The 60-minute documentary about the Tony-winning actress is scheduled for broadcast on premium cable channel at 8 PM ET; check local listings. "She was classmates with Harry Belafonte and Marlon Brando and a winner of a Tony Award and multiple Emmys," the Biography website states. "Bea Arthur reached the highest rungs on the TV ladder with starring roles in two enduring primetime hits—'Maude' and one of the 'Golden Girls.' But, Miss Arthur's talents extended beyond the small screen: she also starred on Broadway with key roles in Mame and Fiddler on the Roof among other notable parts."
Bea Arthur was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Special Theatrical Event for Bea Arthur on Broadway. She won a Tony for her performance as Vera Charles in Broadway's Mame, and she played the matchmaker in the original company of Fiddler on the Roof. Arthur also appeared in the famed Theatre de Lys staging of The Threepenny Opera Off-Broadway in 1954 (she sings "Pirate Jenny" in Bea Arthur on Broadway). Arthur's last Broadway show was Woody Allen's The Floating Lightbulb. The actress is perhaps best known for her roles on TV's "Maude" and "The Golden Girls."
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