Bea Arthur

Not many Star Wars fans know who actually is the owner of the Mos Eisley Cantina. The owner and runner of the Cantina is none other than Golden Girl and Maude's Bea Arthur. Bea Arthur plays Ackmena, who runs the Cantina, and is visited by  Krelman, one of Harvey Corman's characters who is madly in love with her. Suddenly, the Cantina is forced to close because of the Empire, and she chases everyone out. Nobody leaves, because everyone wants her to sing one last song. She then sings a song set to the Cantina Band Song, with Figrin D'an and the Modal Nodes (who actually talk near the end of this scene). This segment, because it stars all the Cantina creatures including Hammerhead, is one of the impressive, interesting, and bright parts of the whole show.



Bea Arthur sent me this cool autographed photo: