Andrew Gold wasn't known by many, but his work was loved by millions, young and old, for the last 25 years. Andrew, who sadly passed in his sleep last Friday, was the writer of The Golden Girls theme song. He was suffering from renal cancer and according to his family, he may have had a heart attack while resting. He was 59.
Thank you for being a friend, Andrew. Our condolences to your family, friends and other loved ones who will surely miss you!
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.
Betty White recently sat down with Parade Magazine to talk about her life, her love of animals and her adoring fans. The Golden Girl is aware of her intense gay following and expressed her desire to see gay couples have the right to get married. She explained:
“I don’t care who anybody sleeps with. If a couple has been together all that time—and there are gay relationships that are more solid than some heterosexual ones—I think it’s fine if they want to get married. I don’t know how people can get so anti-something. Mind your own business, take care of your affairs, and don’t worry about other people so much.”
Words of wisdom, people! The woman is an icon! You would all do well to listen to what she has to say!
And thanks for the support, bb! We just love ya to pieces!