The passing of Bea Arthur

In remembering Bea Arthur, on the occasion of her passing this past Saturday of cancer, I came across a couple of interesting video clips. One of her, in language that made me blush, participating in a roast of Pamela Anderson. (Bea Arthur in Pamela Anderson Roast) The genius of Bea Arthur is so very evident in this clip – her sense of comic timing and delivery. It’s impeccable.

The other video is from NBC’s Today Show on Sunday – a phone interview with Rue McLanahan – Arthur’s co-star on the TV show “The Golden Girls.” (Rue McClanahan Remembers Bea Arthur) McLanahan offers a loving glimpse of the private, behind-the-scenes Bea Arthur.

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