Bea Arthur Called Betty White a What?

Tribute to Golden Girls comic recalls her funny—often dirty—comments
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 15, 2009 9:07 AM CDT
This Dec. 25, 1985 file photo shows the stars of the television series "The Golden Girls" during a break in taping in Hollywood, Calif.   (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
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(Newser) – Bea Arthur’s sharp humor and potty mouth were remembered at yesterday’s tribute to the late actor, People reports. Recollections ranged from the reverent—“She really taught me how to be a feminist,” said Rosie O’Donnell—to the raunchy—“God, I want to f--- him,” Arthur once said of Alec Baldwin. But it was Golden Girls co-star Rue McClanahan who brought the house down with her memory of an intoxicated Arthur.

“Rue, I love,” said Arthur when introduced to McClanahan’s husband—but wasn’t so complimentary of fellow co-star Betty White: “Betty's a cunt.” (Read more Betty White stories.)