Saturday, April 25, 2009

Bea Arthur Dies at 86

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`Golden Girls' star Bea Arthur dies at 86

FILE - This Aug. 29, 1988 file photo shows actress Beatrice Arthur accepting her

LOS ANGELES – Beatrice Arthur, the tall, deep-voiced actress whose razor-sharp delivery of comedy lines made her a TV star in the hit shows "Maude" and "The Golden Girls" and who won a Tony Award for the musical "Mame," died Saturday. She was 86.

Arthur died peacefully at her Los Angeles home with her family at her side, family spokesman Dan Watt said. She had cancer, Watt said, declining to give details.

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