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Bea Vs Betty! The Infamous Golden Girls Feud!

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It's hard to believe that the cast of The Golden Girls felt anything but deep love for one another during the years they were together on the show. Fans, like ourselves, have deluded themselves into thinking those four fabulous ladies were just as friendly and fond of cheesecake off-screen as they were on.

Though the latter bit about the cheesecake might be true, the former, not so much, at least when it came to Bea Arthur and Betty White. According to Betty, who is doing the rounds right now promoting her book, If You Ask Me, Bea had a real problem with Betty while they were on the show. Some thought it might have to do with the fact that Betty won the first Emmy for the show, but Betty believes that in this case, art was imitating life. She explained to TimesTalk:

"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!"

That's like, every scene with Dorothy and Rose! Guess they each had a lot to draw upon!

To hear Betty talk more about her years with the Girls, check out the video (above) of her appearance on the Joy Behar Show.

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8 comments to “Bea Vs Betty! The Infamous Golden Girls Feud!”

  1. wjm says – reply to this


    This has been out there for years, so it's not really news. I think even Betty has said this exact same thing before; that her peppiness was annoying to Bea.

  2. 2

    Sounds like Bea was a real b!tch.

  3. 3

    Love Betty White!!

  4. 4

    Best line ever from a comedy central roast was when someone looked over at Sandra Bernhardt and said, "Not even with Bea Arthur's d*ck!"

  5. 5

    I've always been a fan of all four Golden Girls. I suspect what Betty says is completely true. Bea had once said many years ago that it was a pesonality conflict between the two. Bea wasn't a warm and fuzzy person at all but I loved her on any show!!!

  6. 6

    Blanche had also said that Bea was always wanting to be in control of everything on the show.

  7. 7

    She's wonderful, such a great spirit. There is little to nothing negative to say about this woman. Love her.

  8. @v@ says – reply to this


    Oil and water…Bea's comedic style was ascerbic, and Betty's was Pollyanna with a punch line. It worked; but I can see how each might have grated on the other.