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Bea Arthur Lgbt Homeless Shelter To Open In 2017

The Golden Girls actress had been a longtime advocate for the gay community, and left behind $300,000 (£228,761) to the Ali Forney Center, an organisation dedicated to helping homeless LGBT youths live independently,...

Stage And Screen Director Gene Saks Dead At 93

The longtime Neil Simon collaborator, whose first wife was The Golden Girls star Bea Arthur, passed away on Saturday (28Mar15). He won Tonys for his work on Simon's plays Brighton Beach Memoirs...

Jimmy Kimmel Bought Topless Bea Arthur Painting For Pal

Funnyman Jimmy Kimmel has been revealed as the mystery buyer who paid $1.9 million (£1.2 million) for a painting of topless actress Bea Arthur.On Friday (24May13), comedian Jeffrey Ross tweeted a photo of himself with...

Currin's Naked Painting Of Golden Girls' Bea Arthur Sells For $2 Million

John Currin's topless portrait of Golden Girls actress Bea Arthur has sold for $2 million at Christie's auction house in Manhattan. The 1991 creation aptly titled 'Bea Arthur Naked' captures the beloved television actress from...

The Portrait Of Bea Arthur - Is It A Preservation Of Youth Or Just Plain Misogyny

Bea Arthur, the iconic “Golden Girls” actress was portrayed in a somewhat unusual light in a nude painting of her, which sold for $2 million at an auction Wednesday night. The event was held at...

Bea Arthur Topless Portrait To Be Auctioned

An odd topless portrait of late Golden Girls star Bea Arthur is expected to fetch millions at auction on Wednesday night (15May13).John Currin's 1991 painting will go under the hammer at Christie's in New York...

Arthur's Sex Disease Uncovered In Government Papers

Late GOLDEN GIRLS star BEA ARTHUR took a secret to the grave - she reportedly contracted a venereal disease while she was serving in the Marine Corps.Friends insist the actress never talked about her military...

Betty White Has No Plans To Retire

BETTY WHITE, the American actress and star of hit show 'The Golden Girls', says she has no immediate plans to retire, and will carry on acting for the foreseeable future. During an interview with the...

Arthur Leaves $300,000 For Gay Homeless Charity

Late GOLDEN GIRLS star BEA ARTHUR didn't forget her gay fans in her will - the actress left $300,000 (£187,000) to help fund a shelter for homeless homosexual youths.Arthur's estate has bestowed the huge sum...

Stars Pay Tribute To Bea Arthur

Late GOLDEN GIRLS star BEA ARTHUR was the toast of Broadway on Monday night (14Sep09) when stars came out to honour the beloved actress.Rosie O'Donnell, funnyman Jerry Stiller and Arthur's TV co-stars Rue MCClanahan and...

Bea Arthur --Tv's Maude -- Dies At 86

Bea Arthur, best known for her Emmy Award-winning starring roles on the sitcoms Maude and the Golden Girls , died Saturday of cancer at age 86. Writing about her death, USA Today TV critic Robert...

Peta Pays Tribute To Arthur

Officials at animal rights group People for The Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have paid tribute to late GOLDEN GIRLS star BEA ARTHUR, who died on Saturday (25Apr09). The actress was a tireless campaigner for PETA...

Golden Girls Pay Tribute To Arthur

Veteran actresses BETTY WHITE and RUE MCCLANAHAN have paid tribute to their GOLDEN GIRLS co-star BEA ARTHUR, who died on Saturday (25Apr09). The actress passed away peacefully in her sleep at her Los Angeles home after...

Golden Girl Arthur Dies

THE GOLDEN GIRLS star BEA ARTHUR has died at the age of 86. The actress, who played Dorothy Zbornak in the hit show from 1985 until 1992, lost her battle with cancer at her Los Angeles...

Golden Girls Star Dies At 86

Golden Girls star Bea Arthur has died of cancer at the age of 86 at her home in Los Angeles.Arthur gained fame for playing the sharp tongued Dorothy Zbornak in Golden Girls which ran from...

By on 26 April 2009

Arthur Joins Tv Hall Of Fame

Veteran actress BEA ARTHUR is to be inducted into the TV Academy Hall of Fame. The Golden Girls star, 86, was approached in 2003 to join past inductees including Lucille Ball, Johnny Carson and Bill...

Golden Girls Actresses Pay Tribute To Late Co-star

Former colleagues of Golden Girls star Estelle Getty have paid tribute to their late colleague after her death at the age of 84.The diminutive actress died at 05:30 local time (13:30 BST) on Tuesday at...

By on 23 July 2008

Arthur Pays Tribute To Golden Girl Mum

GOLDEN GIRLS co-stars BEA ARTHUR and RUE MCCLANAHAN have become the first celebrities to pay tribute to actress ESTELLE GETTY, who died early on Tuesday (22Jul08). Arthur, who played Getty's daughter on the hit sitcom,...

Peculiar List Of 50 Greatest Tv Icons

In advance of a special to air on the nostalgia channel TV Land, the channel and Entertainment Weekly have issued a list of the 50 greatest TV "icons" of all time. The list is headed...

Court Dismisses Mcclanahan Lawsuit

A court has dismissed a $3.75 million (GBP2.08 million) judgement against actress RUE MCCLANAHAN, because the complaint was improperly served. On Monday (12JUN06), the 2nd District Court Of Appeal unanimously ruled in favour of THE...

Stars Pay Tribute To Cy Coleman

LUCIE ARNAZ, BEA ARTHUR and CHITA RIVERA are among a host of stars who gathered in New York to pay tribute to theatre composer CY COLEMAN on Monday (10JAN05). The stars, along with ANN...

Golden Girls Distressed By Getty's Health

BETTY WHITE, BEA ARTHUR and RUE McCLANAHAN are highly distressed by their former GOLDEN GIRLS co-star ESTELLE GETTY's mental health battle. The 81-year-old actress, who played SOPHIA on the classic sitcom, is suffering from...

Arthur Accused Of Terrorism

The GOLDEN GIRLS star BEA ARTHUR has been branded a "terrorist" for aggressively leading a PEOPLE FOR ETHICAL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS (PETA) campaign against fast-food chain KFC. Senior KFC executive JONATHAN BLUM attacked...

Golden Girl Sees Irony On Both Sides Of The Atlantic

Veteran comedienne BEA ARTHUR finds claims of cultural differences between America and Britain are exaggerated - because people in the US understand irony just as well as their UK cousins. The former GOLDEN GIRLS...

Travolta Teams Up With Family For Family Flicks

Hollywood actor JOHN TRAVOLTA is so fed up with the lack of family movies available, he's set up his own production company to correct the problem. The PULP FICTION star has teamed up with...

Bea Arthur's London Stage Debut

Former GOLDEN GIRLS star BEA ARTHUR is making her West End stage debut at the age of 80. The veteran star, who played DOROTHY PETRILLO ZBORNAK in the beloved series, will appear in her...

Golden Girl Defends Animal Rights

Former GOLDEN GIRLS star BEA ARTHUR has joined forces with the PEOPLE OF THE ETHICAL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS (PETA) to attack a chiropractic school. Dozens of employees at the PALMER CHIROPRACTIC UNIVERSITY SYSTEM in...

Illness Wrecks Golden Girls Reunion

A GOLDEN GIRLS TV reunion has been marred by tragedy - the beloved series' matriarch, played ESTELLE GETTY, was too sick to attend. The actress was hoping to join BEA ARTHUR, BETTY WHITE and...

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