May 13, 1922
April 25, 2009
5 ft 9½ in | 176.5 cm
33-24-34 in | 84-61-86.5 cm
60 kg | 132 lbs
9 US | 39.5 EU
Beatrice Arthur was born in New York City, New York, United States, on May 13, 1922, was an American actress.
Young Bea Arthur first started performing as a member of theater group at the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York City in 1940s.
She made her big screen debut in drama film That Kind of Woman (1959) in role as WAC.
She got her television debut in DuMont Television Network series Once Upon a Tune (1951).
Bea's breakthrough performance came as Lucy Brown in a play with music "The Threepenny Opera" (1954-1955).
How tall was Bea Arthur and what was her weight? Bea Arthur's height was 5' 9½" іn fееt аnd іnсhеѕ or 176.5 іn cеntіmеtrеѕ, her weight was 132 іn pоunds or 60 іn kіlоgrаmѕ.
Bea Arthur body measurements was bust-waist-hip 33-24-34 in inches or 84-61-86.5 in cеntіmеtrеѕ, her bra size was 32B with cup size B.
She was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture for her role as Vera Charles in musical film Mame (1974).
Lovers and Other Strangers (1970) romantic comedy opposite Richard S. Castellano, Gig Young and Cloris Leachman
Enemies of Laughter (2000) romantic comedy with David Paymer, Judge Reinhold and Rosalind Chao
She won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Maude Findlay in CBS sitcom Maude (1972-1978), also was nominated for four Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical.
She was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in Variety or Music in sketch comedy television program Laugh-In (1977).
She won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Dorothy Zbornak in NBC sitcom The Golden Girls (1985-1992), also was nominated for four Golden Globe Awards for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical and American Comedy Award for Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) Network, Cable or Syndication.
She won the American Comedy Award for Funniest Female Guest Appearance in a TV Series and was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Mrs. White in Fox sitcom Malcolm in the Middle (2000) in episode "Water Park".
She played Amanda Cartwright in ABC sitcom Amanda's (1983).
Attended Linden Hall School for Girls in Lititz, Pennsylvania.
Attended Blackstone College for Girls in Blackstone, Virginia.
Studied at Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Studied acting at Erwin Piscator's Dramatic Workshop of the New School in New York City.
She was also a qualified medical technician.
Had two sisters, Gertrude Arthur and Marian Kay.
She was best friends with Angela Lansbury, Doris Roberts and Shirley MacLaine.
She was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Special Theatrical Event for her one-woman show "Bea Arthur on Broadway: Just Between Friends" (2002).
She volunteered and served during World War II as a truck driver and a typist in the Marine Corps.
She was posthumously inducted as Disney Legends in 2009.
She won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her role as Vera Charles in a musical "Mame" (1966).
She won the Gold Derby Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008.
She won the Golden Apple Award for Female Star of the Year in 1986.
She won the People's Choice Award for Favorite Female TV Performer in 1987.
Bea died on April 25, 2009, Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 86.
She was married to:
Gene Saks (1950-1978)
Robert Alan Aurthur (1947-1950) they had two adopted sons, Matthew and Daniel