Estelle Getty  American Actress

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Estelle Getty passed away on 22nd Jul 2008 aged 84.


Estelle Getty was previously married to Arthur Gettleman (1947 - 2004).

Estelle Getty had 2 children, Carl and Barry.


Estelle Getty is a 84 year old American Actress. Born Estelle Scher on 25th July, 1923 in New York City, New York, USA, she is famous for Sophia Petrillo on The Golden Girls in a career that spans 1978–2000. Her zodiac sign is Leo.

Estelle Getty was in 11 on-screen matchups, notably with Cesar Romero in The Golden Girls (1985), Douglas Seale in The Golden Girls (1985), Henry Darrow in The Golden Girls (1985), Jack Gilford in The Golden Girls (1985) and Julio Iglesias in The Golden Girls (1985).

Estelle Getty is a member of the following lists: Deaths from dementia with Lewy bodies, Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Primetime Emmy Award winners and Jewish American actresses.


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Dating History

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Estelle Getty84 LeoActress
Arthur Gettleman85 Taurus




The Million Dollar Kid2000Sister RosanneMovie
Stuart Little1999Grandma Estelle LittleMovie
The Sissy Duckling1999Mrs. Hennypecker (voice)TV Movie
It's Like, You Know...1999Estelle GettyTV Show
Ladies Man1999Sophia GatesTV Show
A Match Made in Heaven1997Betty WestonTV Movie
Brotherly Love1995Myrna BurwellTV Show
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man1994Aunt JaneTV Show
Touched by an Angel1994DottieTV Show
The Nanny1993Estelle GettyTV Show
Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot1992TuttiMovie
Mad About You1992Aunt Ida, Paul's AuntTV Show
The Golden Palace1992Sophia PetrilloTV Show
Nurses1991Sophia PetrilloTV Show
Blossom1990Sophia PetrilloTV Show
City1990Helen RutledgeTV Show
The Fanelli Boys1990TV Show
Empty Nest1988Sophia PetrilloTV Show
Mannequin1987Claire TimkinMovie
Roomies1987MamaTV Show
Copacabana1985Bella SternTV Movie
The Golden Girls1985Sophia PetrilloTV Show
Victims for Victims: The Theresa Saldana Story1984TV Movie
No Man's Land1984Eurol MullerTV Movie
Deadly Force1983GussieMovie
Hotel1983Roberta AbramsTV Show
Tootsie1982Middle-Aged WomanMovie
Newhart1982Elsa CarruthersTV Show
Baker's Dozen1982Mrs. LocasaleTV Show
Cagney & Lacey1981Mrs. RosenmeyerTV Show
Nurse1981Sadie MandlerTV Show
Fantasy Island1977Money LadyTV Show
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Posted commentsView all comments (11)

rn_tracy1_rnApr 7, 2013

Loved her in Golden Girls. She will be missed dearly. RIP.

pegJun 22, 2010

AEre there any photos of Estelle Gettys make-up for her role as Sophia?

Calinda HowseMar 19, 2009

yes will you send me 4 pictures of estelle Getty one in cailnda and one in alice and one in carol and one in stacy and send them back to me here is my address 2219 Misty Dr waco tx 76712 and when you get this email me back please thank you calinda howse

JeniviveJan 20, 2009

Estelle Getty was one of my highlights everday id watch the golden girls at all 3time slots even if it was an episode from earlier in the day she had the best humor and was so alive so sad to hear when she passed. rest in peace estelle and continue to bring laughter to those that are with you now.=)

KimDec 31, 2008

What a neat lady. She was a fantastic actress... she will be missed greatly.

jojorulzDec 12, 2008

What a lovely lady you were I just loved The Golden Girls however I do not watch it that often anymore may you rest in peace!

JessicaJul 24, 2008

Hi you are so nice and stuff I am very sorry that you did I know you will never see this because of what happened you were a good actor on Golden Girls bye

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    Estelle Getty (July 25, 1923 – July 22, 2008) was an American actress and comedienne, who appeared in film, television, and theatre. She was best known for her role as Sophia Petrillo on The Golden Girls from 1985 to 1992, which won her an Emmy and a...

    Confirmed Relationships1
    Longest Relationship56 yrs, 9 mths
    Shortest Relationship56 yrs, 9 mths
    Average Relationship Length56 yrs, 9 mths
    First Name Estelle
    Last Name Getty
    Full Name at Birth Estelle Scher
    Alternative Name Stella, Ettle, Estelle Scher-Gettleman
    Age 84 (age at death) years
    Birthday 25th July, 1923
    Birthplace New York City, New York, USA
    Died 22nd July, 2008
    Place of Death Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Cause of Death Dementia
    Height 4' 10½" (149 cm)
    Build Slim
    Hair Color Grey
    Zodiac Sign Leo
    Sexuality Straight
    Religion Jewish
    Ethnicity White
    Nationality American
    Occupation Text Actress
    Occupation Actress
    Claim to Fame Sophia Petrillo on The Golden Girls
    Year(s) Active 1978–2000, 1978-2006
    Official Websites
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