Bea Arthur passed away yesterday, she was 86.
I watched “Golden Girls” with my mother and grandmother a lot when I was a kid and still love the show to this day. The entire cast was incredible, Betty White is a badass motherfucker, but I shared a birthday with Bea Arthur and in the end, her sardonic and biting humor is one of the defining traits of that show, and her life in general. On-camera, her character has admitted to having an abortion (“Maude”) did what she wanted without letting anything stop her. Arthur was an icon, plain and simple.
She will be missed, not only by myself, my girlfriend, and other real-life fans, but probably also by her biggest fan of all;