I am in full mourning today, my friends. Bea Arthur – actress, singer, comedienne, boundary pusher – has passed away. She brought so much joy and laughter to soooooo many people, including me. An iconic figure. Her portayal of Maude in the 70’s empowered women to make choices that didn’t depend on a man or what society deems “appropriate”. And then in the Golden Girls as Dorothy Zbornak, she made the world laugh all over again, with that dry dead pan delivery. Just hearing “No, Rose . . . . ” would make you giggle with anticipation of the oncoming fecitious (sp?) zinger. In a world where we need more and more laughter, this great lady will be sorely and deeply missed. I raise a glass to an comic icon.
Enjoy this little tribute.