Showtune Sunday: A trio of bitchy Bea Arthur duets
While Angela Lansbury was tragically passed over for the lead in the movie version of Mame (she was a smash on Broadway and won the Tony), her co-star Bea Arthur did get to recreate her Tony winning performance on film opposite Lucille Ball.
While Lucy was not much of a singer, their duet of Bosom Buddies worked well on film. Compare that to her performance with Lansbury at a much later Tony Awards.
And just for kicks, I’ve put a fun clip of Miss Arthur with the equally bitchy Madame.