Arthur, Beatrice, 1922-2009

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Beatrice Arthur (born Bernice Frankel; May 13, 1922 – April 25, 2009) was an American actress and comedian. Arthur began her career on stage in 1947 and made her Broadway debut in The Threepenny Opera in 1954. She won the 1966 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for playing Vera Charles in Mame. She went on to play Maude Findlay on the 1970s sitcoms All in the Family (1971–72) and Maude (1972–78), and Dorothy Zbornak on the 1980s sitcom The Golden Girls (1985–92), winning Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 1977 and 1988. Her film appearances include Lovers and Other Strangers (1970) and Mame (1974). In 2002, she starred in the one-woman show Bea Arthur on Broadway: Just Between Friends.
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referencedIn Douglas Menuez photography collection, 1986-2006 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Guide to the Beverly Bozeman Fuller Tamiment Playhouse Photographs, 1954-1957 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
referencedIn Lucille Lortel papers, 1902-2000 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Guide to the Beverly Bozeman Fuller Tamiment Playhouse Photographs, 1954-1957 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
referencedIn Guide to the Tamiment Playhouse Photographs, 1920s-1987 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
referencedIn Guide to the Tamiment Playhouse Records, 1927-1987 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
referencedIn John Eldon Thayer collection of motion picture memorabilia, 1916-1979. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Souvenir programs for theatrical productions, 1906-2005. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Arthur Unger collection of recorded interviews [sound recording] The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
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referencedIn Official Military Personnel File for Beatrice Arthur. 1943 - 1946. National Archives at St. Louis
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Fuller, Beverly Bozeman., 1927-2012 person
associatedWith Lortel, Lucille person
associatedWith Menuez, Doug person
associatedWith Saddler, Donald person
associatedWith Tamiment Playhouse. corporateBody
correspondedWith Thayer, John Eldon, 1899-1980 person
associatedWith Unger, Arthur person
memberOf United States. Marine Corps corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Los Angeles CA US
Brooklyn NY US
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Actresses
Actors
Comedians
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Birth 1922-05-13

Death 2009-04-25

Female

Americans

English

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