Legend has it that White and her co-star Bea Arthur famously feuded on the set of the popular 1980s sitcom. This dynamic created a lot of tension, and sometimes things turned downright hostile. According to the show’s casting director, Arthur didn’t just dislike White. She actually called her popular co-star the unthinkable.
Arthur’s oldest son Matthew Saks told Closer in 2017 that his mom “unknowingly carried the attitude that it was fun to have somebody to be angry at.” He says that White became Arthur’s “nemesis,” making her the person that “she could roll her eyes about.”