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Bea Arthur

Actress-comedienne Bea Arthur was born on May 13, 1922 in New York City to a Jewish family. She grew up in Maryland, where her parents ran a dress shop. At 12 years old, she was the tallest girl in her school at 5'9". She earned the title "wittiest" girl in her school, and Bea's dream was to be in show business, but she didn't think her family ...

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May 13, 1922 In New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Best of Anything
Latest Project:
Movie Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age 2018-04-07

Nominated for 9 Golden Globes. Another 10 wins & 13 nominations.

Known For
Poster of The Golden Girls
Poster of The Star Wars Holiday Special
Poster of Maude
Poster of Mame
Series Laugh-In Unknown 2019
Movie Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age Unknown 2018-04-07
Series The History of Comedy Unknown 2017-02-09
Movie O.J.: Made in America Herself 2016-08-04
Movie Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You Herself 2016-05-01
Series Entertainment Tonight Unknown 2015
Movie Greenwich Village: A World Apart Unknown 2015
Series The Seventies Unknown 2015-06-11
Series Inside Edition Unknown 2014
Series Piers Morgan Tonight Unknown 2013
Movie Betty White's 2nd Annual 90th Birthday Herself 2013-02-05
Series The View Unknown 2013
Movie Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America's Golden Girl Herself 2012-01-16
Series CBS This Morning Unknown 2012-01-09
Movie Uncle Bob Unknown 2010
Movie 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Herself - In Memoriam 2010-01-23
Series The Bonnie Hunt Show Unknown 2009
Movie The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards Herself - In Memoriam 2009-09-20
Movie TV's 50 Funniest Catch Phrases Herself 2009-05-26
Movie The 63rd Annual Tony Awards Herself - Memorial Tribute 2009-06-07
Series The Joy Behar Show Unknown 2009
Movie TV's All-Time Funniest: A Paley Center for Media Special Unknown 2008
Series Pioneers of Television Unknown 2008-01-02
Movie The 6th Annual TV Land Awards Unknown 2008
Movie Entertainment Weekly & TV Land Present: The 50 Greatest TV Icons Unknown 2007
Series Back to the Grind Unknown 2007
Series Memòries de la tele Unknown 2007-06-03
Series The 100 Greatest TV Quotes & Catchphrases Unknown 2006
Series La imagen de tu vida Unknown 2006-09-14
Series TV Land Confidential Unknown 2005-09-14
Series Today with Des and Mel Unknown 2005
Series Live! with Kelly Unknown 2005
Movie Inside TV Land: Tickled Pink Herself 2005-06-01
Movie Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson Herself - Roaster 2005-08-14
Movie Inside TV Land: Primetime Politics Unknown 2004
Series Through the Keyhole Unknown 2004
Series The Interviews: An Oral History of Television Unknown 2004
Series The Terry and Gaby Show Unknown 2004
Movie The 2nd Annual TV Land Awards Unknown 2004
Movie The Best of 'So Graham Norton' Herself 2004-08-10
Movie TV's Greatest Sidekicks Unknown 2004
Series Richard & Judy Unknown 2003
Movie Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There Herself 2003-04-01
Movie Great Women of Television Comedy Herself 2003
Movie TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV Unknown 2003
Movie The Golden Girls: Their Greatest Moments Herself 2003-06-02
Series TV Tales Unknown 2002
Movie TV's Most Censored Moments Unknown 2002
Series Because I Said So Unknown 2002-02-28
Movie Inside TV Land: Taboo TV Herself 2002-11-01
Movie The Big O! True West Hollywood Story Herself 2002-03-20
Series One-Hit Wonders Unknown 2002-07-29
Series So Graham Norton Unknown 2001-07-20
Series Open Mike with Mike Bullard Unknown 2001
Series Intimate Portrait Unknown 2001
Series Malcolm in the Middle Unknown 2000-01-09
Series Curb Your Enthusiasm Unknown 2000-10-15
Series Rove Live Unknown 2000-10-09
Movie The 70s: The Decade That Changed Television Herself - Interviewee 2000-09-17
Movie Enemies of Laughter Unknown 2000
Series Futurama Unknown 1999-03-28
Series Beggars and Choosers Unknown 1999-06-19
Series The Martin Short Show Unknown 1999-09-13
Movie Paul McCartney & Friends Live: PETA's Millennium Concert Herself 1999-10-16
Movie The 53rd Annual Tony Awards Herself - Presenter 1999-06-06
Movie NY TV: By the People Who Made It - Part I & II Herself - Interviewee 1998-12-14
Series Emily of New Moon Unknown 1998-01-04
