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[on Bea Arthur
] Bea was not that fond of me. I don't know what I ever did but she was not that thrilled with me. But I loved Bea and I admired her.
Betty was originally considered for the role of the sexpot, "Blanche," on The Golden Girls
(1985). However, Betty had already been the aggressive "Sue Ann Nivens" on Mary Tyler Moore
(1970) and Rue McClanahan
had played the introverted "Vivian" on Maude
(1972). It was thought best not to have these two actresses reprise similar characters. Therefore, Betty got the part of naive "Rose Nylund" and ...