Bea Vs Betty! The Infamous Golden Girls Feud!

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.

May 9, 2011 12:40pm PDT

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