Bea Arthur was an "overly aggressive" truck-driving Marine!

This will spread like wildfire, if it hasn't already. My good friend Jen just shared this story with me on Facebook. I have to say, it doesn't surprise me in the least that Bea would A.) Serve her country. or B.) Get in trouble for having a mouth on her. This just turns my admiration for her up way past eleven...

Read the full story HERE on The Smoking Gun. I typically despise this website, but this a really fun little detail that provides some great historical and patriotic context to one of the world's most legendary comedic minds. 


  1. How cute was she! Am I the only one who notices the similarity between her and Ashley Judd in this photo? Love you, Bea!

  2. My partner and I really enjoyed reading this blog post, I was just itching to know do you trade featured posts? I am always trying to find someone to make trades with and merely thought I would ask.

  3. Funny story you got there. And @Heather, I noticed it too.