How did Bea Arthur feel about Betty and Estelle continuing to be nominated for The Golden Girls
After she and Rue were left in the dust after Season 4? Much has been made of Bea's belief she was more of the star and her rumored bitterness over Betty and Rue winning the Lead Emmy before she did.
Any record of how she reacted to being snubbed for the last 3 years of the show when her "underlings" still got the recognition..
|by Betty Shite ||reply 39||08/01/2020|
If she were still alive, I think would be more concerned about the fact that an elder queen is posting a question about a show from 30 years ago.
|by Betty Shite ||reply 2||08/01/2020|
r2 is why I still come to DL
|by Betty Shite ||reply 4||08/01/2020|
Give me graphic details of her anger and humiliation! Port her emotions directly into my spinal cortex, please.
|by Betty Shite ||reply 5||08/01/2020|
It was an open secret in Hollywood that Bea was a very bitter woman. She was resentful of Betty's popularity.
She was especially bitter about her long-time friend Angela Lansbury's success when Murder, She Wrote became a huge hit, because Angela was the sole star and didn't have to share the success with anyone else.
|by Betty Shite ||reply 7||08/01/2020|
R7 Is that why she never guested on MSW and vice-versa? I've always thought that Lansbury could have been included in that murder mystery weekend episode.
|by Betty Shite ||reply 8||08/01/2020|
R7 what did she say to Angela?
|by Betty Shite ||reply 9||08/01/2020|
Rue should definitely have been nominated for the "Rusty Anchor" episode
|by Betty Shite ||reply 10||08/01/2020|
She did the only thing she knew how to do. She drank more.
|by Betty Shite ||reply 11||08/01/2020|
I’ll bet it drove her insane.
|by Betty Shite ||reply 12||08/01/2020|
People forget that Bea's mother, with whom she was very close, died just a month after GG premiered. That may explain partly why she was so cranky on that show and turned to drink more.
|by Betty Shite ||reply 13||08/01/2020|
R7, she said "I could vomit just looking at you"
|by Betty Shite ||reply 14||08/01/2020|
Poor Angie never win an Emmy though
|by Betty Shite ||reply 15||08/01/2020|
Every had to tread lightly through Every NBC Dressing room.
|by Betty Shite ||reply 16||08/01/2020|
She was first on the call sheet. She got paid the most. And she got a sweetheart deal in seasons 6 and 7. I don't think she was bitter. She may have been disappointed that her peers didn't acknowledge her work on the show, but bitter is a stretch.
|by Betty Shite ||reply 17||08/01/2020|
Too lazy to do the research, but who the hell was being nominated and winning over the GG back then?
|by Betty Shite ||reply 18||08/01/2020|
Candice Bergen won three, and Kirstie Alley won once.
Blair Brown (The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd), Delta Burke (Designing Women) and Marion Ross (Brooklyn Bridge) also earned nominations over Bea and Rue for the later seasons.
|by Betty Shite ||reply 19||08/01/2020|
Also, for the final season of The Golden Girls, Roseanne earned her first nomination, and Tyne Daly got in for a guest appearance on Wings (no, really).
|by Betty Shite ||reply 20||08/01/2020|
R21 she supposedly did not hate her at all, just "did not care for her."
|by Betty Shite ||reply 23||08/01/2020|
She did, R22. In 1992, the Emmys ditched the Guest Categories and nominated performers in either lead or supporting categories, so there were a lot of screwy nominations that year.
Did you think someone would really make that up? And about a Tyne Daly nomination for Wings, of all things?
|by Betty Shite ||reply 24||08/01/2020|
R24 you’re a fucking liar! That’s a lie from hell! You’re obviously demon possessed! Get out of the Datalounge now!!! I won’t stand for this evil, in the name of Jesus! Tyne Daly is evil and I won’t hear Bea be disparaged! Get out!!!!
|by Betty Shite ||reply 25||08/01/2020|
Bea ruined Joan Rivers's white dining room because of her nasty, drunken behavior. Everybody who knew Bea has talked about how mean she could be at times.
|by Betty Shite ||reply 26||08/01/2020|
Did they laugh at Angela being nominated every year and never winning?
|by Betty Shite ||reply 28||08/01/2020|
Maybe Bea thought Betty was fake or something. Maybe Bea was in love with Allen Ludden and Betty stole him away. Maybe Betty always got the mini Milky Ways from the craft services table before Bea could get any.
|by Betty Shite ||reply 29||08/01/2020|
They might have r28 so I’ll say “yes!”
|by Betty Shite ||reply 30||08/01/2020|
By that point I had 4 Tonys, a Grammy and 6 Golden Globes. Plus I was the highest paid woman on TV and the STAR! Fuck them!
|by Betty Shite ||reply 31||08/01/2020|
Everybody knows that Bea was a lesbian.
|by Betty Shite ||reply 32||08/01/2020|
“Bea screwed up!” squealed Betty.
“I did,” responded Bea, daggers flashing behind her eyes.
|by Betty Shite ||reply 33||08/01/2020|
Betty would have been one annoying bitch to work with. Hamming it up, not a real actress.
|by Betty Shite ||reply 34||08/01/2020|
Betty was sort of the class clown on set, whereas Bea was the straight-A student. OF course, they clashed, but I don't think it was a feud like so many suspect. I think Betty just got on Bea's nerves., who just wanted to do her job and then go home. Betty's antics would hold up the process.
|by Betty Shite ||reply 35||08/01/2020|
In 1992, Kelsey Grammer was also nominated for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for doing his 'Frasier Crane" shtick on WINGS. So, that show got two lead acting Emmys for two guest-starring roles in one year.
|by Betty Shite ||reply 36||08/01/2020|
R34 she know how to take a joke just as well as she gave, so not really. She’s just a great sport who never took herself too seriously.
I love them both.
|by Betty Shite ||reply 37||08/01/2020|
Those were the show's only two Emmy nods. Ever. Bizarre.
|by Betty Shite ||reply 38||08/01/2020|
Rue confirmed that Bea was angry that she wasn’t getting nominated over Betty. She also said Bea did not like being part of an ensemble.
Bea was a massive drunk confirmed by both Joan Rivers and Miss Coco Peru. She also used to walk the streets without shoes. She was a really weird person. She was also a terror on the set of a Golden Girls with the rest of the cast always having to apologize to guest actors for her behavior.
|by Betty Shite ||reply 39||08/01/2020|