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Bea Arthur (Bernice Frankel)

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Biography

New York City, New York, USA
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. By the time she was 12 years old, she grew to be 5'9" and was the tallest girl in her school. She earned the title "wittiest" girl in her school, but Bea's family was not in show-business and she did not think her family would support her dream. She then worked as a laboratory technician, drove a truck and worked as a typist in the Marine Corps. Read more...

Actor

Character: Dorothy Zbornak in 'The Golden Girls'

St. Vincent 2014

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Character: Bea Vecchio

Lovers and Other Strangers 1970

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Character: Herself - Presenter: Best Live Action Short Film and Best Short Animated Film

The 45th Annual Academy Awards 1973

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Character: Herself - Host, Performer & Presenter: Best Actress & Actor in a Musical / Design Awards

The 31st Annual Tony Awards 1977

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Character: Dole office clerk

History of the World: Part I 1981

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Character: Herself - Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Special & Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Special

The 33rd Annual Emmy Awards 1981

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Character: Beverly Makeshift

For Better or Worse 1995

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Character: Rosalyn Gordon

P.O.P. 1984

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Character: Paul's Mother

Enemies of Laughter 2000

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Character: Angel

Soap 1977

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