Bea Arthur’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

May 13, 1922

Death Date

Apr 25, 2009

Age of Death

86 years

Cause of Death

Lung Cancer

Place of Death

Apr 25, 2009


Tv Actress

The tv actress Bea Arthur died at the age of 86. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Deep-voiced star of Maude, which ran from 1972 to 1978. She also starred in The Golden Girls. 

She married her second husband Gene Saka in 1950, and the couple adopted two sons before divorcing in 1980. She was previously married to Robert Alan Aurthur.



I really cut my teeth on off-off-off Broadway shows.


I’m not playing a role. I’m being myself, whatever the hell that is.


I feel I’m an actress who sings a bit.


I… was not too happy to suddenly take on this public role thrust upon me. They just assumed I was the Joan of Arc of the women’s movement. And I wasn’t at all. It put a lot of unnecessary pressure on me.


I realised I had spent the majority of my adult life doing two characters – Maude from 1972-’79 and Dorothy from 1985-’92 – and I really didn’t know what I wanted to do after ‘Golden Girls.’ I knew what I didn’t want to do – any more sitcoms, or wait for the next great role that might never come.