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July 22, 2008

Estelle Getty dies

Estelle Getty, who played cranky old Sophia from The Golden Girls has died today aged 84. She suffered from dementia and passed away at home surrounded by her family.

To play the part Getty wore a wig and over sized glasses for a character more than 20 years older than herself.   Getty was actually younger than the actress Bea Arthur who played her daughter, Dorothy in  the comedy. 

E! Online
Estelle Getty, the cantankerous octogenarian Sophia on the classic NBC sitcom, has died at the age of 84. Getty, who suffered from dementia, died early this ...

'Golden Girls' actress Estelle Getty dies at 84
Entertainment Weekly
By Shant Fabricatorian Estelle Getty, best known for her portrayal of acid-tongued Sicilian mother Sophia Petrillo on The Golden Girls, died Tuesday morning ...

Estelle Getty Has Passed Away
News4Jax.com, FL
Estelle Getty, the lovable, saucy actress best known for her role as feisty mother Sophia Petrillo in the hit sitcom "The Golden Girls," has died. ...

We'll Miss You, Estelle Getty
BuzzSugar.com, CA
... goodness she wasn't discouraged from continuing in the business; we'll all remember her as hilarious, sarcastic and spunky. We'll miss you Estelle Getty.

We'll Miss You, Estelle Getty
BuzzSugar.com, CA
... goodness she wasn't discouraged from continuing in the business; we'll all remember her as hilarious, sarcastic and spunky. We'll miss you Estelle Getty.

Estelle Getty: Thank You For Being Alive
TMZ.com, CA
"Golden Girl" Estelle Getty has gone to the big lanai in the sky and died at the age of 84. Estelle passed away at 5:35 AM this morning at her LA home ...

Golden Girl Estelle Getty dies at 84
Hollywood News, UK
One of The Golden Girls, and indeed one of the Hollywood greats Estelle Getty has died, sources say. In breaking news at this hour, ...

Estelle Getty, Star of "Golden Girls," Dies at 84
Playbill.com, NY
Estelle Getty, the actress who spent decades struggling in obscurity before becoming an overnight star as a salty, back-talking ...

Estelle Getty
TheaterMania.com, NY
Actress Estelle Getty, best known to television viewers for her role as Sophia on The Golden Girls and a star of the Off-Broadway and Broadway productions ...

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All the ladies of the golden girls were great. I can remember the first episode I ever saw. Estelle Getty will be missed.

Posted by: Sharya | Jul 23, 2008 11:26:46 AM