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2010-12-10 -Short Attention Span Theater-
Bea Arthur was a Marine
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Posted by gorb 2010-12-10 12:56|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [355 views ]  Top

#1 ..and he was a damn good one!
Posted by Destro 2010-12-10 14:09||   2010-12-10 14:09|| Front Page Top

#2 She worked in a field that increasingly came to frown on the military and everything connected with it, except cool film explosions.
Posted by trailing wife 2010-12-10 18:47||   2010-12-10 18:47|| Front Page Top

#3 I remember the back-biting against one of my HS teachers, who - rumor had it - had been in the WACs. And she was a gym teacher and kinda butch-looking, which only doubled the nasty assumptions. I'm sorry Ms Arthur felt that she had to disappear her service that way. But considering the context that military service for women was regarded in the 50's and 60's - and it must have been even worse for someone in the acting profession - I don't altogether blame her.
Now if she had said the heck with it and been open about her service, she would have had quite a fan base among Marines past and present. My daughter - who did two tours as a Marine - says this is the reason that the Marines adore Drew Carey. She could have had a chunk of that fan-base!
Posted by Sgt.Mom  2010-12-10 18:59|| http://www.celiahayes.com  2010-12-10 18:59|| Front Page Top

#4 ..well, coming out now has a new meaning. Will this end the DADT in Hollyweird?
Posted by Procopius2k 2010-12-10 19:38||   2010-12-10 19:38|| Front Page Top

#5 OK why is this just now news? I included the fact she was a Marine in the Obit article I wrote up when she passed. I thought everyone knew this about her
Posted by Knottie 2010-12-10 19:57||   2010-12-10 19:57|| Front Page Top

#6 I included the fact she was a Marine in the Obit article I wrote up when she passed. I thought everyone knew this about her

So much to remember, Knottie, so little brain space -- in my case, at least. If you wait six months, I'll probably be astounded again. I can never remember jokes, either, which hopefully isn't why I think Mr. Wife a marvelously witty man...
Posted by trailing wife 2010-12-10 23:49||   2010-12-10 23:49|| Front Page Top

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