Posts By: Kevin Buckstiegel

Flashback in Bea Arthur History – Spring 2004

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It has been a while! I realized recently that it has been a solid decade since Bea’s one women show was at the height of its existence. Generally I think of it between 2000 and 2004. She continued on longer then 2004, however it was less frequent and staggered in performances. I also believe this […]

Bea A Day – Daily fan art inspired by John Currin

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A fun read in the Huffington Post today featuring Michael Denison who has been creating daily art work inspired by John Currin’s recent headlining portrait of Bea that was auctioned a few months ago. I have always enjoyed and encouraged fan art of Bea over the years. Bea A Day (www.beaaday.com) is Tumblr blog that hosts […]

Remembering Bea in 2013

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Happy Mother’s day to all! Tomorrow, the 13th, was Bea’s birthday, so wanted to remember that again in 2013. Rewatching the Golden Girls, Maude and the many other performances, it’s easy to forget she is gone. Bea’s gift of recorded performances gives us an eternity of entertainment which past, present and future fans will always […]

Insight from a Golden Girls writer

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Enjoyable read as Marc Cherry shares his memories of writing for Golden Girls in this insightful Vulture article. http://www.vulture.com Before he started dreaming up soapy story lines for Desperate Housewives (and the upcoming Devious Maids), Marc Cherry cut his teeth as a Hollywood writer on the final three seasons of The Golden Girls, which today faced off against Friends in the […]

Bea Arthur’s favorite charity destroyed by Sandy

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The Ali Forney Center, a non-profit organization that supports homeless LGBT youth, was so near and dear to Bea Arthur’s heart that she left the charity a sizable amount of money in her will when she… Read more over at Jezebel.com Please consider donating  at aliforneycenter.org

Maude 40th Marathon, why not!

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Been a while since you’ve called in sick and vegged out in front of the tv all day? Well either way, mark the 12th as a personal day. The folks at Antenna TV are celebrating the day Maude first aired 40 years ago! Tune in if you can!  Twitter #MaudeMarathon    

Bea still making a difference in 2012

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It’s nice to have a new article show up of something that Bea has currently done, two years after her passing. With help from her son, Matthew Saks, Bea has donated $25,000 gift to an AIDS organization in California. To read more, click here. Update :: Click here to read about even more gifts from […]

Art Attack Foundation Auction

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In remembering the good that Bea did throughout her life, The Art Attack Foundation has an auction with items from Bea and many others. Dan Watt, Bea’s personal assistant, has also donated some Holiday Cards that were sent to him from Bea, Betty, and Rue along with other items. Check it out and help out! […]