Bea Arthur


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    • Beatrice Arthur: (about playing the title role on "Maude") It made me feel like a middle-aged Cinderella. It was one hell of a series, for pushing the envelope as far as it did. Episodes about abortion, alcoholism, rape...I was proud of it.

    • Beatrice Arthur: Look, I'm 5 foot 9, I have a deep voice, and I have a way with a line. What can I do about it? I can't stay home waiting for something different. I think it's a total waste of energy worrying about typecasting.

    • Beatrice Arthur: (about "The Golden Girls") Four elderly women living together in a house? It could never be. It could never happen. It was the first time that elderly people were seen as well-groomed and coiffed. They didn't smell bad. They had active sex lives. To this day, I'll wake up in the middle of the night, and I'll think of a line [from the show], and I'll be laughing so hard, I can't stop. It was wonderful.

    • Brian Forster, here playing the elf, is the grandson of actor Alan Napier, known to millions of fans of the TV series "Batman" as Alfred, Bruce Wayne's butler. Brian Forster would later go on to play Chris Partridge #2 on The Partridge Family, replacing Jeremy Gelbwaks in that role.

    • Beatrice Arthur: After being in the business for such a long time, I've done everything but rodeo and porno.