I only just caught her fabulous turn as Vera Charles a couple of days ago in the movie Mame! and thought to myself “what a great hoyden”, and today I found out that she has died, aged 86.
Some culture jamming found online:
I really hope she saw this fan-art below somehow (seems to be of her back in the Maude days). Of course Bea could take down a velociraptor. Before cocktails. With one raised eyebrow tied behind her back.
KILLING MACHINE by Brandon Bird
Who’s wrasslin’? Bea Arthur’s wrasslin’!
Addendum: Thanks to a Facebook friend, I now know the artist and proper title of this painting. Awesome.
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