Bea Arthur Net Worth

Bea Arthur Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Bea Arthur net worth is
$8 Million,

Bea Arthur Wiki Biography

Beatrice Arthur was born as Bernice Frankel on the 13th May 1922 in New York City, USA, and passed away on the 25th April 2009 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She was best known for being an Emmy Award-winning actress, starring in the role of Maude Findlay in the sitcoms “All In The Family” (1971-1972), in “Maude” (1972-1978), and as Dorothy Zbornak in the sitcom “The Golden Girls” (1985-1992). Her career was active from 1947 to 2008.

Have you ever wondered how rich was Bea Arthur? According to sources, it was estimated that the overall size of Bea’s net worth was over $8 million. Her career as an actress, appearing in a number of films and TV shows, was the main source of her fortune.

Bea Arthur Net Worth $8 Million

Bea Arthur was raised in a Jewish family with two sisters by her parents Philip and Rebecca Frankel. When she was 11 years old, the family moved to Cambridge, Maryland, but she went to Linden Hall School for Girls in Lititz, Pennsylvania, and later she entered Blackstone College for Girls in Blackstone, Virginia, where she was very active in the school’s plays. During World War II, Bea served in the US Marine Corps Women’s Reserve, from which she received an Honorable Discharge in 1945.

In 1947, she enrolled in the Dramatic Workshop of The New School in New York. During studies there, Bea’s professional career began as a stage actress, when she became a member of the Cherry Lane Theatre, an off-Broadway theater group. She appeared in numerous plays, such as “The Threepenny Opera”, “Nature’s Way”, “Fiddler on the Roof”, and “Mame” for which she won a Tony Award in 1966.

Bea’s television career began with a tremendous success in the popular TV series “All In The Family” (1971-1972), in the role of Maude Findlay, which was reprised in the TV series “Maude” lasting from 1972 until 1978, increasing her net worth and boosting her popularity.

During the 1980s, Bea appeared in titles such as “Amanda’s” (1983), “The Golden Girls” (1985-1992), “My First Love” (1988), and “P.O.P.” (1984). She continued to star in TV series during the 1990s, some of the titles included “The Golden Palace” (1992), “Dave’s World” (1997), “Beggars And Choosers” (1999), and a film appearance in “For Better Or Worse” (1995). All these appearances added a lot to her net worth.

Before she retired in 2008, Bea appeared in a few more productions, such as “Enemies Of Laughter” (2000), “Malcolm In The Middle” (2000), and her last role was in the TV series “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (2005). Her net worth was rising to the end.

Thanks to her successful career, Bea earned several awards, including nine nominations for Golden Globe awards, but she never managed to win one. Nevertheless, she has 10 trophies in her collection, for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on “Golden Girls”, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for “Maude”, among many others.

Regarding her personal life, Bea Arthur was married twice. Her first husband was Robert Alan Aurthur, a film director and producer from 1947-50, and they didn’t have children. Later, she married to Gene Saks(1950-80), with whom she adopted two sons and had two granddaughters. Bea was known as a big supporter of PETA, and in her honor today exists a dog park named after her. She died of cancer at the age of 86, and her body was cremated.

