Sunday, April 26, 2009
Great Comedian: Bea Arthur
I just heard that Bea Arthur(1922-2009) passed away Saturday.She died of cancer at the age of 86. I can't believe she was 86. I guess when you get to middle life you start to realize that you are in the age you actually grew up with actors and actresses watching these shows. When I was growing up most of the actresses I never heard of.
Bea Arthur was on a show called Maude. She had a dry sense of humor. It was a spin off of All In The Family.
All In The Family I hated. Because Archie treated Edith terribly. Edith was portrayed as a dim-whit. Maude was a comedy, but at the same time brought up issues that were a concern for all of us.
Those were the shows that were great. I know I must be a prude. But now a days everything goes. Too bad.
What I remember her from is the Golden Girls. You can still see the show on lifetime.
The show was a bunch of older ladies living in Miami. They all lived in a house together. They were not ready to go to a retirement, or a nursing home. They were not in wheel chairs. They were a bunch of lively ladies. Yes, they even talked about the SEX WORD..., and had love interests, boy friends and even found them in bed with another man.
I loved the show. It was so funny. Sometimes with dry humor. Sometimes mad-cap and not raunchy.
You can catch it on lifetime. Or on youtube.
We will miss you Bea, I looked forward to every Saturday evening watching the show.