Beatrice Arthur

Beatrice “Bea” Arthur (born May 13, 1922) was a two-time Emmy Award-winning and Tony Award winning American comedian, actress and singer. In an ongoing career spanning six decades, Arthur is perhaps best remembered for her trademark role as the title character, Maude Findlay, on the 1970s sitcom Maude, and for playing Dorothy Zbornak, the divorced substitute teacher on The Golden Girls.Bea Arthur passed away at the age of 86 on April 25, 2009.