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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Bea Arthur Tribute


Maude has left the building. Few actors have ever played such a huge part as Bea Arthur did in bringing to bare controversial issues that molded an entire generation of Liberals. Things in life happened back in the early seventies and the only people on television really talking up the issues was Archie Bunker, the self righteous bigot and his wife’s friend Maude Finley that was at the front of the woman’s equality movement. Bea Arthur played the straight line comedian in many of her television shows and her personality always reminded me of that lovable sassy Aunt or friend that we all have.

Beatrice Arthur passed away at the age of 86 and I have to thank her for playing a part that was near and dear to her heart as Maude. I remember very clearly watching this one episode as a kid and laughing my skinny little but off. Rest in peace Bea, God bless you and keep you near and dear.

This is a two part You Tube of an original Maude episode. Please feel free to visit the Amazon links below if you feel the need to see more of the hit shows that Beatrice Arthur starred in. Maude was classic television comedy from Norman Lear and that began her rise to fame on the old TV. She was an amazing actress and her comedic skills only improved in the hit series Golden Girls. - Papamoka

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3 Comments:

Blogger David said...

Maude was Edith's cousin.

10:05 AM  
Blogger Papamoka said...

I stand corrected... Thanks David! :)

11:25 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Maude was a heroine to many women. She said what she thought during a time when women were taught to not "make waves." She gave a voice to many who had been silent and provided an outlet in a way that made us all laugh.

10:41 AM  

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