Bea Arthur’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

May 13, 1922

Death Date

April 25, 2009

Age of Death

86 years

Cause of Death

Lung Cancer


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 believe that you’re here on Earth for a short time, and while you’re here, you shouldn’t forget it.” (Bea Arthur)


“My dream was to become a very small blonde movie star like Ida Lupino and those other women I saw up there on the screen during the Depression.” (Bea Arthur)


“I really cut my teeth on off-off-off Broadway shows.” (Bea Arthur)


“No fruit. No veggie.” (Bea Arthur)


“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.” (Bea Arthur)