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Estelle Scher-Gettleman (July 25, 1923 – July 22, 2008), better known by her stage name Estelle Getty, was an American actress, 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...Wikipedia

Age: 84 (age at death)
Born: 25th July, 1923, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 22nd July, 2008, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
Height: 4' 10½" (149 cm)
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: Sophia Petrillo on The Golden Girls

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Too many of you, my friends, are dying. Now it`s time for me to do my part and help you. - on launching her fundraising for AIDS research in honor of her gay friends and fans

 
 

During a brief reunion in November 2004 with "The Golden Girls" (1985)'s Betty White, Rue McClanahan, and Beatrice Arthur, it was reported on TV by the ladies that Estelle was suffering from severe dementia.

 

She had two children with her late husband Arthur Gettleman: sons Carl Gettleman and Barry Gettleman.

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rn_tracy1_rn - Loved her in Golden Girls. She will be missed dearly. RIP. (1 year ago)
peg - AEre there any photos of Estelle Gettys make-up for her role as Sophia? (4 years ago)
Calinda Howse - 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 (5 years ago)
Jenivive - 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.=) (6 years ago)
Kim - What a neat lady. She was a fantastic actress... she will be missed greatly. (6 years ago)
jojorulz - 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! (6 years ago)
Jessica - 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 (6 years ago)

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