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Estelle Getty

Estelle Getty

Estelle Getty is an American actress best known for her role as Sophia Petrillo on the popular 1980's sitcom, The Golden Girls. In it, she played the wise-cracking old Italian mother of Dorothy, who was the show's main protagonist, played by Bea Arthur. One of the most ironic things about casting Getty in this role was that she is actually younger than Bea Arthur.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Estelle Getty Facts

Birth Name Estelle Scher
BirthdayJuly 25, 1923
BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA
Date of deathJuly 22, 2008 (age 84)
Height4' 10½" (1m49)  How tall is Estelle Getty compared to you?
Awards1986 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy (for The Golden Girls)

Selected Filmography

Mannequin & Mannequin 2: On the Move
The Golden Girls: Season 2
The Golden Girls: Season 1
The Golden Girls: Season 3
The Golden Girls: Season 7
The Golden Girls: Season 5
The Golden Girls: Season 4
The Golden Girls: Season 6
The Sissy Duckling
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