprio Al De
Beggars and Choosers
9
2
Beggars and Choosers
TV-MA
9
2
Starring:
Jim Belushi, Kevin Durand, Alan Thicke, Carl Reiner, Gary Dourdan, Erik Estrada, Alexis Arquette
Directed By:
Stuart Margolin, Fred Gerber, Sandy Smolan, George Bloomfield, Richard J. Lewis
Caesar's Hour
9
2
Caesar's Hour
9
2
Starring:
Sid Caesar, Carl Reiner, Nanette Fabray
Directed By:
Frank Bunetta
Kraft Television Theatre
8
2
Kraft Television Theatre
8
2
Starring:
Ed Asner, Milton Berle, Inger Stevens, Lee Grant, Rod Steiger, Eva Gabor, Robert Donat
Directed By:
Soap
11
2
Soap
11
2
Starring:
Robert Urich, Robert Englund, Sorrell Booke, Doris Roberts, Billy Crystal, Joe Mantegna
Malcolm in the Middle
54
13
Malcolm in the Middle
TV-PG
54
13
Starring:
Hayden Panettiere, Emma Stone, Jane Kaczmarek, David Cassidy, Jennette McCurdy, Ashlee Simpson, Patrick Warburton
Directed By:
The Golden Girls
23
5
The Golden Girls
TV-PG
23
5
Role:
Dorothy Zbornak / ... (177 episodes, 1985-1992)
Starring:
Mario Lopez, Alice Ghostley, Fred Willard, Peter Graves, Dick Van Dyke, Hal Linden, Rita Moreno
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:
Leslie Nielsen, James Dean, Natalie Wood, Charlton Heston, Elizabeth Montgomery, Lee Marvin, Abe Vigoda
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:
Phyllis Diller, Barbara Feldon, Michael Moriarty, Stephen McHattie
Maude
8
3
Maude
8
3
Role:
Maude Findlay (141 episodes, 1972-1978)
Starring:
Audra Lindley, Esther Rolle, Michael Keaton, Nanette Fabray, Dick Van Patten, Ed Begley Jr., John Wayne
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:
Betty White, Kim Fields, George Burns, Joely Fisher, Jack Black, Eddie Albert, Estelle Getty
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:
Jeffrey Tambor, Phil Hartman, Angie Dickinson, Matthew Perry, Edd Byrnes, Rider Strong, Danny Thomas
Directed By:
Steve Zuckerman, Hal Cooper, Dinah Manoff, Doug Smart
Dave's World
6
3
Dave's World
6
3
Starring:
Harry Anderson, Florence Henderson, John Ritter, Ray Walston, Ed Begley Jr., Patrick Warburton, Fred Willard
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:
Mariska Hargitay, Elinor Donahue, Jada Pinkett Smith, Helen Hunt, Brian Doyle-Murray, Chaz Bono, Ellen DeGeneres
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:
Phyllis Diller, Barbara Feldon, Michael Moriarty, Stephen McHattie

Animation Movies

Futurama
13
2
Futurama
TV-14
13
2
Starring:
Sarah Silverman, Katey Sagal, Robert Wagner, Tara Strong, Hank Azaria, Leonard Nimoy, William Shatner
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, Spike Milligan, Sid Caesar, 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