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The Golden Girls

Weekends
12pm/11c

Bea Arthur

Dorothy Petrillo Zbornak

Actress and comedienne Bea Arthur stars as Dorothy Petrillo Zbornak on the hit show The Golden Girls.

Arthur was born in 1922 in New York. She was a regular on Sid Caesar’s Caesar’s Hour and then she took to the stage playing Lucy Brown in the Off-Broadway premiere of Kurt Weill's Threepenny Opera. She gave a show-stopping performance as Yente the Matchmaker in the premiere of Fiddler on the Roof on Broadway, and she also starred as Vera Charles in Mame alongside Angela Lansbury. Arthur won a Tony Award for her work in Mame and she reprised the role in the 1974 film version opposite Lucille Ball.

For her work in television, Arthur is well known for her portrayal of Edith Bunker’s cousin, Maude Findlay, on All in the Family. This role led to the spin-off series Maude for which Arthur won an Emmy. Arthur's portrayal of Dorothy on The Golden Girls led to her second Emmy win. In addition to playing Dorothy on The Golden Girls, the character also appeared on the television shows Empty Nest and The Golden Palace. Arthur won a Comedy Ace Award for her performance on Malcolm in the Middle and she played Larry David’s mother on Curb Your Enthusiasm.

In 2002 Arthur returned to the stage in Bea Arthur: Just Between Friends, a compilation of songs and stories based on her life and career which garnered a Tony nomination.

In 2008 Arthur was inducted into the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame.

She passed away in 2009 in Los Angeles.

The Golden Girls TV Schedule

Saturday
September 20
10:48am
Yokel Hero
Rose is running for St. Olaf Woman of the Year and with a little help from Blanche and Dorothy, altering her list of qualifications on the entry form, she's a sure winner. Meanwhile, a heat wave strikes Miami and the girl's air conditioning goes out.
TV-PG
11:24am
Bang the Drum, Stanley
At a baseball game, Sophia gets beaned. This prompts Stan to talk her into filing a lawsuit for payment on her severe injuries, which he gets her to fake. Meanwhile, Blanche and Rose prepare for roles in the play "Cats."
TV-PG
12:00pm
Sophia's Wedding
The death of a close friend, Esther Weinstock, brings Sophia face to face with Esther's husband a man whom she vowed never to speak to again due to things that happened in the past. However, when Dorothy prompts them to make up they get a little to close and wind up in bed together.
TV-PG
12:30pm
Sophia's Wedding 2
Sophia and Max come back from their honeymoon with no place to stay so Blanche, Dorothy and Rose put them up until they can find a place. Meanwhile, Sophia and Max decide to restart the old business Max had with Sophia's late husband, a pizza knish stand. However, Dorothy begins smoking again!
TV-PG
1:00pm
Brother, Can You Spare That Jacket?
When Sophia accidentally places Blanche's aviator jacket (with the winning lottery ticket in the pocket!), the girls do a little searching. The end up trying to get it back from a homeless shelter. In the end, after noticing how badly the people need the money, they decide to give the winning ticket to the shelter.
TV-PG
1:30pm
Scared Straight
Blanche's brother, Clayton, comes to Miami for a visit, and Blanche goes all out fixing him up on blind dates. However, Rose learns the truth: Clayton is gay and is afraid to tell Blanche the truth about himself.
TV-PG
Sunday
September 21
11:00am
Brother, Can You Spare That Jacket?
When Sophia accidentally places Blanche's aviator jacket (with the winning lottery ticket in the pocket!), the girls do a little searching. The end up trying to get it back from a homeless shelter. In the end, after noticing how badly the people need the money, they decide to give the winning ticket to the shelter.
TV-PG
11:36am
Scared Straight
Blanche's brother, Clayton, comes to Miami for a visit, and Blanche goes all out fixing him up on blind dates. However, Rose learns the truth: Clayton is gay and is afraid to tell Blanche the truth about himself.
TV-PG
12:12pm
Stan Takes a Wife
Stan breaks the news that he's engaged to be married - something Dorothy at first seems to accept. However, after Sophia falls ill, Stan comforts Dorothy which sparks old feelings in her and she contemplates trying to get back together with Stan.
TV-PG
12:48pm
The Auction
The girls try to cough up enough money to pay for a new roof. Meanwhile, Sophia's volunteer job at the hospital is what brings the girls a piece of inside information that could give them enough money for a new roof and money left to spare.
TV-PG
1:24pm
Blind Date
After being dumped by her boyfriend, Blanche befriends a man at a bar and makes a date with him. Unknown to her, he's blind. Meanwhile, Dorothy and Rose try their hand at coaching a kids' football team.
TV-PG
Saturday
September 27
10:48am
The Impotence of Being Ernest
Rose is crazy about her latest boyfriend, Ernie, but can't understand why he doesn't approach the subject of sex. When she forces the subject, she learns the truth that he's impotent.
TV-PG
11:24am
Love Me Tender
When Sophia sets Dorothy up on a blind date, Dorothy secretly falls for the seemingly simple man, claiming "he's the greatest lover she ever had." Meanwhile, Blanche and Rose join the "Be a Pal" and become pals to two motherless girls.
TV-PG
12:00pm
Valentine's Day
It's Valentine's Day, and the girls are all excited until each one of their dates cancels at the last minute. This leaves them to reminisce about Valentine's Day past.
TV-PG
12:36pm
Two Rode Together
Dorothy wants to spend some "quality" time with Sophia so she takes her away for the weekend to Disney World. However, her attempts fail when a fed up Sophia storms out. Meanwhile, Rose and Blanche try their hand at writing children's stories.
TV-PG
1:12pm
You Gotta Have Hope
Dorothy is in charge of a hospital charity show and things aren't going her way. She can't find any talent for the talent show and her emcee has just cancelled. Rose's solution for her problem makes things worse when the girls scour Miami in hopes of getting Bob Hope to perform in the show.
TV-PG