Bea (Frankel) Arthur

Bernice (Frankel) Arthur (1922 - 2009)

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Bernice (Bea) "Beatrice" Arthur formerly Frankel
Born in New York, New York, United Statesmap
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Died in Los Angeles, California, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 13 May 2014
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Categories: Notables | Actors | Comedians | Singers | United States Marine Corps, World War II | Tony Award Winners of the 20th Century | Emmy Award Winners of the 20th Century | This Day In History May 13 | This Day In History April 25.

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Born 13 May 1922 in New York, New York, Bernice Frankel, daughter of Philip and Rebecca Frankel, would grow up to become beloved actress, singer and comedian Bea Arthur.

When Bernice was eleven, her family moved from New York to Cambridge, Maryland, where she attended Linden Hall School for girls and then went on to Blackstone College for Girls. During World War II, Bernice served in the United States Marine Corps.

Arthur is best known for her role as Maude on All in the Family and then Dorothy on The Golden Girls. Her performance as Maude was so successful that the network went on to give the actress her own show revolving around that character.

Bea, a liberal Democrat, was a lifelong champion of civil rights for women, the elderly, and the Jewish and LGBT communities.

In 2008, Arthur was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame. She was a recipient of a Tony Award and also received the second most nominations for a PrimeTime Emmy Award with 9. Only Mary Tyler Moore had more, with 10.

On 25 April 2009, Bea succumbed to cancer and passed away at her home in Los Angeles, California. She was cremated.

Sources

  • Bea Arthur's Wikipedia article
  • 1930 census: "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X7D6-96W : accessed 8 January 2017), Philip Frankel, Bronx (Districts 1-250), Bronx, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 171, sheet 12A, line 9, family 3, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1468; FHL microfilm 2,341,203.
  • 1940 census: "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K7FW-4JX : accessed 8 January 2017), Philip Frankel, Ward 1, Cambridge, Election District 7, Dorchester, Maryland, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 10-11, sheet 19B, line 49, family 444, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 1547.
  • Marriage record: Index to New York City Marriages, 1866-1937. Indices prepared by the Italian Genealogical Group and the German Genealogy Group, and used with permission of the New York City Department of Records/Municipal Archives. Certificate 2940.
  • https://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=36348603


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    On 9 Jan 2017 at 03:27 GMT Ron Norman BSN, RN wrote:

    Father is Philip Frankel (Frankel-132). Please add as father. Thank you!

    On 9 Jan 2017 at 03:26 GMT Ron Norman BSN, RN wrote:

    Mother is Rebecca Pressner Frankel (Pressner-5). Please add as mother. Thank you!



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