Full NameBea Arthur
Net Worth$8 Million,
Date Of BirthMay 13, 1922, New York City, New York, United States
DiedApril 25, 2009, Los Angeles, California, United States
Place Of BirthNew York City, New York, USA
Height1.77 m, 1.77 m
EducationBlackstone College for Girls, The New School,
SpouseGene Saks (m. 1950–1980), Robert Alan Aurthur (m. 1947–1950)
ChildrenMatthew Saks, Daniel Saks, Matthew Saks, Daniel Saks
ParentsPhilip Frankel, Rebecca Frankel, Philip Frankel, Rebecca Frankel
SiblingsGertrude Arthur, Marian Kay, Marian Kay, Gertrude Arthur
NicknamesBeatrice Arthur,
AwardsEmmy Award, a Tony Award (1966),
NominationsGolden Globe awards,
MoviesEnemies of Laughter, For Better or Worse, My First Love, Star Wars Holiday Special, Mame, Lovers and Other Strangers, Enemies of Laughter, For Better or Worse, My First Love, Star Wars Holiday Special, Mame, Lovers and Other Strangers
TV ShowsThe Golden Girls, Amanda's, Maude, Caesar's Hour, Once Upon a Tune, The George Gobel Show, The Golden Girls, Amanda's, Maude, Caesar's Hour, Once Upon a Tune, The George Gobel Show
1The catchphrase, "God Will Get You For That!"
2Usually played the roles that reflected upon liberalism and feminism
3Deadpan delivery
4Caustic, acid wit
5Husky resonant voice
1[In 2001, when asked whether she was also credited as Jane Ross] Why, I never heard of that! My name? You mean, my real name? Are you serious? It's the first I've heard of that. The first I've heard of that! What does that mean? No one ever consulted me. No, in the movie that I made with Jason Alexander called For Better or Worse (1995), I absolutely refused screen credit, because I felt the part wasn't that important, and I didn't feel that I did that great a job in it. But I don't remember a pseudonym.
2[In 1985, about her devotion to the elderly, taking over from her mother's suicide]: She had all her marbles, she was in great shape, but she was almost totally deaf and almost totally blind, and really just wanted out. It was really something, anyway, you do what you have to do. So. Why are all these people suffering from AIDS? You think-do it. Don't prolong it. I'm sure I don't feel any different from anybody else about that...I would rather they died than see the terrible ravages of this horrendous disease.
3[on her reclusive final days]: I like to be myself and rest.
4I've been a Democrat my whole life. That's what makes Maude and Dorothy so believable, we have the same viewpoints on how our country should be handled.
5[When she gained popularity as the fifty-something Maude Findlay on Maude]: This show was every bit as tough as the analysis' show, but at least I wasn't out there all alone so that made it almost bearable. Of course the fact that we all had the flu and none of us had had time for Christmas shopping didn't make it easier.
6[In 1976]: Other than that it was a fun show to do. But I'll tell you one thing. That's the first and last time you'll see me on a horse - white or any color. The first person to suggest I do a Matt Dillon impression is not going to walk without pain for a week!
7I've seen so many excellent actors - excellent actors - who the minute they're told they're in a comedy turn into god knows what - creatures from another planet! I mean they just.. the voice changes, they don't look the same, it's like - it has no similarity to any living human being, do you know what I mean? Or don't you? And I'm not talking about Sylvester Stallone... but there's a good example. You know what I mean? It comes down to what I said at the beginning of this: belief, truth... It's truth.
8I really feel that I'm an exposed nerve... I don't know how else to say it, but I am. I'm moved by everything.
9As an artist. As an important artist.
10[In 1975]: If I could only repeal the law of gravity.
11[In 1978]: Norman has had an idea some time ago in which Maude becomes a congresswoman and moves to Washington. Norman said if you go on for another year, we'll do it in Washington with a new cast. And if you don't, it's a hell of a way to end the show.
12[on the cancelation of Maude (1972)]: I have had six full years. It's been glorious, I've loved every minute of it. But it has been six years and I think it's time to leave.
13[on the cancelation of The Golden Girls (1985)]: I stayed with it for 7 years. I think, definitely, I made the right decision, cause we had highs that we couldn't top.
14I don't think they realized how completely vulnerable I am. Matter of fact, I may start crying right now; if you let me.
15[In 1972]: No, no, don't call me Ms. I don't go along with this liberation thing. Liberation from what?
16[When a knock on the front door produced the lady in tennis shoes]: I hope you won't be afraid of George and Julie, they're really very friendly.
17[When she won the 1966 Broadway Tony Award for her portrayal of Vera Charles in Mame]: I just learned that expression.
18In sitcoms, the women are so beautiful, understanding and well-bred. They have humor, but sort of display it with a twinkle of the eye and not a guffaw. But there's no juice in that for me.
19[In 1973]: There comes a morning when you wake up and realize you're not Barbra Streisand. If a woman my age is still fighting for roles, it can only mean there's something missing from her personal life.
20Let's face it, nobody ever asked me to play Juliet.
21Look -- I'm 5-feet-9, I have a deep voice and I have a way with a line. What can I do about it? I can't stay home waiting for something different. I think it's a total waste of energy worrying about typecasting.
22[on the death of Estelle Getty in 2008]: Our mother-daughter relationship was one of the greatest comic duos ever, and I will miss her.
23[on playing "Vera Charles" in Mame (1974)] You know, the real name of this show is "Vera". The only reason they changed the name was because Jerry [lyricist Jerry Herman] couldn't think of a rhyme for it. Stephen Sondheim could have.
24And I hate autobiographies, I don't know why.
25After being in the business for such a long time, I've done everything but rodeo and porno.
26At least I'm not playing other people for a change. It's a very odd place to be... I feel I'm an actress who sings a bit.
27I really feel all my adult life has been spent in that little black box. If a wonderful part on TV came along I would do it. But I don't want to do a recurring role. It would just be my luck that the thing would be successful. I'm old enough now and also secure enough financially that I really only want to do what I want to do.
28All this time I've just wanted to be blonde, beautiful and 5 feet 2 inches tall.
