(May 13, 1922 – April 25, 2009)
What a force of nature Bea Arthur was. Although a respected and formidable stage actor, Ms. Arthur will alwys be known and beloved for her indelible characters on TVs "Maude" (1972-1978) and "Golden Girls" (1985-1992). Her sharp tongue and precise timing were a joy to behold. May she rest in peace.