Bea Arthur Marine rumors have once again surfaced, and this time there is some facts and evidence to back up the claims that actress Bea Arthur once served with the United States Marines. The actress herself denied the claims back in 2001, but now there is documented proof that Bea Arthur did indeed serve in the military.
Bea Arthur reportedly joined the United States Marines in 1943. She didn't see any battle time, but she served as a typist in Washington D.C. She was also a truck driver. During her time as a United States Marine, she did well as she raised herself to the rank of staff sergeant before she was discharged honorably and returned to her life.
Why did she feel the need to lie about her military background? One would think it would make her fans love and appreciate her even more than they already did because of her acting. Bea Arthur was best at making people laugh. Both on Maude and NBC's Golden Girls, she won fans over each and every week with her sense of humor. Her death saddened many.
Betty White is now the lone surviving Golden Girl, and she shows no signs of stopping. In fact, the remaining Golden Girl has seen a resurgence in popularity in 2010 with her hit Saturday Night Live appearance, and other roles in films rising her up again. It will be a sad day indeed when this world loses its last Golden Girl.
Bea Arthur was not only a talented actress, but an American hero for her service to this country during World War II. She shouldn't have felt the need to hide it, but she had her reasons. What do you think of Bea Arthur's Marine past?