[[caption-width-right:250:Goodnight, but not goodbye.]]
Beatrice "Bea" Arthur (May 13, 1922 April 25, 2009), born Bernice Frankel, was an American actress, comedienne and singer whose career spanned seven decades. She was a marine during World War II. She is well-known for her amazing droll, dry [[DeadpanSnarker deadpan delivery,]] and the argument could be made that she is the Deadpan Queen. She is most famous for her roles as the title character on ''Series/{{Maude}}'' (A SpinOff of ''Series/AllInTheFamily'', where she originated the role) and Dorothy on ''Series/TheGoldenGirls''. She had a variety of other roles spanning her career, from film to television to theater.
She was also the reigning champ of the ReactionShot, with TV legend Norman Lear reportedly saying she [[FacialDialogue could get more laughs]] out of an audience by [[FascinatingEyebrow raising an eyebrow]] than most actresses could with three pages of dialogue.
It was well known that she DoesNotLikeShoes.

She also appeared as Ackmena in ''Film/TheStarWarsHolidaySpecial''.

[[{{Deadpool}} Is it any wonder that she is My angel and the sexiest woman ever?]]