Bea Arthur performance in the Roast series has been most enduring

April 29th, 2009 - 1:53 am ICT by GD  

Bea Arthur’s death must have been a great blow for many of her fans. She was most famous for her acid wit and has been famous for her comic roles in a number of television sitcoms, theater and movies. She died in the early hours of 25th of April, 2009 at the age of 86. Her spokesperson, Dan Watt told the media that the actress had been suffering from cancer; however she died peacefully at her home in the Greater Los Angeles.

One of the most popular shows in which Bea had performed was when she participated in the Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson in 2006. The show was hilarious as Bea read out excerpts with a deadpan look. The book from which she was actually reading was Pamela Anderson’s autobiography, “Star Struck: The Novel”. The part relating to the advice related to sexual escapades was delivered in such a way that it has struck an enduring comic note in the minds of the audience.

Along with this performance Bea has had a long and illustrative character both on stage and in films. She began her tryst with an Off Broadway theater group called the Cherry Lane Theater in the late 1940s. She made a mark in the minds of her audience and her critics with her appearance in the musical play “The Threepenny Opera”. She even won a Tony award for role of Vera Charles in “Mame” in 1966. She made a comeback on Broadway in 2002.

Bea’s other television performance which has been most appreciated is Maude, where she plays the role of a liberal feminist.

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