1After her last guest-starring role on Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000), she had retired from acting at age 83.
2Has resided in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Brentwood, California, for 37 years, from 1972-2009. She also sublet her apartment on Central Park West in New York City and her country home in Bedford, New York.
3When she was starring in Maude (1972), she was doing an episode about abortion. Even though abortion was legal in New York State, it was illegal in many other regions of the country, and as such sparked controversy. As a result, dozens of affiliates refused to broadcast the episode when it was originally scheduled, substituting either a repeat from earlier in the season or a Thanksgiving TV special in its place. However, by the time of the summer rerun season six months later all the flak had died down, and the stations that refused to air the episode upon its first run reinstated it for the reruns the following summer. As a result, a reported 65 million viewers watched the two episode arc either in their first run that November or during the following summer as a rerun.
4On Maude (1972), her character was liberal, in real-life, Arthur was a liberal Democrat.
5Her show The Golden Girls (1985) was awarded the Pop Culture award at the Sixth Annual TV Land Awards. Arthur accepted the award with Rue McClanahan and Betty White, it would also be Arthur's last public appearance. [8 June 2008].
6She played Dorothy Zbornak from 1985 to 1993, though she didn't star on The Golden Palace (1992).
7Upon her death, she was cremated, her ashes were given to her family.
8Future actors Ron Howard, Tom Hanks and future comediennes/comedians Graham Elwood, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Leah Remini, all said Arthur was their childhood television heroine.
9Lifelong friend of Angela Lansbury.
10Of Jewish heritage.
11Arthur and her ex-Maude (1972) co-star, Conrad Bain, were the only 2 not to guest-star on Murder, She Wrote (1984), which featured her best friend, Angela Lansbury.
12Had legally changed her name from Bernice Frankel to Bea Arthur, because of her marriage to Robert Alan Aurthur, in 1947, at 25.
13Just five years after her own death, her sister, Kay, died in 2014, who lived to be 88.
14Her former Maude (1972) co-star, Bill Macy, guest-starred on 2 episodes of Murder, She Wrote (1984), which starred Arthur's best friend, Angela Lansbury.
15She was a heavy smoker.
16Enjoyed spending time with her family, singing, collecting antique furniture, traveling, gardening, taking care of pets and dancing.
17When Arthur was 11, her family moved to Cambridge, Maryland, in 1933.
18When she was a young girl, she used to do Mae West imitations.
19Met Carroll O'Connor, in 1964, when he was doing a play called "Ullysees in Nighttown." Eight years later, Arthur had guest-starred on 2 episodes of All in the Family (1971), before she starred in the spin-off Maude (1972).
20Her parents, Philip and Rebecca Frankel, were both managers at a woman's department store in Cambridge, Maryland.
21Like fellow actresses Charlotte Rae and Marla Gibbs, Arthur eventually wound up being a comedienne.
22Dorothy Zbornak, her character from The Golden Girls (1985) was based on creator Susan Harris.
23Her sister, Kay, lived in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
24She wanted to be a big band leader.
25Pulmonary carcinoma ran in her family.
26Bea Arthur passed away on April 25, 2009. Her ex-The Golden Girls (1985) co-star, Estelle Getty, passed away 1 year before her in July 2008.
27She was most widely known to be a very private and shy lady.
28Performed in theater while in high school.
29Graduated from Linden Hall School for Girls, in Lititz, Pennsylvania, in 1941.
30Before she was a successful actress and a comedienne, she once worked at a nightclub in New York City.
31Met second husband Gene Saks, while in acting school, in 1949.
32Had escaped the alienation she felt in the Eastern shoretown, by going to the movies on Saturdays.
33Was voted 'The Wittiest Girl in High School,' at Linden Hall School for Girls.
34Arthur convinced her parents to send her to summer school in New York.
35Before becoming a successful actress and comedienne, she was employed to sing on weekends, occasionally, for $2 a night, in Cambridge, Maryland.
36Attended the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
37Began singing at age 12.
38Had a fear of flying.
39Former college classmate of: Tony Curtis, Walter Matthau, Harry Belafonte and Rod Steiger.
40Makes her Australian debut in Melbourne and Sydney in "And Then There's Bea" from mid October to early November. [October 2002]
41At the Savoy Theatre in London, England, UK; performs in her show "Bea Arthur at the Savoy" created by herself and Billy Goldenberg in collaboration with Charles Randolph-Wright with production consultants Mark Waldrep and Richard Maltby Jr.. [September 2003]
42Played Dorothy Zbornak on three shows: The Golden Girls (1985), Empty Nest (1988) and The Golden Palace (1992).
43Would frequently visit her ex-Maude (1972) co-star's, Adrienne Barbeau's twin sons at their house.
44Began her show Maude (1972) at age 50.
45In May 2013 a nude painting of her sold for $1.9 million in New York City.
46Was the only regular cast member of The Golden Girls (1985) who didn't go on to star in the spin-off series The Golden Palace (1992). She guest starred for one episode.
47Studied acting at Erwin Piscator's Dramatic Workshop of the New School in New York City, New York.
48Won an award of achievement from Emerson College's Musical Theater Society, in Boston, Massachusetts. [2006].
49Her son, Daniel Saks, was the set designer for the sitcom Dharma & Greg (1997).
50Longtime friends of Doris Roberts and Shirley MacLaine.
51Classmate of Marlon Brando.
52Appeared on the front cover of TV Guide six times.
53Acting mentor and friend of Adrienne Barbeau.
54She was a fan of the TV show South Park (1997).
55Bea Arthur lost her life on April 25, 2009 and was cremated. Just a few days after her death, the Broadway community paid tribute to Arthur by dimming the marquees of New York City's Broadway theater district in her memory for one minute at 8:00 p.m.
56The second Golden Girls star to die.
57Though Estelle Getty played her mother in The Golden Girls (1985), Estelle was one year younger than Bea.
58According to ex-The Golden Girls (1985) co-star, Betty White, after Arthur's death, she said in an interview, Arthur wasn't too fond of White. Arthur had found her a pain in the neck sometimes and White would set her off.
