Billy Goldenberg
Bea Arthur dies at 86; star of 'Golden Girls' and 'Maude'

Beatrice Arthur, best known as the acerbic Maude Findlay on Norman Lear's sitcom "Maude" and as the strong-willed Dorothy Zbornak on the long-running "The Golden Girls," died Saturday. She was 86. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: The obituary of actress Bea Arthur in Sunday's A section stated that "Mame" won the Tony Award in 1966 for best musical. Although Arthur won for her role in "Mame," the Tony for best musical that year went to "Man of La Mancha." -------------------- Arthur, a stage-trained actress who was a success on Broadway long before television audiences got to know her, died of cancer at her Los Angeles...