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Bea Arthur was an Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress who starred in the television shows Maude and The Golden Girls.
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For Bea Arthur, it all changed when she was offered a job on the show All In The Family. The show began her career as a woman not afraid to talk about controversial issues such as abortion.
When Bea Arthur was young she began acting on stage. Audiences loved her, and she quickly found herself infected with love for comedy and the stage. Arthur is best known, however, as a star in two hit shows, The Golden Girls and Maude.
A short biography on Bea Arthur who started out on Broadway and then moved to the small screen with "Maude" and then to the ever popular hit show "Golden Girls."
Betty White is best known for her roles on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "The Golden Girls." She has appeared for decades on talk shows and game shows and spends her free time advocating for animals.
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She lost out to Elaine Stritch, who ironically had been up for the role of Dorothy on Golden Girls along with Arthur.
Outside of acting, Bea Arthur was a strong supporter of animal rights and an activist for AIDS-related causes.
Arthur was married twice and had two sons with second husband Gene Saks. The couple was married in 1950 and divorced in 1978. Arthur died at her home in Los Angeles April 25, 2009, of cancer. She was 86.
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