59Met first husband Robert Alan Aurthur while she was in the Marines, the year after her enlistment.
60She was posthumously inducted as a Disney Legend in 2009. Her Golden Girls co-stars Betty White, Rue McClanahan and Estelle Getty (also posthumously) were inducted the same year.
61Was the popular national spokesperson for Canadian drug store chain Shoppers Drug Mart in television and radio commercials throughout the 1980s.
62She was frequently referenced in dialogue as being the favorite actress and an icon to the Marvel Comics' character Deadpool.
63She was a lifelong liberal Democrat and over the years was in support of Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Adlai Stevenson, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama. She also was a donor to the Democratic National Committee and like her trademark characters of Maude Findlay and Dorothy Zbornak her Democratic concepts constantly coincided with her views on education, womens rights, gay liberation, and economics.
64Like Bea, her first husband Robert Alan Aurthur also died of lung cancer in 1978.
65Claimed that co-star Esther Rolle didn't display any comedic talent on Maude (1972), until she was given her own show Good Times (1974). She would quote Maude writer Arthur Julian statement about Rolle: "My name is Esther Rolle. I don't do windows, and I don't do comedy.".
66Got a phone call from Norman Lear, about guest-starring on a few episodes of All in the Family (1971), only because Lear strongly insisted her on doing it, despite Arthur, who hated flying. She agreed at the very last minute to take the role for a few episodes, hence, this led her into her starring role on Maude (1972).
67Words of remembrance for "Time" magazine's milestones tribute by TV critic Jim Poniewozik (Issue: May 11, 2009).
68The comic book character Deadpool is infatuated with Bea and considers to her as the sexiest woman on earth.
69Though her ex-Maude (1972) co-star, Adrienne Barbeau had missed the majority of the episodes for the final two seasons of the series, due to her busy scheduling, they were still the best of friends until Bea's death.
70As a girl Bea attended Linden Hall School for Girls, an all girls school in Lititz, Pennsylvania. Later she attended Blackstone College for Girls in Blackstone, Virginia, where she was active in drama productions.
71After her death The Ali Forney Center, a New York not-for-profit agency devoted to providing emergency shelter, medical services, and help getting off the streets to young lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender homeless people, learned that she had left them $300,000.00 in her will. The center plans to use the bequest to buy a building that will become permanent housing for some of these youths. The center plans to name the building The Bea Arthur Residence for LGBT Homeless Youth.
72Remained good friends with Adrienne Barbeau during and after Maude (1972).
73Was very good friends with: Shirley Jones, Angela Lansbury, Florence Henderson, Charlotte Rae, Marla Gibbs, Della Reese, Angie Dickinson, Dick Van Dyke, Dick Van Patten, Katherine Helmond, Richard Mulligan, Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, Johnny Carson, Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Conrad Bain, Norman Lear, Bill Macy, Esther Rolle, Nanette Fabray, Estelle Getty, Lucille Ball, Danny Thomas, Carol Channing, Mike Douglas, Joan Collins, Shirley MacLaine, Doris Roberts, John Amos, Jason Alexander, Rue McClanahan, Susan Harris, Herb Edelman, Tony Curtis, Rod Steiger, George Gobel, Perry Como, Bill Dana, Harry Belafonte, Mickey Rooney, Beverly Garland and Dinah Shore.
74Her idol when she was young was June Allyson.
75Was 5'9-1/2" by the time she was 12 years old.
76She is survived by two granddaughters, Kyra and Violet.
77Before she was a successful actress and comedienne, Bea Arthur was one of the first women to become an active-duty United States Marine. She volunteered and served during World War II as a truck driver and a typist in the Marine Corps. She was stationed at Marine Corps and Navy air stations in Virginia and North Carolina. During her military career, Arthur's rank went from private to corporal to sergeant to staff sergeant, the title she held upon her honorable discharge in September 1945.
78Her former Maude (1972) co-star, Adrienne Barbeau, was reunited with her on The View (1997), in 2007. They were there to promote the DVD release of the first season of Maude.
79Her mother, Rebecca Frankel, died in 1986.
80Best known by the public for her starring roles as the title character in Maude (1972) and as Dorothy Zbornak in The Golden Girls (1985).
81Her first real name, Bernice, is pronounced like Bur-ness.
82Considered Amanda's (1983) and an episode of Saturday Night Live (1975) as her worst career experiences. She also regretted the film version of Mame (1974), directed by her then-husband Gene Saks.
83According to a television interview, Arthur claimed that her start in comedy came when she was only a lounge singer. Apparently, when she got up on stage to sing torch songs, the audience would laugh at her because of her deep voice and her height. The nightclub manager then approached her and told her she was in the wrong business. She should be doing comedy instead.
84In 2002 she was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Special Theatrical Event for her one-woman show "Bea Arthur on Broadway: Just Between Friends".
85Once appeared on Judge Judy (1996) as a witness for a defendant who was involved with the animal rights organization PETA. The defendant won.
86Was a qualified medical technician.
87Her series Maude (1972) and The Golden Girls (1985) were both canceled because Bea left them.
88In 1966 she won a Tony Award as Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical for playing Vera Charles in "Mame", a part she recreated in the film version by the same name, Mame (1974).
89Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith. pg. 29-30. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387
90She did not like to watch her own performances on television or film.
91She was best friends with Angela Lansbury since appearing together in "Mame". This was a friendship she spoke fondly of in her one-woman show.
92Survived by two adopted sons, Matthew Saks (born July 14, 1961) and Daniel Saks (born May 8, 1964).
93Bea won an award of achievement from Emerson College's Musical Theater Society in Boston in the spring of 2000.


