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Long live the Queen: Rest in peace, Bea Arthur

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It is a sad day for fans of the incomparable Bea Arthur, who died of cancer Saturday. Arthur was revolutionary on so many fronts, on both stage and screen, bringing feminist issues like abortion and ageism to light while crushing gender stereotypes. She proved the snake eye, a commanding voice and a confident swagger were just as fit for the ladies as they were for the fellas. She played funny, smart and unrelenting sarcasm to a tee. She was one of a kind. She will be missed.

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She will be missed.

She will be missed.

I'll second and third that...

And fourth and fifth, and on an on, though I know these commemorations won't come close to numbering all the people Bea Arthur touched - a long bravo to a luminary...