Saturday, April 25, 2009

Beatrice Arthur 1922-2009

Beatrice Arthur, the gruff voiced, wise-cracking star of Maude and The Golden Girls has passed away. She was 86. She died peacefully in her sleep at her home with her family. A spokesperson for Arthur said she had cancer but would not elaborate.

She was a pioneering actress right up there with Lucille Ball and Mary Tyler Moore. She will be missed.