Curb Your Enthusiasm2005TV SeriesLarry's Mother
Futurama2001TV SeriesFemputer
Enemies of Laughter2000Paul's Mother
Malcolm in the Middle2000TV SeriesMrs. White
Emily of New Moon1999TV SeriesThe Voice
Beggars and Choosers1999TV SeriesBeatrice Arthur
Ellen1998TV SeriesBea Arthur
Dave's World1997TV SeriesMel Bloom
For Better or Worse1995Beverly Makeshift
The Golden Palace1992TV SeriesDorothy Hollingsworth
The Golden Girls1985-1992TV SeriesDorothy Zbornak / Sophia's Mother
Empty Nest1989TV SeriesDorothy Zbornak
My First Love1988TV MovieJean Miller
P.O.P.1984TV MovieRosalyn Gordon
a.k.a. Pablo1984TV Series
Amanda's1983TV SeriesAmanda Cartwright
History of the World: Part I1981Dole office clerk (uncredited)
Soap1980TV SeriesAngel
The Star Wars Holiday Special1978TV MovieAckmena (as Beatrice Arthur)
Maude1972-1978TV SeriesMaude Findlay
Laugh-In1977TV Series
Mame1974Vera Charles
All in the Family1971-1972TV SeriesMaude Findlay
Lovers and Other Strangers1970Bea Vecchio (as Beatrice Arthur)
The Sid Caesar Show1963TV SeriesRegular (1963)
That Kind of Woman1959WAC (uncredited)
The Gift of the Magi1958TV MovieMrs. Abercrombie (as Beatrice Arthur)
The Phil Silvers Show1958TV SeriesOlga McGuire
Omnibus1958TV SeriesUgly Witch
Kraft Theatre1951-1958TV Series
The Seven Lively Arts1958TV SeriesHostess
Caesar's Hour1956TV SeriesRegular
Max Liebman Presents: Kaleidoscope1955TV MovieGuest
Studio One in Hollywood1951-1953TV Series
Once Upon a Tune1950TV Series 1951


