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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

Sunday
November 30
6:00pm
A Little Romance
Rose has been dating Dr. Jonathan Newman and begins to think their relationship is leading to the altar. However she begins to have second thoughts especially since he's a midget.
TV-PG
6:32pm
The Flu
A week before an awards ceremony, Blanche, Dorothy and Rose each come down with a nasty flu, which compounds their arguing over who will win a prestigious award.
TV-PG
7:05pm
Bringing Up Baby
Rose is shocked when her late-uncle's will leaves her his "Baby," and delighted to learn the "baby" is a pig. Dorothy, Blanche, and Sophia are less thrilled until they learn that when Baby dies, Rose gets a large sum of money.
TV-PG
7:43pm
Yes, We Have No Havanas
Blanche's new boyfriend is a charming Cuban who sweeps her off her feet, but she's not the only one. Blanche discovers he's also been dating Sophia. Rose takes a course taught by Dorothy so she can get a high school diploma.
TV-PG
8:21pm
Journey to the Center of Attention
Blanche brings a lonely Dorothy down to the Rusty Anchor for a night of excitement. However, Blanche had no intention of being pushed off her throne by Dorothy, who begins singing and instantly becomes the center of attention.
TV-PG
Sunday
December 7
6:00am
Blanche and the Younger Man
Blanche goes all out to try to look good for her latest beau, her aerobics instructor half her age. Meanwhile, Rose's dynamic mother comes for a visit and gets fed up with Rose's "mothering" ways.
TV-PG
6:36am
Adult Education
Blanche's professor sexually harasses her when he asks for help on a difficult test. If she has sex with him, he'll give her an "A." Dorothy, Rose, and Sophia each try to get tickets for a sold out Frank Sinatra concert.
TV-PG
7:12am
Big Daddy
Blanche's father, Big Daddy, visits and announces he's sold the family plantation and is setting out to become a country singer. Sophia places a "curse" on a neighbor who won’t remove his tree that fell onto the lanai.
TV-PG
5:00pm
 
TV-PG
5:30pm
 
TV-PG
6:00pm
 
TV-PG
6:30pm
 
TV-PG
7:00pm
 
TV-PG
7:30pm
 
TV-PG
8:00pm
 
TV-PG
8:30pm
 
TV-PG