Ten years ago today, the golden girl loved by Bea Arthur left this land – leaving us with many happy memories and tons of laughter. She also left us with some rumors of clandestine conflicts and long faces between the stars.
"You know, I always ask the question if my mother hated Betty White," Matthew Sacks, the son of a 57-year-old with Arthur, recently told Fox News. I think my mother had some problems with her, but she liked her.
"I think it was George Shaw who said it was fun to hate your neighbors," he went on. "And I think what he meant was that everyone needs someone to say, 'Here she goes!' We all need to have someone we can give under our skin."
Sacks added that the two women also had completely different styles of play. The Golden Girls / Star Share Rue McClanahan explained it like this back in 2009:
"Bea came from a New York perspective, she always had what we call" The Fourth Wall. "And Betty came from a television perspective, she was flirting with the audience, and pulled her skirt and says," Hey, Salt. "But Bea She never knew the audience, "said McLaughan.
Never, Bea Arthur was a condescending figure with a great comic wit, heard by her hoarse voice. She played the self-effacing Maude Fidelie in the groundbreaking sitcom Maude, Which was aired from 1972 to 1978. Then it became nonsensical, monotonous and Dorothy Zbornak in The Golden Girls / From 1985 to 1992.
But Sacks, Arthur was not just a mother-she was a woman who found joy onstage.
"Since I remember, my mother was an actress," he explained. "I actually went – when I was 3 – on the road with her, she opened Fiddler on the Roof So I had to go with her. I spent a lot of time in her dressing room. There was a speaker system and you could hear all the play while you were in the dressing room. So I knew her plays, front to back. Only every part of them. "
But Arthur was not amazed by Hollywood fame. She did not prefer the comfort of the house with its trusted secrets, rather than noticing them.
"I remember Rock Hudson at my mother's house," said Sacks. "Rock ate dinner there and then he cleared the table, tried to clean the table, but I was not good with all the dishes, he just loaded them on his arm and told me I was a rookie.
"My mother had close relationships with some close friends," Sacks continued. "She was not a loner, but she really liked to sit around and chilling, as they say, I can not do it, if I just look out the window, I realize I need to do something. Times and The New York Times. It was fun for her. "
According to Sacks, life at home was normal, one that performed tasks. But there were benefits to being Arthur's son. Like the time he was assigned as a cop on the episode of The Golden Girls /. But Sacks is aware that there were some misconceptions about Arthur's relationship with her teammates, especially Laban, who played Rose Rose Nilond from St. Olaf.
Sacks also clarified Arthur later wanted The Golden Girls / Because she was willing to pursue new projects and ideas.
"I think she got tired of it," Sacks admitted. "She just thought it was time to leave the show, she wanted to leave a year ago, but the others asked her to stay for the last year and she did, and then of course they did the Golden Palace without mother but she came and did one chapter . [But] I do not think she really wanted to do it. But she did. Her logic was also that these programs ran their course. Something suffers, if it is production, writing. He loses his charm. "