Great Performances2004TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Golden Girls1986-1992TV Series performer - 4 episodes
The 41st Annual Tony Awards1987TV Special performer: "Bosom Buddies"
The 40th Annual Tony Awards1986TV Special performer: "You Gotta Have Heart", "Not While I'm Around", "The Best of Times", "Muddy Water"
P.O.P.1984TV Movie performer: "P.O.P."
Saturday Night Live1979TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Star Wars Holiday Special1978TV Movie performer: "Good Night But Not Goodbye"
The 31st Annual Tony Awards1977TV Special performer: "I'm Still Here", "Don't Rain On My Parade"
The Wild Party1975performer: "Singapore Sally"
The 28th Annual Tony Awards1974TV Special performer: "There Goes My Life"
Mame1974performer: "The Man in the Moon", "Bosom Buddies", "Bosom Buddies" Dance and Reprise
Maude1973TV Series performer - 1 episode


Guest Night1992TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Howard Stern Show1992TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Dame Edna's Hollywood1991TV SeriesHerself
The 43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1991TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (as Beatrice Arthur)
The Laurence Olivier Awards1991TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The 5th Annual American Comedy Awards1991TV SpecialHerself
The 48th Annual Golden Globe Awards1991TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Actress / Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV (as Beatrice Arthur)
The 17th Annual People's Choice Awards1991TV SpecialHerself - Co-Presenter: Favourite New Television Comedy Series
Live from the London Palladium: Happy Birthday, Happy New Year!1990TV MovieHerself
Des O'Connor Tonight1990TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 42nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1990TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Outstanding Drama / Comedy Special & Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Night of 100 Stars III1990TV MovieHerself
The Earth Day Special1990TV SpecialDorothy Zbornak
Aspel & Company1990TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 4th Annual American Comedy Awards1990TV SpecialHerself
The 21st BAFTA Awards1990TV SpecialHerself
The TV Academy Annual Tribute: A Salute to Angela Lansbury1990TV MovieHerself - Speaker
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1974-1990TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael1989TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Later with Bob Costas1989TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 41st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1989TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actress in Comedy Series (as Beatrice Arthur)
Bob Hope's Birthday Spectacular in Paris1989TV SpecialHerself
The 3rd Annual American Comedy Awards1989TV SpecialHerself
The Society of Singers Presents: A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald1989TV MovieHerself
The 46th Annual Golden Globe Awards1989TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy / Musical
A Conversation with Dinah1989TV SeriesHerself (1990)
Circus of the Stars #131988TV Special documentaryHerself - Ringmaster
The 40th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1988TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (as Beatrice Arthur)
Mickey's 60th Birthday1988TV MovieHerself
Irving Berlin's 100th Birthday Celebration1988TV SpecialHerself
In Performance at the White House: A Salute to Broadway, Showstoppers1988TV MovieHerself
The 45th Annual Golden Globe Awards1988TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy / Musical
The 9th Annual American Black Achievement Awards1988TV SpecialHerself
All Star Gala at Ford's Theatre1987TV MovieHerself - Host
Comic Relief '871987TV SpecialHerself
All-Star Party for Joan Collins1987TV SpecialHerself
Family Comedy Hour1987TV SpecialHerself
The 39th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1987TV SpecialHerself - Nominee / Presenter
The 41st Annual Tony Awards1987TV SpecialHerself - Performer (as Beatrice Arthur)
The 1st Annual American Comedy Awards1987TV SpecialHerself
Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood1987TV Special documentaryHerself
This Is Your Life1987TV SpecialHerself
The 13th Annual People's Choice Awards1987TV SpecialHerself - Co-Presenter: Favourite Male Performer in New Television Show
The 44th Annual Golden Globe Awards1987TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy / Musical
The 40th Annual Tony Awards1986TV SpecialHerself - Performer & Presenter: Best Play (as Beatrice Arthur)
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1986TV Movie documentaryHerself - Performer
All-Star Party for Clint Eastwood1986TV SpecialHerself
Late Night with David Letterman1986TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1986TV SeriesHerself
The 38th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1986TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series & Presenter: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (as Beatrice Arthur)
NBC 60th Anniversary Celebration1986TV Special documentaryHerself
The 43rd Annual Golden Globe Awards1986TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy / Musical
Circus of the Stars #101985TV Special documentaryHerself - Ringmaster
The Merv Griffin Show1974-1985TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 37th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1985TV SpecialHerself - Performer (as Beatrice Arthur)
The NBC All Star Hour1985TV MovieHerself
The 1st TV Academy Hall of Fame1984Herself - Presenter
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Joan Collins1984TV SpecialHerself
The 9th Annual People's Choice Awards1983TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Favourite New Television Dramatic Program
Broadway Plays Washington on Kennedy Center Tonight1982TV MovieHerself
Night of 100 Stars1982TV SpecialHerself
Women I Love: Beautiful But Funny1982TV MovieHerself
The 33rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1981TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Special & Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Special (as Beatrice Arthur)
