Answer bea had been divorced, but had been married twice, the latter for 25 years to gene saks. Now i know that just because she married a guy, that it doesnt necessarily mean that she isnt a lesbian. Also i can add that i am dorothy (every quiz result d plus my qualities). ) browse the sites archive click on bea near every post to open the post d. Bea arthur on broadway just between friends new york, new york (january 29, 2002 april 14, 2002) toronto, canada (november 20 december 8, 2002) 2003 bea arthur. Elaine stritch on bea arthur, rock hudson and being a gay icon. Even though shes now a (semi) retiree, elaine stritch proves she hasnt lost a bit of the sass, talent and tenacity which made her a stage and screen legend in an interview with pride sources chris azzopardi. back in the early 1970s, when she was playing the outspoken lead on norman lears all in the family spin-off, maude, bea arthur would host raucous dinner parties at her los angeles home.