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Old 06-06-2014, 03:33 PM   #76
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The fact that you couldn't tell from the series episodes speaks volumes about their professionalism to have had a successful sitcom for 7 seasons.

Say what you will, but they were fantastic at their craft. We lost good ones when we lost them.

I still love Betty White. Bea and I are kindred spirits
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Betty White has acknowledged publicly Bea Arthur did not like her, but honestly, something tells me Bea didn't like a lot of people. It was her way. She was a brassy broad.
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If I understand the situation correctly, Bea never said anything publicly about disliking Betty - or about her being a "c" etc. So why did Rue McClanahan have to make it public? I think that was a pretty cruel thing to do, both to Betty and to Bea, because now many people are questioning their character. And so, in the end, even though I've only heard good things about Rue, I'm questioning her character, especially as Betty was still alive to be hurt by this story circulating everywhere. And I also bet that Rue knew exactly WHY Bea didn't like Betty and whether the feeling was mutual, but she only tells the story about Bea's insult? Either tell all the truth, to be as fair as possible, or keep your mouth shut, to be as compassionate as possible. Rue was neither.
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I can't remember what interview I had seen online from years ago, but I do know from that interview that Bea was not a fan of Estelle....first off Bea hated that it was an ensemble cast, but the show worked and they got paid good money and Bea had a stake in the show so she kept doing it for the money, but she was VERY pissed that Estelle was hired because she really "couldn't act" in Bea's words from the interview...she wasn't nasty about it in the interview but you could kind of see in they way she said it that back then it didn't go over well.....she also found Betty to be "annoyingly happy" she said something along the lines of....how the hell can someone walk around that happy every day, its just not normal. I don't think that was the only reason they didn't get along but there definitely some other things going on behind the scenes....they were all professional so of course they got along and did they show, they made huge money and were the #1 show on TV, lesser actors probably couldn't have gone all but they all were pros aside from Estelle....I do hope they all buried the hatchet before they each died but honestly the truth will never be known.
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Everyone has their side of the story.

You know the old expression, "There's three sides to every story. Yours, mine & the truth?"

I'm sure this applies to all the cast members, too.

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I can't remember what interview I had seen online from years ago, but I do know from that interview that Bea was not a fan of Estelle....first off Bea hated that it was an ensemble cast, but the show worked and they got paid good money and Bea had a stake in the show so she kept doing it for the money, but she was VERY pissed that Estelle was hired because she really "couldn't act" in Bea's words from the interview...she wasn't nasty about it in the interview but you could kind of see in they way she said it that back then it didn't go over well.....she also found Betty to be "annoyingly happy" she said something along the lines of....how the hell can someone walk around that happy every day, its just not normal. I don't think that was the only reason they didn't get along but there definitely some other things going on behind the scenes....they were all professional so of course they got along and did they show, they made huge money and were the #1 show on TV, lesser actors probably couldn't have gone all but they all were pros aside from Estelle....I do hope they all buried the hatchet before they each died but honestly the truth will never be known.

Sorry, but I simply do not believe you. I have never heard an interview that Bea and Estelle had an issue. The cast acknowledged that Estelle had stage fright, and later trouble with her lines, but that was related to Estelle's later diagnosis of Lewy-Body Dementia.

Until you have a true source for this interview you claim to have seen, I think you're simply trying to keep a pot stirred.
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I can't remember what interview I had seen online from years ago, but I do know from that interview that Bea was not a fan of Estelle....first off Bea hated that it was an ensemble cast, but the show worked and they got paid good money and Bea had a stake in the show so she kept doing it for the money, but she was VERY pissed that Estelle was hired because she really "couldn't act" in Bea's words from the interview...she wasn't nasty about it in the interview but you could kind of see in they way she said it that back then it didn't go over well.....she also found Betty to be "annoyingly happy" she said something along the lines of....how the hell can someone walk around that happy every day, its just not normal. I don't think that was the only reason they didn't get along but there definitely some other things going on behind the scenes....they were all professional so of course they got along and did they show, they made huge money and were the #1 show on TV, lesser actors probably couldn't have gone all but they all were pros aside from Estelle....I do hope they all buried the hatchet before they each died but honestly the truth will never be known.

Bea wasn't easy to get along with. She was brash, told you what she thought without hesitation, and had a bit of distrust for people in show business. Aside from that, regarding Estelle Getty: Bea was not comfortable with Estelle's lack of acting experience. She had the weakest resume of the cast, so Bea openly doubted her abilities in the beginning. However, her opinion changed of Estelle halfway through the first season. She actually marveled at Estelle's superb timing. And throughout the rest of the show's run, she and Estelle actually became close. THAT is the truth re: Bea & Estelle.
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