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sad news today: Bea Arthur died this morning in L.A. she had been battling cancer (a family spokesman declined to get more specific.) she was 86.
my favorite of her work was Golden Girls, but she’d done plenty of work before then. she was on Broadway for many years before landing a part on All in the Family as Maude, Edith Bunker’s liberal cousin.
she got her own spinoff, Maude, in 1972, and it thrust her into the forefront as one of the faces of the feminist movement. although it was a sitcom, the comedy dealt with the stresses and constraints that many women lived with–her husband became an alcoholic and she got an abortion on the show (which didn’t go over well with many viewers.)
in more recent years, Bea appeared on Curb Your Enthusiasm and Malcolm in the Middle. she was still fucking hilarious.
but i will always love her for being Dorothy. viva las Golden Girls!
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