The world is one Golden Girl short after Bea Arthur died today. She was 86. I’m too young to remember her as the title character on Maude, but I’m the perfect age to remember her as Dorothy Zbornak in Golden Girls. And of course who could forget her in The Star Wars Holiday Special? But despite her acting talents, which resulted in multiple Emmy awards, she’s probably best known for her mannish looks and man-voice. Oh well, everyone has to be known for something I guess.
By way of tribute, listen to the classic theme song from Golden Girls, “Thank You For Being a Friend”: