You probably only know her from re-runs of The Golden Girls…but Bea Arthur was rockin it way back in the day. I always thought that she was so cool because my grandparents thought Maude was a “filthy late night show’ and because she rocked the coolest 70′s mom outfits EVER!
Beatrice Arthur, the larger-than-life actress who scored on Broadway as the original matchmaker in Fiddler on the Roof and the hard-drinking actress in Mame before she went on to star in the groundbreaking ’70s TV series Maude and, in the ’80s, the beloved sitcom The Golden Girls, died early Saturday morning. She was 86.
The star had been suffering with cancer, though no one has specified what kind. She died peacefully at her Los Angeles home with her family by her side.