Estelle Getty

Estelle Getty
1923 - 2008

Estelle Getty  American Actress

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
More about Estelle Getty
Less about Estelle Getty

Dating History

Partner Comparison

Estelle Getty84 LeoActress
Arthur Gettleman85 Taurus



Onscreen Matchups


The Million Dollar Kid2000 Sister Rosanne Movie
Stuart Little1999 Grandma Estelle Little Movie
The Sissy Duckling1999 Mrs. Hennypecker (voice) TV Movie
It's Like, You Know...1999 Estelle Getty TV Show
Ladies Man1999 Sophia Gates TV Show
A Match Made in Heaven1997 Betty Weston TV Movie
Brotherly Love1995 Myrna Burwell TV Show
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man1994 Aunt Jane TV Show
Touched by an Angel1994 Dottie TV Show
The Nanny1993 Estelle Getty TV Show
Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot1992 Tutti Movie
Mad About You1992 Aunt Ida, Paul's Aunt TV Show
The Golden Palace1992 Sophia Petrillo TV Show
Nurses1991 Sophia Petrillo TV Show
Blossom1990 Sophia Petrillo TV Show
City1990 Helen Rutledge TV Show
The Fanelli Boys1990 TV Show
Empty Nest1988 Sophia Petrillo TV Show
Mannequin1987 Claire Timkin Movie
Roomies1987 Mama TV Show
Mask1985 Evelyn Movie
Copacabana1985 Bella Stern TV Movie
The Golden Girls1985 Sophia Petrillo TV Show
Victims for Victims: The Theresa Saldana Story1984 TV Movie
No Man's Land1984 Eurol Muller TV Movie
Deadly Force1983 Gussie Movie
Hotel1983 Roberta Abrams TV Show
Tootsie1982 Middle-Aged Woman Movie
Newhart1982 Elsa Carruthers TV Show
Baker's Dozen1982 Mrs. Locasale TV Show
Cagney & Lacey1981 Mrs. Rosenmeyer TV Show
Nurse1981 Sadie Mandler TV Show
Team-Mates1978 Teacher Movie
Fantasy Island1977 Money Lady TV Show
Show More Filmography
Show Less Filmography

Six Degrees

Connect any celebrity with Estelle Getty to see how closely they are linked... romantically!

Recent connections involving Estelle Getty

    Comments on Estelle Getty

    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

    Join the FamousFix discussion board >>