Bea Arthur

Television icon Bea Arthur has died at the age of 86. The Golden Girls star who played Dorothy Zbornak in the hit TV show from 1985 until 1992, lost her battle with cancer at her Los Angeles California home yesterday. Arthur began her career on the stage, winning critical acclaim for her performance in a 1964 production of Fiddler on the Roof on Broadway, and landing a Tony Award for her turn in 1966 musical Mame. She moved on to television with a role in 1970s show Maude before landing a part in hit sitcom The Golden Girls. She won Emmy Awards for both series. Having photographed Bea many times, this icon will be missed by everyone.
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Anonymous said…
Amazingly, she was nominated for 20 Emmys and Oscars... She did it all! Broadway to Hollywood; live stage to film to TV.

Sometimes, the best ones just kind of get put to the side and forgotten about, you know? Just the pace of today, I guess.

(PS She even adopted two children.)