Beatrice Arthur


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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John Amos

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John Amos on playing "Henry Evans" and working with Beatrice Arthur on Maude

Larry Auerbach

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Larry Auerbach on representing Beatrice Arthur

Kevin Carlisle

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Kevin Carlisle on choreographing The Beatrice Arthur Special

Hal Cooper

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Hal Cooper on directing Beatrice Arthur as "Maude Findlay" on Maude
Hal Cooper on directing the Maude episode "Maude Bares Her Soul"

Elinor Donahue

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Elinor Donahue on appearing on The Golden Girls

Nanette Fabray

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Nanette Fabray on her guest appearance as stroke survivor on Maude in the episode "Maude's Reunion" with Beatrice Arthur

Winifred Hervey

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Winifred Hervey on the cast of The Golden Girls and writing for the characters
Winifred Hervey on enjoying writing for Bea Arthur on The Golden Girls

Harvey Korman

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Harvey Korman on The Star Wars Holiday Special with Bea Arthur

Perry Lafferty

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Perry Lafferty on Beatrice Arthur

Norman Lear

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Norman Lear on introducing Beatrice Arthur as "Maude" on All in the Family, and similarities between her character and his then-wife, Frances Lear

Hal Linden

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Hal Linden on guest-starring on The Golden Girls

Rue McClanahan

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Rue McClanahan on working with Beatrice Arthur as "Maude Findlay" on Maude
Rue McClanahan on convincing Beatrice Arthur to take the role on The Golden Girls, and how the casting then fell into place
Rue McClanahan on Beatrice Arthur ending Maude, and on the series Apple Pie
Rue McClanahan on working with Beatrice Arthur, Betty White, and Estelle Getty on The Golden Girls
Rue McClanahan on her friendships with Betty White and Beatrice Arthur on The Golden Girls

Gail Parent

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Gail Parent on writing for "Beatrice Arthur" as Dorothy Zbornak on The Golden Girls

Hector Ramirez

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Hector Ramirez on the cast of Maude

John Rich

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Director John Rich on Maude with Bea Arthur

Rita Riggs

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Rita Riggs on doing Beatrice Arthur's costumes for Maude

Doris Roberts

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Doris Roberts on being offered a regular role on Maude and then being fired before she appeared on the show due to her similarity to Beatrice Arthur

Bob Schiller

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on working with Bea Arthur on Maude
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on Bea Arthur and other cast members not always sticking to scripts on Maude

John Shaffner

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John Shaffner on set decorating the pilots for The Golden Girls and Amanda's

Jack Shea

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Jack Shea on directing Bea Arthur in the title role of Maude
Jack Shea on working with the ensemble of The Golden Girls: Beatrice Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, and Estelle Getty

Fred Silverman

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Fred Silverman on recognizing the talent of Bea Arthur and convincing Norman Lear to create a spinoff episode from All in the Family which ultimately became Maude

Howard Storm

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Howard Storm on directing Bea Arthur in Amanda by the Sea; gaining her trust

Tony Thomas

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Tony Thomas on the cast of The Golden Girls

Ret Turner

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Ret Turner on costume design for Beatrice Arthur

Bruce Vilanch

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Bruce Vilanch on writing for Bea Arthur on The Star Wars Special

Bob Weiskopf

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on working with Bea Arthur on Maude
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on Bea Arthur and other cast members not always sticking to scripts on Maude

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