Movie CBS: The First 50 Years Herself - Interviewee 1998-05-20
Series The RuPaul Show Unknown 1997
Series The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
Movie The 50th Annual Tony Awards Herself - Presenter 1996-06-02
Series The Rosie O'Donnell Show Unknown 1996-06-10
Movie A Benefit Celebration: A Tribute to Angela Lansbury Herself - Performer 1996-11-17
Series E! True Hollywood Story Unknown 1996-03-21
Movie The 10th Annual American Comedy Awards Herself 1996-03-06
Series Larry King Live Unknown 1996
Movie The 9th Annual Genesis Awards Herself - Presenter 1995-02-07
Movie 50 Years of Funny Females Herself 1995-06-25
Movie For Better or Worse Beverly Makeshift 1995-03-19
Movie Bob Hope's Birthday Memories Herself 1994-05-14
Series Ellen Unknown 1994-03-29
Movie The 8th Annual American Comedy Awards Herself - Presenter 1994-05-23
Series Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-12
Movie Broadway at the Hollywood Bowl Unknown 1994
Series She TV Unknown 1994
Movie The 7th Annual American Comedy Awards Herself 1993-03-03
Movie The 47th Annual Tony Awards Herself - Presenter 1993-06-06
Series Dave's World Unknown 1993-09-20
Movie TV Guide: 40th Anniversary Special Unknown 1993
Series Sean's Show Unknown 1993
Movie Out There Herself 1993
Movie This Joint Is Jumpin' Unknown 1993
Series Dame Edna's Hollywood Unknown 1993
Series Evening at Pops Unknown 1992
Movie The 6th Annual American Comedy Awards Herself 1992-05-20
Series Guest Night Unknown 1992
Series The Golden Palace Unknown 1992-09-18
Movie The 1992 Pacific Center HIV - AIDS Benefit Unknown 1992
Movie The 37th Annual Thalians Ball Unknown 1992
Movie The Laurence Olivier Awards Unknown 1991
Movie The 5th Annual American Comedy Awards Herself 1991-04-03
Movie The 48th Annual Golden Globe Awards Herself - Presenter 1991-01-19
Series Boulevard Bio Unknown 1991-08-07
Movie The 17th Annual People's Choice Awards Herself - Presenter 1991-04-08
Movie The 43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Herself - Presenter 1991-08-25
Movie Funny Women of Television Herself 1991-10-24
Movie Night of 100 Stars III Herself 1990-05-21
Series The Howard Stern Show Unknown 1990-07-01
Movie Live from the London Palladium: Happy Birthday, Happy New Year! Herself 1990-12-31
Movie The Earth Day Special Unknown 1990-04-22
Movie The 42nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Herself - Presenter 1990-09-16
Movie The 4th Annual American Comedy Awards Herself 1990-03-19
Movie The 21st BAFTA Awards Herself 1990-03-18
Movie The TV Academy Annual Tribute: A Salute to Angela Lansbury Herself - Speaker 1990-02-22
Movie The 46th Annual Golden Globe Awards Herself - Nominee 1989-01-28
Series The Arsenio Hall Show Unknown 1989-01-03
Series A Conversation with Dinah Unknown 1989
Series The Dick Cavett Show Unknown 1989-04-17
Movie Bob Hope's Birthday Spectacular in Paris Herself 1989-05-24
Movie The 41st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Herself - Nominee 1989-09-17
Movie The Society of Singers Presents: A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald Unknown 1989
Movie The 3rd Annual American Comedy Awards Herself 1989-05-23
Movie Happy Birthday, Bob: 50 Stars Salute Your 50 Years with NBC Herself 1988-05-16
Series Later with Bob Costas Unknown 1988-08-22
Movie The 40th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Herself - Winner 1988-08-28
Movie In Performance at the White House: A Salute to Broadway, Showstoppers Herself 1988-05-18
Movie The 45th Annual Golden Globe Awards Herself - Nominee 1988-01-23
Movie The 9th Annual American Black Achievement Awards Herself 1988-01-01
Series This Morning Unknown 1988-10-03
Movie Irving Berlin's 100th Birthday Celebration Herself 1988-05-27
Series Empty Nest Unknown 1988-10-08
Movie Circus of the Stars #13 Unknown 1988
Movie The Royal Variety Performance 1988 Unknown 1988
Movie Mickey's 60th Birthday Herself 1988-11-13
Movie My First Love Unknown 1988
Movie Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood Herself 1987-05-18
Movie The 1st Annual American Comedy Awards Herself 1987-05-19
Movie This Is Your Life Herself 1987-04-19
Movie The 41st Annual Tony Awards Herself - Performer 1987-06-07
Movie Family Comedy Hour Herself 1987-11-25
Movie Comic Relief '87 Unknown 1987
Movie All-Star Party for Joan Collins Herself 1987-12-02
Series Biography Unknown 1987-04-06
Movie The 39th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Herself - Nominee & Presenter 1987-09-20
