Bea Arthur was a truck-driving Marine". An outspoken liberal feminist, Maude was the antithesis role to the conservative Republican character Archie Bunker , who described her as a " New Deal fanatic". The show, debuting in , found her living in the affluent community of Tuckahoe, Westchester County, New York , with her fourth husband Walter Bill Macy and divorced daughter Carol Adrienne Barbeau. Studio One in Hollywood. Bea Arthur as Maude in By , however, Arthur decided to move on from the series. Active-duty Marine Marisa Woytek and former Marine Erika Butner appeared at a news conference in Los Angeles to applaud a military investigation into sharing of naked photos of women on the group.
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A private and introverted woman, according to her friends,  Arthur died of cancer at her home in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles on April 25, In , the Frankel family relocated to Cambridge, Maryland , where her parents subsequently operated a women's clothing shop. Arthur began her career on stage in and made her Broadway debut in The Threepenny Opera in Star Wars Holiday Special. Arthur sporadically appeared in films, reprising her stage role as Vera Charles in the film adaption of Mame , opposite Lucille Ball. Unfortunately, the show was a not a hit with audiences and only 10 of the 13 filmed episodes actually aired.