The 35th Annual Tony Awards1981TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Featured Actress in a Musical (as Beatrice Arthur)
Omnibus1981TV SeriesHerself
Bob Hope Special: Hope, Women and Song1980TV SpecialHerself
The Beatrice Arthur Special1980TV MovieHerself - Host / Performer
The Mike Douglas Show1974-1980TV SeriesHerself - Co-Host / Herself - Guest
Dinah!1975-1980TV SeriesHerself - Guest
30 Years of TV Comedy's Greatest Hits: To Laughter with Love1980TV MovieHerself - Presenter
Saturday Night Live1976-1979TV SeriesHerself - Host / Various / Herself
The Mary Tyler Moore Hour1979TV SeriesHerself
The 30th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1978TV SpecialHerself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series & Presenter: Outstanding Informational Special (as Beatrice Arthur)
CBS: On the Air1978TV Mini-Series documentaryCo-host - part II
The 29th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1977TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
CBS Galaxy1977TV SpecialHerself - Guest (as Beatrice Arthur)
The 31st Annual Tony Awards1977TV SpecialHerself - Host, Performer & Presenter: Best Actress & Actor in a Musical / Design Awards (as Beatrice Arthur)
Cos1976TV SeriesHerself
The 2nd Annual People's Choice Awards1976TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Favourite New Television Show
The 28th Annual Tony Awards1974TV SpecialHerself - Performer
The 45th Annual Academy Awards1973TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Live Action Short Film and Best Short Animated Film
Evening at Pops1970TV Series documentaryHerself (1991)
The 20th Annual Tony Awards1966TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Best Perfomance by a Featured Actress in a Musical
The Garry Moore Show1962TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall1960-1961TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest / Joey's Mother
The Best of Anything1960TV MovieHerself
The George Gobel Show1958-1959TV SeriesHerself - Regular Performer
The Jack Paar Tonight Show1958TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Washington Square1957TV SeriesHerself
Greenwich Village: A World Apart2015Documentary shortHerself
Entertainment Tonight1985-2008TV SeriesHerself
The 6th Annual TV Land Awards2008TV SpecialHerself - Winner
Inside Edition2008TV Series documentaryHerself
Back to the Grind2007TV SeriesHerself
TV Land Confidential2005-2007TV Series documentaryHerself - Interviewee
The View2002-2007TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Biography2006TV Series documentaryHerself
The 100 Greatest TV Quotes & Catchphrases2006TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson2005TV Special documentaryHerself - Roaster
Inside TV Land: Tickled Pink2005TV Movie documentaryHerself
TV's Greatest Sidekicks2004TV SpecialHerself
Inside TV Land: Primetime Politics2004TV Special documentaryHerself
The Best of 'So Graham Norton'2004VideoHerself
The 2nd Annual TV Land Awards2004TV SpecialHerself
Great Women of Television Comedy2003TV MovieHerself
The Terry and Gaby Show2003TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Richard & Judy2003TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Today with Des and Mel2003TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Golden Girls: Their Greatest Moments2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
Through the Keyhole2003TV SeriesHerself - House Owner
Rove Live2003TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There2003DocumentaryHerself
TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV2003TV Special documentaryHerself - Winner
Intimate Portrait2000-2003TV Series documentaryHerself - Interviewee / Herself
Because I Said So2002TV SeriesHerself
Inside TV Land: Taboo TV2002TV Movie documentaryHerself
Open Mike with Mike Bullard2002TV SeriesHerself - Guest
TV Tales2002TV SeriesHerself
TV's Most Censored Moments2002TV Special documentaryHerself
The Big O! True West Hollywood Story2002TV SpecialHerself
The Daily Show2002TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Good Morning America2002TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Rosie O'Donnell Show2002TV SeriesHerself - Guest
CBS News Sunday Morning2002TV Series documentaryHerself - Guest
Today2001TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 70s: The Decade That Changed Television2000TV Movie documentaryHerself - Interviewee
E! True Hollywood Story2000TV Series documentaryHerself - Interviewee / Herself
So Graham Norton2000TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Martin Short Show1999TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 53rd Annual Tony Awards1999TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Leading Actor in a Musical
NY TV: By the People Who Made It - Part I & II1998TV Movie documentaryHerself - Interviewee
CBS: The First 50 Years1998TV Movie documentaryHerself - Interviewee
Ellen1998TV SeriesHerself
The RuPaul Show1998TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Gaytime TV1997TV SeriesHerself
A Benefit Celebration: A Tribute to Angela Lansbury1996TV MovieHerself - Performer
The 50th Annual Tony Awards1996TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Featured Actress in a Musical
The 10th Annual American Comedy Awards1996TV SpecialHerself
This Morning1995TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 9th Annual Genesis Awards1995TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
She TV1994TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 8th Annual American Comedy Awards1994TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Bob Hope's Birthday Memories1994TV Movie documentaryHerself
Broadway at the Hollywood Bowl1994TV SpecialHerself
Out There1993TV SpecialHerself
Sean's Show1993TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Boulevard Bio1993TV SeriesHerself
The Arsenio Hall Show1989-1993TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 47th Annual Tony Awards1993TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Featured Actress in a Musical
The 7th Annual American Comedy Awards1993TV SpecialHerself
This Joint Is Jumpin'1993TV MovieHerself
The 37th Annual Thalians Ball1992TV MovieHerself
The 1992 Pacific Center HIV - AIDS Benefit1992TV MovieHerself - Presenter
The 6th Annual American Comedy Awards1992TV SpecialHerself

