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Bea Arthur

1922 - 2009

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Beatrice Arthur (born Bernice Frankel; May 13, 1922 – April 25, 2009) was an American actress and comedian. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York City, Arthur began her career on stage in 1947, attracting critical acclaim before achieving worldwide recognition for her work on television beginning in the 1970s as Maude Findlay in the popular sitcoms All in the Family (1971–1972) and Maude (1972–1978) and later in the 1980s and 1990s as Dorothy Zbornak on The Golden Girls (1985–1992). Arthur won several accolades throughout her career, beginning with the 1966 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for playing Vera Charles in Mame. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bea Arthur has received more than 12,950,699 page views. Her biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Bea Arthur is the 1,304th most popular actor (up from 1,618th in 2019), the 2,295th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,852nd in 2019) and the 630th most popular American Actor.

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  • 13M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 56.22

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 40

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.67

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.45

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Bea Arthur ranks 1,304 out of 9,996Before her are Emmanuelle Seigner, Tuncel Kurtiz, Alain Cuny, Victor McLaglen, Elizabeth Hurley, and Jason Bateman. After her are Don Cheadle, Tod Browning, Billy Zane, Tom Holland, Jim Caviezel, and William Sadler.

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Among people born in 1922, Bea Arthur ranks 116Before her are Guy Hamilton, Ivry Gitlis, Russ Meyer, Jenny-Wanda Barkmann, Nicholas Romanov, Prince of Russia, and Miloš Jakeš. After her are Juan Antonio Bardem, Taro Kagawa, Patrick Macnee, Jerzy Kawalerowicz, Jonas Mekas, and Shigeru Mizuki. Among people deceased in 2009, Bea Arthur ranks 81Before her are Merce Cunningham, Yves Rocher, Augusto Boal, Pat Hingle, Frank McCourt, and Andrew Wyeth. After her are Edwin G. Krebs, Alicia de Larrocha, Lino Lacedelli, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Joseph Wiseman, and Ramaswamy Venkataraman.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Bea Arthur ranks 2,295 out of 18,182Before her are Michael Rosbash (1944), Peggy Lee (1920), Fredric Jameson (1934), Joseph D. Pistone (1939), Jason Bateman (1969), and James Levine (1943). After her are Don Cheadle (1964), Tod Browning (1880), Billy Zane (1966), Bernard Malamud (1914), Jim Caviezel (1968), and Selena Gomez (1992).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Bea Arthur ranks 630Before her are Esther Williams (1921), Michael Parks (1940), Geraldine Page (1924), Estelle Getty (1923), Kate Jackson (1948), and Jason Bateman (1969). After her are Don Cheadle (1964), Tod Browning (1880), Billy Zane (1966), Jim Caviezel (1968), William Sadler (1950), and Van Heflin (1908).

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