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Also Known As: Died: April 25, 2009
Born: May 13, 1922 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Raised in the Eastern Shore town of Camebridge, Maryland
1947:
First stage role as "Lysistrata" at the Dramatic Workshop of the School of Social Research
1947:
Professional stage debut in the Off-Broadway production of "Dog Beneath the Skin"
1951:
First TV appearance was an episode of NBC's "Kraft Television Theatre"
1953:
Received widespread acclaim as Lucy Brown in the Off-Broadway revival of "The Threepenny Opera"
1955:
Broadway debut as Madame Suze in "Seventh Heaven"
1956:
TV regular on the NBC variety program "Caesar's Hour"
1958:
Opened Off-Broadway in "Ulysses in Nighttown"
1959:
Feature acting debut, "That Kind of Woman"
1964:
Portrayed Yente in Harnick and Bock's Broadway production of "Fiddler on the Roof"
1966:
Won a Tony Award starring opposite Angela Lansbury in Broadway's "Mame"; directed by then husband Gene Saks
1970:
Featured in a comedy film based on the play by Renee Taylor and Joseph Bologna, "Lovers and Other Strangers"
1971:
Introduced the character of Maude, an outspoken liberal and Edith Bunker's cousin on CBS' "All in the Family"
1972:
Played Maude Findlay, an outspoken liberal in the CBS series "Maude"
1974:
Reprised her "Mame" role opposite Lucille Ball in the poorly received film adaptation; again directed by husband Saks
1980:
Hosted own TV special, "The Beatrice Arthur Special" (CBS)
1981:
Acted in Mel Brooks' "History of the World, Part I"
1983:
Played the title character in the short-lived ABC sitcom, "Amanda's"
1985:
Appeared on Broadway in Woody Allen's "The Floating Light Bulb"
1985:
Played the sarcastic, Dorothy Zbornak in the NBC sitcom, "The Golden Girls"
1995:
Acted in Jason Alexander's feature directorial debut, "For Better or Worse"
1995:
Starred in the Los Angeles production of "Bermuda Avenue Triangle"; penned by Taylor and Bologna
1998:
Appeared in the Los Angeles production of Anne Meara's "After-Play"
2000:
Earned an Emmy nomination for her guest-starring role on FOX's "Malcolm in the Middle"
2002:
Made a return to Broadway starring in the one-woman show "Bea Arthur on Broadway: Just Between Friends"; the show was nominated for a Tony award for Best Special Theatrical Event
2005:
Played Larry David's mother on the season five finale of HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm"

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