Archive Footage

Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age2016Documentary post-productionHerself
O.J.: Made in America2016DocumentaryHerself
Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You2016DocumentaryHerself
The Seventies2015TV Series documentaryHerself
Pioneers of Television2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
CBS This Morning2014TV SeriesHerself
American Masters2012-2013TV Series documentaryDole Office Clerk / Herself
Betty White's 2nd Annual 90th Birthday2013TV MovieHerself
Piers Morgan Tonight2012TV SeriesHerself
Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America's Golden Girl2012TV SpecialHerself
The Joy Behar Show2010-2011TV SeriesHerself
Inside the Actors Studio2010TV SeriesHerself
Uncle Bob2010DocumentaryHerself
The View2010TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2009-2010TV SeriesHerself
16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2010TV SpecialHerself - Memorial Tribute
Inside Edition2009TV Series documentaryHerself
The Bonnie Hunt Show2009TV SeriesHerself
The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards2009TV SpecialHerself - In Memoriam
The 63rd Annual Tony Awards2009TV SpecialHerself - Memorial Tribute
TV's 50 Funniest Catch Phrases2009TV MovieHerself
Cinema 32009TV SeriesHerself
Larry King Live2009TV SeriesHerself - Guest
TV's All-Time Funniest: A Paley Center for Media Special2008TV SpecialHerself
Entertainment Weekly & TV Land Present: The 50 Greatest TV Icons2007TV Movie documentaryHerself
Memòries de la tele2007TV SeriesDorothy Zbornak
La imagen de tu vida2006TV SeriesDorothy Zbornak
Great Performances2004TV Series
Biography1998-2003TV Series documentaryDorothy Zbornak / Herself
Malcolm in the Middle2003TV SeriesMrs. White
One-Hit Wonders2003TV Series documentaryHerself
50 Years of Funny Females1995TV Movie documentaryHerself
TV Guide: 40th Anniversary Special1993TV Movie documentaryHerself
Funny Women of Television1991TV Movie documentaryHerself
Happy Birthday, Bob: 50 Stars Salute Your 50 Years with NBC1988TV SpecialHerself

Won Awards

2008Pop Culture AwardTV Land AwardsThe Golden Girls (1985)
2003TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsQuintessential Non-Traditional FamilyThe Golden Girls (1985)
2001American Comedy AwardAmerican Comedy Awards, USAFunniest Female Guest Appearance in a TV SeriesMalcolm in the Middle (2000)
2000OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Guest Actress in a Comedy SeriesMalcolm in the Middle (2000)
1998OFTA TV Hall of FameOnline Film & Television AssociationActors and Actresses
1992BambiBambi AwardsTV Series InternationalThe Golden Girls (1985)
1990Award of ExcellenceBanff Television Festival
1988Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy SeriesThe Golden Girls (1985)
1986Golden AppleGolden Apple AwardsFemale Star of the Year
1977Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy SeriesMaude (1972)

Nominated Awards

2008Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsLifetime Achievement Award (Performer)
2004TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsFavorite Cantankerous CoupleMaude (1972)
2000Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy SeriesMalcolm in the Middle (2000)
1989Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or MusicalThe Golden Girls (1985)
1989Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy SeriesThe Golden Girls (1985)
1988Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or MusicalThe Golden Girls (1985)
1987People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Female TV Performer
1987Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or MusicalThe Golden Girls (1985)
1987Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy SeriesThe Golden Girls (1985)
1986Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or MusicalThe Golden Girls (1985)
1986Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy SeriesThe Golden Girls (1985)
1978Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or MusicalMaude (1972)
1978Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in Variety or MusicLaugh-In (1977)
1978Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy SeriesMaude (1972)
1976Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or MusicalMaude (1972)
1976Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy SeriesMaude (1972)
1975Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Supporting Actress - Motion PictureMame (1974)
1974Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest TV Actress - Comedy or MusicalMaude (1972)
1974Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsBest Lead Actress in a Comedy SeriesMaude (1972)
1973Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest TV Actress - Comedy or MusicalMaude (1972)
1973Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Comedy SeriesMaude (1972)

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