Estelle Getty

Estelle Getty
1923 - 2008

Estelle Getty  American Actress


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


American Actress Estelle Getty was born Estelle Scher on 25th July, 1923 in Lower East Side, Manhattan, 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: Emmy Award winners, American film actors and American television actors.


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First Name Estelle
Last Name Getty
Maiden Name Scher
Full Name at Birth Estelle Scher
Alternative Name Stella, Ettle, Estelle Scher-Gettleman, Estelle Getty, Estelle Scher, Estelle Gettleman, Slats
Age 84 (age at death) years
Birthday 25th July, 1923
Birthplace Lower East Side, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Died 22nd July, 2008
Place of Death Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
Cause of Death Lewy body dementia
Buried Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
Height 4' 10½" (149 cm)
Build Slim
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Grey
Zodiac Sign Leo
Sexuality Straight
Religion Jewish
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Actress, comedian
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame Sophia Petrillo on The Golden Girls
Year(s) Active 1978–2000, 1978-2006, 1974–2001, 1978–2001
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Estelle Gettleman (née Scher; July 25, 1923 – July 22, 2008), known professionally as Estelle Getty, was an American actress and comedienne best known for her portrayal of Sophia Petrillo on The Golden Girls (1985–1992), for which she won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy and a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. She reprised the role for appearances on Empty Nest (1993–1995), The Golden Palace (1992–1993), Blossom (1990–1995), and Nurses (1991–1994). Notable films in which she appeared include Mask (1985), a semi-biographical film in which she played the grandmother of Roy L. Dennis, and Stuart Little (1999). She retired from acting in 2001 due to health issues and died in 2008.

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Estelle Getty84 LeoActress
Arthur Gettleman85 TaurusBusiness


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
CarlMaleArthur Gettleman
BarryMaleArthur Gettleman


The Million Dollar Kid2000Sister RosanneMovie
Stuart Little1999Grandma EstelleMovie
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
The Crew1995Estelle GettyTV Show
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man1994Aunt JaneTV Show
Touched by an Angel1994DottieTV Show
The John Larroquette Show1993Estelle GettyTV 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
The Earth Day Special1990Sophia PetrilloTV Show
Blossom1990Sophia PetrilloTV Show
City1990Helen RutledgeTV Show
The Fanelli Boys1990Dr. NewmanTV 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
One of the Boys1982DoreenTV Show
Baker's Dozen1982Mrs. LocasaleTV Show
Cagney & Lacey1981Mrs. RosenmeyerTV Show
Nurse1981Sadie MandlerTV Show
Fantasy Island1977Money LadyTV Show
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rn_tracy1_rnrn_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.

jojorulzjojorulzDec 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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