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An Idol Falls

Posted by Daniel on April 27, 2009


Okay, so Seth and I have kinda been in mourning since Saturday.

You’ve already heard, no doubt, but this is just my little addition to the tributes in writing to a great lady.

Bea Arthur is someone whom I’ve idolized for a great deal of my life.  Not only that, but I’ve often been compared to her in the way my personality and desert-dry and ultra-fast wit matches hers.


I remember watching Maude when I was very young(ish) and was immediately bowled over by her fast one-liners and snappy retorts.  Only later in life did I perfect my own version of the same shitty attitude.

While it’s true that Seth thinks I more emmulate (and resemble) Estelle Getty’s character of Sophia Patrillo, I’d like to think I got my smart-assed start from the one who would eventually play her daughter.

We will truly miss you, Beatrice Arthur.

Thank you for being a friend.

You were truly a class act.



2 Responses to “An Idol Falls”

  1. Seth said

    I’m still in mourning, wearing my black suit and vale. Golden Girls has always been one of my favorite shows. First it was Estelle last year, and now Bea this year. As soon as Betty White goes, I’ll be distraught! She is, in my mind, America’s grandmother. I love her! But, Bea was one of my favorite actresses. She reminded me a lot of my late grandmother with her catty, bitchy, smart-assed wit. Now I wish someone would make a collectors doll. I would proudly display it.

    • Kirk said

      I would insist that she have a Chatty Kathy pull ring so you could hear her one-liners one more time, eh?

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