Was Bea Arthur Jewish?

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Bea Arthur

Well, to make a long story short, Bea Arthur was Jewish!

Since Bea Arthur's mother was Jewish, and in Judaism one's religion is based on one's mother's religion, then that makes her also Jewish. Her father was Jewish too.

Bea Arthur (who's full birth name was Bernice Frankel) was born on May 13, 1922 in New York, New York.

Arthur achieved fame as the character Maude Findlay on the 1970s sitcoms All in the Family (1971–72) and Maude (1972–78), and as Dorothy Zbornak on the 1980s sitcom The Golden Girls (1985–92), winning Emmy Awards for both roles. A stage actress both before and after her television success, she won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her performance as Vera Charles in the original cast of Mame (1966).

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