Series The 13th Annual People's Choice Awards Herself - Presenter 1987-03-15
Movie The 44th Annual Golden Globe Awards Herself - Nominee 1987-01-31
Movie All Star Gala at Ford's Theatre Unknown 1987
Series American Masters Unknown 1986-06-23
Movie The 40th Annual Tony Awards Herself - Presenter & Performer 1986
Movie The 38th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Herself - Nominee & Presenter 1986-09-21
Movie NBC 60th Anniversary Celebration Herself 1986-05-12
Movie The 43rd Annual Golden Globe Awards Herself - Nominee 1986-01-24
Movie All-Star Party for Clint Eastwood Herself 1986-11-30
Movie The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts Herself - Performer 1986-12-26
Movie The 37th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Herself - Performer 1985-09-22
Series The Golden Girls Unknown 1985-09-14
Movie Circus of the Stars #10 Herself - Ringmaster 1985-12-08
Movie The NBC All Star Hour Herself 1985-09-16
Series Cinema 3 Unknown 1984-03-04
Movie P.O.P. Unknown 1984
Series Aspel & Company Unknown 1984-06-09
Movie The 1st TV Academy Hall of Fame Unknown 1984
Series a.k.a. Pablo Unknown 1984
Movie The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Joan Collins Unknown 1984
Movie The 9th Annual People's Choice Awards Herself - Presenter 1983-03-17
Series Sally Jessy Raphael Unknown 1983-10-17
Series Amanda's Unknown 1983
Movie Women I Love: Beautiful But Funny Herself 1982-02-28
Series Late Night with David Letterman Unknown 1982-02-01
Movie Night of 100 Stars Herself 1982-03-08
Movie Broadway Plays Washington on Kennedy Center Tonight Herself 1982-03-13
Movie The 33rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Herself - Presenter 1981-09-13
Movie History of the World: Part I Unknown 1981-06-12
Movie The 35th Annual Tony Awards Herself - Presenter 1981-06-07
Movie Bob Hope Special: Hope, Women and Song Herself 1980-01-21
Series Des O'Connor Tonight Unknown 1980
Movie The Beatrice Arthur Special Unknown 1980
Series Omnibus Unknown 1980
Movie 30 Years of TV Comedy's Greatest Hits: To Laughter with Love Herself - Presenter 1980-02-10
Series CBS News Sunday Morning Unknown 1979-04-03
Series The Mary Tyler Moore Hour Unknown 1979
Movie The 30th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Herself - Nominee & Presenter 1978-09-17
Movie The Star Wars Holiday Special Ackmena 1978-11-17
Series CBS: On the Air Unknown 1978
Movie The 31st Annual Tony Awards Herself - Hostess, Presenter & Performer 1977-06-05
Movie The 29th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Herself - Winner 1977-09-11
Movie CBS Galaxy Unknown 1977
Series The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Unknown 1977
Series Soap Unknown 1977-09-13
Series Cos Unknown 1976
Movie The 2nd Annual People's Choice Awards Herself - Presenter 1976-02-19
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series Good Morning America Unknown 1975-01-06
Movie The Wild Party Unknown 1975
Movie Mame Unknown 1974
Movie The 28th Annual Tony Awards Herself - Performer 1974-04-21
Series Dinah! Unknown 1974-10-21
Movie The 45th Annual Academy Awards Herself - Presenter 1973-03-27
Series Great Performances Unknown 1972-11-04
Series Maude Unknown 1972-09-12
Series All in the Family Unknown 1971-01-12
Movie Lovers and Other Strangers Bea Vecchio 1970-08-12
Series The Dick Cavett Show Unknown 1968-03-04
Movie The 20th Annual Tony Awards Herself - Winner 1966-06-16
Series The Merv Griffin Show Unknown 1965
Series The Sid Caesar Show Unknown 1963-10-03
Series The Mike Douglas Show Unknown 1961-12-11
Movie The Connie Francis Show Unknown 1961
Movie The Best of Anything Unknown 1960
Movie That Kind of Woman Unknown 1959
Series The Garry Moore Show Unknown 1958-09-30
Movie The Gift of the Magi Unknown 1958
Series Washington Square Unknown 1957
Series The Jack Paar Tonight Show Unknown 1957-07-29
Series The Phil Silvers Show Unknown 1957
Series The Seven Lively Arts Unknown 1957
Series Caesar's Hour Unknown 1955
Movie Max Liebman Presents: Kaleidoscope Guest 1955-04-25
Series The George Gobel Show Unknown 1954-10-02
Series Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color Unknown 1954-10-27
Series Today Unknown 1952-01-14
Series Omnibus Unknown 1952-11-09
Series Once Upon a Tune Unknown 1951-03-06
Series Studio One in Hollywood Unknown 1948-11-07
Series Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall Unknown 1948-12-24
Series Kraft Theatre Unknown 1947-05-07