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Beatrice Arthur (born Bernice Frankel on May 13, 1923), is an American actress and comedienne. Her notable television roles include the title role on the popular sitcom Maude in the 1970s and a co-starring role on The Golden Girls in the 1980s.

In the former she played Maude Findlay, an outspoken liberal living in Westchester County, New York. In the latter she played the character Dorothy Zbornak, a middle-aged woman who lived in a Florida house with two room mates (Betty White and Rue McClanahan) and Dorothy's short-tempered yet hip old mother, played by Estelle Getty.

On stage, her roles include Lucy Brown in the 1954 Off-Broadway premiere of The Threepenny Opera, Yente the Matchmaker in the 1964 premiere of Fiddler on the Roof on Broadway, and a 1966 Tony Award-winning portrayal of Vera Charles in Mame. In 1981, she appeared in Woody Allen's The Floating Lightbulb; two decades later she toured the U.S. in a one-woman show which opened in Broadway in 2002 as Bea Arthur on Broadway: Just Between Friends.

Bea Arthur broke onto the American theater scene in 1954 when she performed in a high-profile production of "The Three-Penny Opera." A talented singer, Arthur followed up her professional stage debut with a part in the successful off-Broadway musical "The Shoestring Revue."
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On Broadway, Arthur originated the role of Yente the matchmaker in the critically acclaimed musical "Fiddler on the Roof," then performed opposite Angela Lansbury in "Mame." Arthur won a 1966 Tony for "Mame" and went on to reprise her role in the movie version opposite Lucille Ball.

Arthur appeared in the Oscar-nominated "Lovers and Other Strangers" and in Mel Brooks' "History of the World Ê Part I." She did several made-for-television films, including "My First Love," with Richard Kiley.

Famed producer Norman Lear took note of Arthur's commanding performances and cast her as Edith Bunker's cousin, Maude, in the hit television series "All in the Family." Her character was so intriguing that she got her own series, "Maude," and in 1977 Arthur won an Emmy Award for best actress in a comedy series for the role. Next, Arthur joined the cast of "The Golden Girls" as Dorothy, whom she played from 1985 to 1992. The role earned her a second Emmy in 1988.

After years of outstanding work on television, Arthur returned to Broadway and appeared in Woody Allen's "The Floating Lightbulb." She has also appeared onstage in Los Angeles, in Anne Meara's "Afterplay" and in the comedy "Bermuda Avenue Triangle." Arthur also won the Comedy Ace Award for her performance in the popular series "Malcolm in the Middle." In addition, she has been active in fund-raising for AIDS research and animal rights.

"After being in the business a long time, I've done everything but rodeo and porno," says Arthur. "...And Then There's Bea," the actress's first one-woman show, is the realization of a longtime dream: to sing the songs she loves the most and share her favorite personal anecdotes with a live audience.