Tuesday, April 21, 2009

R.I.P Bea 'Dorthy' Arther.





Above clip is one of my favorite skits from The Golden Girls

One week ago at the age of 86, Beatrice Arther passed away peacefully in her Los Angeles home surrounded by family and friends. Known for her outstanding and witty performances in the hit tv sitcomes 'Maude' and 'The Golden Girls,' I know I'm not alone in saying that this is a terrible loss for us all.

I'm a HUGE Golden Girls fan and I stay up every night to watch the 3 episodes on tv that air from 11:00 pm to 12:30 pm here in Illinois(I'm an insomniac, what do you expect? Lol). Ironically, last Monday I was supposed to have a GG marathon with a close friend who has recently aquired all 7 seasons on DVD.


That morning last Saturday, my mother informed me that one of my favorite people had died-Knowing her, I thought, "Oh boy, who could it be?" She usually is quite the jokester, but she told me it was Bea and I was so sad! Watching Golden Girls knowing Estelle had past away was quite sad in and of itself, but now knowing that Estelle AND Bea are gone!?


Like I said, It's a great loss and we will all miss her dearly!




Rest In Peace Bea 'Dorthy' Arther
1922-2009

1 comment:

nutmeg click said...

oh my! the golden girls keep cropping up in my life since childhood; first my grandmother who loved them, and then (less predictably) my little brother who took it to a near obsession. needless to say i've had the chance to watch an episode or two (thousand)...

i always wanted to be Dorothy; she was such a smart, sassy lady!