Happy Birthday to the inimitable Bea Arthur!

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Today is Bea Arthur’s birthday. The grand lady would have been 91. I had the wonderful opportunity to see her one woman show with accompanist Billy Goldenberg in her dynamic ”Bea Arthur on Broadway: Just Between Friends” back in 2002.

I just adore Bea Arthur, from her performance as Vera Charles along side Lucille Ball in 1974 Mame  singing ‘Bosom Buddies’… to her performance as Edith Bunker’s cousin Maude Finley who was on her fourth husband and a raging liberal breaking the mold of the American Television Housewife…

Bea Arthur as Maude

Or her portrayal of the erudite and snarky Dorothy Zbornak on The Golden Girls.

Bea Arthur as Dorothy Zbornak The Golden Girls

Below she sings Irving Berlin’s ‘What’ll I Do’, a song that melts me into a puddle, and a duet I’ve done with my Siamese cat Daisy…

Happy Birthday Bea Arthur you’re still in our hearts bigger than life!

Joey

6 thoughts on “Happy Birthday to the inimitable Bea Arthur!

  1. What a lovely salute to the late, great Bea Arthur, Joey! And you know how much I love the “Bosom Buddies” number from MAME! You’re always a class, my friend! Happy 91st Birthday in Heaven to a wonderfully talented gal!

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    1. You know I thought of you Dor, because YES I do know how much MAME means to you my dear friend!! They just don’t make ’em like that anymore… here’s to ‘Bosom Buddies’

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    1. Rich, I totally agree…I’m more of a 70s girl but The Golden Girls is timeless! The chemistry and comedic timing of those ladies is priceless. We could watch the show over and over again, still laughing at the same scenes and the darn hilarious dialogue… brilliant. Bea was a glorious force to be reckoned with!

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    2. Rich, I totally agree…I’m more of a 70s girl but The Golden Girls is timeless! The chemistry and comedic timing of those ladies is priceless. We could watch the show over and over again, still laughing at the same scenes and the darn hilarious dialogue… brilliant. Bea was a glorious force to be reckoned with!

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