How old was Bea Arthur in her first movie: The Gift of the Magi?

Bea Arthur was 35 in The Gift of the Magi when she played the character 'Mrs. Abercrombie'.

That was over 64 years ago in 1958.

This was her first recorded movie acting credit (although may not technically be her first actual acting role).

In 2009 she died aged 87, starring in 31 films in her career, 29 of those after The Gift of the Magi was first released.

Did you know?

  • Director George Schaefer has worked with Bea Arthur just once in her career.
  • Bea Arthur's first movie was as 'Mrs. Abercrombie' in The Gift of the Magi, released in 1958 when she was 35
  • The Gift of the Magi scores just 0 out of 10 on TMDB.

How old do you think she looks in the movie?

In The Gift of the Magi, I think Bea Arthur looks:

Bea Arthur in some of her other movies