Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Legends I've Seen: Bea Arthur


Legend:
Bea Arthur

Number of Shows I've Seen:
One. Bea was touring with her one woman show, And Then There's Bea. This show would go to Broadway and become the Tony nominated Bea Arthur on Broadway: Just Between Friends.

Iconic Moment:
Just seeing Bea Arthur walk onto the stage was an iconic moment. There was "Dorothy Zbornak." Live. Right in front of me. The lady I spent every Saturday night with during the run of The Golden Girls. I was in awe.

25 comments:

BosGuy said...

I would have loved to have seen Bea Arthur. I really loved the roles she played and whenever she was interviewed I felt like she was someone who'd be absolutely fascinating to talk to at a cocktail party.

robertga99 said...

I'm so jealous. That would have been awesome to see her in person.

Bob said...

We saw her one-woman show twice in Florida and lovedlovedloved it!

Ray's Cowboy said...

I loved her in Mame. Then I fallen for her in others shows.
I bet she was down to earth and a HOOT as well.
Ray

Steven Anthony said...

such a lucky man....she ws brilliant;)

Steven Anthony
Man Dish~Metro Style
&
Life in the Fish Bowl

A Lewis said...

I'm with you! We saw her one woman show in Salem, Oregon, just a few months before she quit touring and disappeared into retirement. LOVED LOVED LOVED LOVED it. We have the CD of the show and are planning on having a Bea Arthur Party sometime.

Skinny Arbuckle said...

love bea!

Raybeard said...

If I was asked to choose a short-list of, say, 10 people, living or dead, whom I'd most like to have dinner with, she'd be right there on it without any doubt!

Kyle said...

I know you have seen many legends Michael, but seeing Bea must have been thrilling. You don't get much larger than life than Bea Arthur.

madtexter (corey james) said...

True. I had the fantastic opportunity to see her one woman show in NYC a few years back. It was just her and her pianist, and it was like spending time with an dear old friend.

Bawdy, beautiful and bold!

Good times.

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

I like the photo you chose to go with the post!

Betty Manousos @ CUT AND DRY said...

You're so lucky. I'd love if I could see her in person.

Mark in DE said...

Coco Peru was a good friend of Bea and was asked to read at her memorial service. Coco talks about it a little in her show.

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

My brother can imitate her deep voice!
xo

ayeM8y said...

A little older, I remember her on Archie Bunker then Maude.

I think I liked her best in the Sex and the City spoof.

SteveA said...

I also looked forward to seeing GG every week
. I have fond memories of looking at GG with my mom and sis!

Wonder Man said...

I wish I got to see her

LORDPATRICK said...

My friend and I used to watch the "GOLDEN GIRLS" every week while it was on TV.

Rick said...

She was grand wasn't she?

TMoss said...

oh bea. how i miss her so.

Brahm (alfred lives here) said...

Another amazing one! Who havent you seen?

Totally green with envy, would have loved to have seen her in person!

Thombeau said...

I caught this show in Chicago. She was great, of course, even though one foot was in a cast. Apparently she had fallen off the stage a few days earlier. What a trouper!

Needless to say, the audience was entirely made up of gay men and elderly women.

Susan Erickson said...

She was a dynamo! I loved her wit and dry delivery.....

Meeko Fabulous said...

It's official. I'm jealous.

Dwight Supremacy said...

So jealous!