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...

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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
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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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    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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