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Old 04-03-2010, 12:29 PM   #31
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It's always on the most successful TV shows where you hear some members of the cast didn't get along...


"I Love Lucy" - Ball vs. Frawley
"Bewitched" - Montgomery vs. York, Lynde vs. Morrehead, Sargent vs. Moorehead
"All In The Family" - Stapleton vs. O'Connor
"Three's Company" - DeWitt vs. Somers
"Good Times" - Rolle vs. Walker; Ames vs. Walker
"Laverne and Shirley" - Marshall vs. Williams
"Rhoda" - Harper vs. Kavner

As long as there are TV shows, there will always be egos and Emmys.
As long as there are egos and Emmys, there will always be friction among the stars.
As long as there is friction among stars, there will always be fodder for the tabloids and gossip.

Alice - Linda Lavin vs Polly Holliday; Linda Lavin vs Diane Ladd
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Alice - Linda Lavin vs Polly Holliday; Linda Lavin vs Diane Ladd
Too Close for Comfort - Ted Knight vs Nancy Dussault
Roseanne - Roseanne Barr vs [insert any name here]
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I think I have an idea about WHY they supposedly didn't like each other(and I have NO idea if it's true),by watching The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,last night,when they had Betty White (delightful as always)on the show,and included a collage of clips from her past TV performances,and included a clip from a "Dinah's Place" (or "Dinah")with the late Dinah Shore,in which Bea Arthur and Betty White guested,and both sang "42nd Street" and it sounded to me like Bea was trying to drown Betty out.That could be why they supposedly didn't get along.But who knows?Did anyone else see "The Tonight Show"with Jay Leno last night?
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I think I have an idea about WHY they supposedly didn't like each other(and I have NO idea if it's true),by watching The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,last night,when they had Betty White (delightful as always)on the show,and included a collage of clips from her past TV performances,and included a clip from a "Dinah's Place" (or "Dinah")with the late Dinah Shore,in which Bea Arthur and Betty White guested,and both sang "42nd Street" and it sounded to me like Bea was trying to drown Betty out.That could be why they supposedly didn't get along.But who knows?Did anyone else see "The Tonight Show"with Jay Leno last night?
Is this what you're referring to?

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Yes,that is exactly what I mean.Thanks.
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Wow that's interesting. Way before The Golden Girls! It looks like Maude and Sue Ann together. I don't think there could have been dissention between the two way back then! I sure never knew they ever appeared together at all before GG.
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I never heard that Jean Stapleton & Carroll O'Connor from "All in the Family" didn't get along. Not sure I buy that one.

I remember reading in Rue McClanahan's bio that Bea Arthur was a little tough on Estelle Getty in the beginning of "The Golden Girls" and then the two grew to love each other.

I don't necessarily buy that Betty White & Bea Arthur "hated" each other. But, I believe they were both very different people, at least from what I can understand. I am certain they didn't always see eye to eye, but to say they hated each other is not really possible to me.

Backstage gossip is usually just that...gossip....
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This may be colored by what I've seen in her characters, but Bea Arthur always struck me as a blunt, tell-it-like-it-is person...no BS. And that kind of person can rub others the wrong way.

They don't usually mean to, but when people don't sugar-coat their opinions or observations, it can be a bit hard to take...especially if you don't know them well.

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I still don't think they didn't get along but I think we should all just let it be and if they didn't like each other that should be all in the past now. Since Bea is no longer with us we can't really know what went on between all of the girls but all we can do is just stop thinking that they were not getting along.
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I think its just something that's just been fueled with rumors, and blown way out of proportion. The only thing I think is sad is that Betty was not at Bea's memorial service, while Rue was, and even gave a eulogy. I wonder if she was not welcomed to come, or just declined.
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Upon the news of her death this morning, here is what one researcher recalled Rue saying about her castmate Bea Arthur not too long ago...


When Arthur died in April 2009, McClanahan recalled that she had felt constrained by "Golden Girls" during the later years of its run. "Bea liked to be the star of the show. She didn't really like to do that ensemble playing," McClanahan said.
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From looking at some of the old bloopers Bea was tough on the set. She wanted everyone to get the lines right the first time and every time. Yes she was important to the show but without the others there would have been no Golden Girls at all. The original poster makes sense. With two huge names on one set there was bound to be some friction.

See a model of the Golden Girls set.
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Bea was the one who really pulled that ensemble together. She was the leader.

When they tried continuing on without her in The Golden Palace, it wasn't the same. The only good episodes were when she guest-starred.
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The only thing I ever read about Bea and Betty was that when Bea left "The Golden Girls" and the show finished,Betty felt the show could have gone on for a few more years.

So sad only Betty is alive now.
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The Golden Girls, would have never been the phenomenal success it became without each of the 4 actresses, as well as each of the 4 characters. I don't know of any other show in history where the principle characters complemented each other so well. This showed when Bea left, and the others went on to The Golden Palace.

Its sad to think Bea was that unhappy being part of an ensemble. One can only hope she realized how much her work on GG was appriciated by so many diehard fans. I can't imagine any other actress in the role of Dorothy.
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