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Old 05-05-2011, 07:00 PM   #1
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Betty White Reveals Why Bea Arthur Hated Her!
By Michael Musto, Thu., May 5 2011

We know full well how Bea Arthur felt about her Golden Girls costar Betty White, partly thanks to all those years when Rue McClanahan ran around saying that Bea called Betty a c-word.

In Rue's book, there was also the darling little anecdote about how Bea was pissed when Betty was the first of that cast's ensemble to get nominated for the Best Actress Emmy.

But I guess Betty's been too busy working--and living and triumphing--to give her side of the story.

Until now.

At last night's TimesTalk, the 89-year-old supernova--promoting her new book, If You Ask Me--took a breath and said:

"Bea had a reserve.

"She was not that fond of me.

"She found me a pain in the neck sometimes.

"It was my positive attitude--and that made Bea mad sometimes.

"Sometimes if I was happy, she'd be furious!"

Well, nowadays, Betty is so bursting-at-the-seams with success and happiness it would have driven poor Bea batty.

Oh, well, Bea's at peace now--and so are Rue and Estelle Getty.

But hey, what about Estelle?

Well, said Betty, her big quirk was that she hated doing any scripts involving death.

"Death frightened her very much," confided Betty.

"It was almost a phobia!"

I bet Bea frightened her too!

(Kidding. I worshiped all four of these ladies, phobias and all. Damn, they were good.)
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Betty White Reveals Why Bea Arthur Hated Her!
By Michael Musto, Thu., May 5 2011

We know full well how Bea Arthur felt about her Golden Girls costar Betty White, partly thanks to all those years when Rue McClanahan ran around saying that Bea called Betty a c-word.

In Rue's book, there was also the darling little anecdote about how Bea was pissed when Betty was the first of that cast's ensemble to get nominated for the Best Actress Emmy.

But I guess Betty's been too busy working--and living and triumphing--to give her side of the story.

Until now.

At last night's TimesTalk, the 89-year-old supernova--promoting her new book, If You Ask Me--took a breath and said:

"Bea had a reserve.

"She was not that fond of me.

"She found me a pain in the neck sometimes.

"It was my positive attitude--and that made Bea mad sometimes.

"Sometimes if I was happy, she'd be furious!"

Well, nowadays, Betty is so bursting-at-the-seams with success and happiness it would have driven poor Bea batty.

Oh, well, Bea's at peace now--and so are Rue and Estelle Getty.

But hey, what about Estelle?

Well, said Betty, her big quirk was that she hated doing any scripts involving death.

"Death frightened her very much," confided Betty.

"It was almost a phobia!"

I bet Bea frightened her too!

(Kidding. I worshiped all four of these ladies, phobias and all. Damn, they were good.)

Wow. I had absolutely no idea about ANY of this. I'm learning new things every day on these forums...
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Old 05-05-2011, 07:24 PM   #3
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Very interesting. This is the first direct confirmation I've ever seen about this. Though, I never really doubted it. There always seemed to be a type of strange tension between the two of them.
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Old 05-07-2011, 05:53 PM   #4
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I've only heard of 3 people that ever disliked Betty. Bea Arthur, Lindsay Lohan and Phyllis Lindstrom ()! Seriously though, thats pretty sad Bea felt that way. And Betty White, was very professional, as always, finally explaining the situation. Betty always takes the "higher road"!
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Old 05-08-2011, 05:44 PM   #5
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I guess this is what happens when you have two very successful actresses on the same stage both trying to steal the show. They sound like they were not very far from the charachters they played in terms of personality. One light and cheerful, the other one the total opposite.

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Old 05-15-2011, 04:49 PM   #6
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references in some episodes, with Dorothy commenting how she was sick of Rose's cheery disposition (when they had the flu), when she was telling Miles that Rose was so cheery that you wanted to take a grapefruit and squash it in her face (or something like that), etc. etc.
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This surprises me as well. Whenever they were shown together in the public eye they always seem like they got along so well.
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It isn't surprising to me, as I have heard from reliable sources that Bea Arthur could be a royal pain in the you-know-what. She was very abrasive and direct. One story I heard was that early on, Bea was less than kind to Estelle Getty. Bea felt that she was a "novice" when it came to acting, and she sort of made Getty feel she was less than important than she, Betty and Rue. Eventually, she came to be very fond of Estelle, and Estelle of her, but at first, she scared the hell out of Estelle Getty. There are also stories that Bea could be almost nasty to special guest stars as well. She went off on one actor during rehearsals because she saw him chewing gum.

But on the other hand, Bea could be very kind. She just had a few aspects of her personality that didn't necessarily make her "warm" and "friendly", but underneath it all, she could be very sweet, charming and her work for animal rights makes her an "A-OK" human being in my book.

Besides, don't we ALL have our bad days????
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We all have our Bad and Good days. Betty was or its just is a very cheerful and Happy person which there is nothing wrong with but if Bea did hate Betty that could be part of it. Peoples who are extremely cheerful all the times annoys some peoples which is unfortunate, And I could see where that could get on someone nerves like Beatrice from time to time.
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True but how many bad days did she have? I love her, her work and all but DANG! It sounded like she could be downright evil.
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True but how many bad days did she have? I love her, her work and all but DANG! It sounded like she could be downright evil.
The Sad thing is that we never got Bea Side of the story.Which is okay I guess, Although she was a very private person. I don' know she would still say anything anyway . I guess, But the heck she was still a Great actress! And right Who knows what really went on as according to Rue they(Beat and betty) got along fine,
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"Who knows what really went on as according to Rue they(Beat and betty) got along fine"


Well, that's not exactly accurate. Rue does describe Bea calling Betty a horrible name and being pissy about Betty, in Rue's book "My First Five Husbands". She tries to be tactful about it, but makes it clear that the animosity came from Bea's direction, not Betty's. Bea was also not always nice to Rue herself, but Rue went out of her way to tell a story where Bea showed her much kindness right after Rue lost her father. (what half-way decent person wouldn't, however)
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Some people hate me because of my upbeat, positive, "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" attitude but I don't really care. I'm not changing myself to suit others.
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Some people hate me because of my upbeat, positive, "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" attitude but I don't really care. I'm not changing myself to suit others.
I get that too sometimes If I'm real happy and too cheery, negative people try to bring me down and act annoyed with me!
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I get that too sometimes If I'm real happy and too cheery, negative people try to bring me down and act annoyed with me!

I believe you, but how odd. Personally, I find depressed, unhappy people much harder to be around than happy, cheerful ones. Who wants to be around a perpetual "downer"?
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