Bea Arthur who was best known for her roles on the 1970’s sitcom Maude and in the 1980’s for the ‘Golden Girls’ has died at the age of 86. Bea Arthur’s instant success on Maude came as a result from her guest appearances on ‘All in the Family’ and a subsequent spinoff series. Always known for her wise-cracking sarcasm, sadly Bea Arthur has passed, Rest in Peace.
One came in 1977 for “Maude,” in which she played the title role and was regarded as a symbol of the rise of feminism in American life.
The second came in 1988 for “The Golden Girls,” which ran for seven years and, with its focus on older women, was said to stretch the demographic boundaries of the television audience.