Estelle Getty

The Golden Girls
1923 - 2008

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).


American Actress Estelle Getty was born Estelle Scher on 25th July, 1923 in New York City, New York, USA and passed away on 22nd Jul 2008 Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA aged 84. She is most remembered for Sophia Petrillo on The Golden Girls. Her zodiac sign is Leo.

Estelle Getty was in 11 on-screen matchups, including 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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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, 1974–2001
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Estelle Getty (née Scher; July 25, 1923 – July 22, 2008) was an American actress and comedian, 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 Golden Globe, on The Golden Palace from 1992 to 1993, and on Empty Nest from 1993 to 1995. In her later years, after retiring from acting, she battled Lewy body dementia.

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Estelle Getty84 LeoActress
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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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