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UPI Almanac for Friday, April 25, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, April 25, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, April 25, 2014
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Jimmy Kimmel bought nude Bea Arthur painting for $1.9M

Jimmy Kimmel bought nude Bea Arthur painting for $1.9M

LOS ANGELES, May 24 (UPI) -- U.S. comedian Jeffrey Ross tweeted a photo of himself with a nude painting of the late sitcom star Bea Arthur, saying the work was a gift from Jimmy Kimmel.
'Bea Arthur Naked' portrait sells for $1.9 million

'Bea Arthur Naked' portrait sells for $1.9 million

NEW YORK, May 16 (UPI) -- A painting depicting late actress Bea Arthur nude from the waist up sold for nearly $2 million at a New York auction.
Letterman jokes about $2 million naked Bea Arthur portrait

Letterman jokes about $2 million naked Bea Arthur portrait

NEW YORK, May 16 (UPI) -- David Letterman is poking fun of the recent $2 million sale of a nude portrait of the late U.S. actress Bea Arthur.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, April 25, 2013.
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WE tv to honor Bea Arthur

WE tv to honor Bea Arthur

NEW YORK, April 27 (UPI) -- WE tv said Monday it is planning two special nights of programming to honor U.S. actress Bea Arthur, who died during the weekend at the age of 86.
'Golden Girl' Bea Arthur dead at 86

'Golden Girl' Bea Arthur dead at 86

LOS ANGELES, April 25 (UPI) -- Bea Arthur, who went from supporting roles on Broadway to stardom in two groundbreaking TV sitcoms died Saturday in Los Angeles, a family spokesman said.
'Golden Girls' stars skip Getty's funeral

'Golden Girls' stars skip Getty's funeral

LOS ANGELES, July 25 (UPI) -- Estelle Getty's son, Carl Gettleman, said Getty's former co-stars from "The Golden Girls" did not attend her funeral in Los Angeles Thursday.
Winters, Marshall win TV Land awards

Winters, Marshall win TV Land awards

SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 16 (UPI) -- Jonathan Winters and Garry Marshall were among the celebrities honored at the TV Land awards show in Santa Monica, Calif.

'Golden Girls' turn down dirty penguin pic

NEW YORK, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- U.S. comedian Bob Saget says stars of the classic TV show "The Golden Girls" turned down roles in his raunchy mock documentary, "Farce of the Penguins."

'Golden Girls' ask Vogue ed to lose fur

NEW YORK, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- "Golden Girls" stars Rue McClanahan, Betty White and Bea Arthur are upset with Vogue editor Andre Leon Talley for wearing fur during New York's Fashion Week.

Lifetime celebrates 'Golden Girls' 20th

NEW YORK, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Friday marked the 20th anniversary of TV's "The Golden Girls," considered by many to be the old-school version of "Sex and the City."
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Bea Arthur
Actress Bea Arthur, seen in a November 22, 2005 file photo in New York City, died from cancer in Los Angeles at the age of 86 on April 25, 2009. (UPI Photo/Monika Graff/File)
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Beatrice "Bea" Arthur (May 13, 1922 - April 25, 2009) was an American actress, comedienne and singer whose career spanned seven decades. Arthur achieved fame as the character Maude Findlay on the 1970s sitcoms All in the Family and Maude, and as Dorothy Zbornak on the 1980s sitcom The Golden Girls, winning Emmy Awards for both roles. A stage actress both before and after her television success, she won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her performance as Vera Charles in the original cast of Mame (1966).

Arthur was born Bernice Frankel to Jewish parents Philip and Rebecca Frankel in New York City on May 13, 1922. In 1933 her family moved to Cambridge, Maryland, where her parents operated a women's clothing shop. She attended Linden Hall High School, an all girls school in Lititz, Pennsylvania, before enrolling in the now-defunct Blackstone College for Girls in Blackstone, Virginia, where she was active in drama productions. During World War II she served 30 months in the Marine Corps, where she was one of the first members of the Women’s Reserve and spent time as a typist and a truck driver despite publicly denying any military service. When she enlisted, Arthur was described as "argumentative and "over-aggressive." The recruitment officer concluded, however, that she is: "Officious—but probably a good worker—if she has her own way!"

From 1947, Bea Arthur studied at the Dramatic Workshop of The New School in New York with German director Erwin Piscator. Arthur began her acting career as a member of an off Broadway theater group at the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York City in the late 1940s. On stage, her roles included Lucy Brown in the 1954 Off-Broadway premiere of Marc Blitzstein's English-language adaptation of Kurt Weill's Threepenny Opera, Yente the Matchmaker in the 1964 premiere of Fiddler on the Roof on Broadway, and a 1966 Tony Award-winning portrayal of Vera Charles to Angela Lansbury's Mame. She reprised the role in the 1974 film version opposite Lucille Ball. In 1981, she appeared in Woody Allen's The Floating Light Bulb. She made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in 1994 portraying the Duchess of Krakenthorp, a speaking role, in Gaetano Donizetti's La fille du régiment.

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