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Bea Arthur's Shelter for Homeless NYC LGBT Youth Opening in 2017

Originally posted 08/29/2016 01:30PM

Bea Arthur continues to leave her mark on the LGBT community.

The late Golden Girls star left $300,000 in her will to the Ali Forney Center which led to the planning and building of the Bea Arthur residence center, an organization that provides shelter and supportive services to LGBT youth.

"The 18 bed residence will house AFC's transitional living program which in addition to offering homeless LGBT youth a safe and affirming home also offers a host of comprehensive services aimed at empowering youth to become independent," according to the Ali Forney Center.

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The Little Mermaid Turns 25: 25 Things Even Superfans May Not Know

Celebrate 25 Years of The Little Mermaid with 25 Things Even Superfans May Not Know

Originally posted 11/14/2014 11:45AM

The Little Mermaid, the movie that launched Disney's animated renaissance, premiered 25 years ago this Nov. 15. That might seem hard to believe for those of us who caught it in theaters, but we've had a quarter-century of snarfblats and dinglehoppers since then.

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#BeaADay: The Golden Girls Art Project You Didn't Know You Needed | The Golden Girls, Bea Arthur

#BeaADay: The Golden Girls Art Project You Didn't Know You Needed

Originally posted 02/19/2014 08:00AM

Men, cheesecake, shoulder pads ... the ladies of The Golden Girls make the AARP life look sweet. Maybe that's why the show continues to be a creative spark for pop culture enthusiasts.

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Eat Like a Golden Girl: Bea Arthur's Best Breakfast Recipe | Bea Arthur

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Bea Arthur's Favorite Vegetarian Breakfast: Get the Recipe!

Originally posted 11/09/2011 03:30PM

Bea Arthur famously sat around the kitchen table and sliced into cheesecake week after week as Dorothy Zbornak on TV's The Golden Girls. In real life, it seems, the late actress was a more health-conscious eater.

In The Dead Celebrity Cookbook, author Frank DeCaro has collected and presented an array of recipes by beloved (and dead) stars – everyone from Arthur to Frank Sinatra to Katharine Hepburn to Lucille Ball.

"I miss those days when celebrities still had mystery about them," DeCaro, formerly the movie critic for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, says about his decision to write the book. "A glimpse inside their radar ranges seemed, for any fan, like a window into the world of glamour and excitement."

With each recipe, DeCaro provides his commentary as way of an introduction.

For Arthur's chapter called Thank You for Feeding a Friend, which spotlights the actress's vegetarian breakfast recipe, he writes: "Food was always good for a giggle on The Golden Girls, too. Sophia could turn the word cannoli into a sexual double entendre, and Rose's Scandinavian recipes, her geneukenfleuken cake, for instance, were always played for laughs.

Want to try Bea Arthur's dish? Read on to get the recipe:

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Golden Girls Star Bea Arthur Dies | Bea Arthur, Beatrice Arthur


Golden Girls Star Beatrice Arthur Dies

Originally posted 04/25/2009 04:15PM

Beatrice Arthur, the larger-than-life actress who scored on Broadway as the original matchmaker in Fiddler on the Roof and the hard-drinking actress in Mame before she went on to star in the groundbreaking '70s TV series Maude and, in the '80s, the beloved sitcom The Golden Girls, died early Saturday morning. She was 86.

Dan Watt, a spokesman for Arthur's family, told the Associated Press that the star had been suffering with cancer, though he did not specify what kind. She died peacefully at her Los Angeles home with her family by her side, said Watt, who remembered Arthur as "a brilliant and witty woman."

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