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Estelle Getty

  • Birthplace: New York City, New York
  • Birthday: July 25
Date of passing: 
June 22, 2008

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Estelle Getty was an American actress and comedian.

She was known for her portrayal of the sarcastic and quick-witted senior citizen Sophia Petrillo on The Golden Girls (1985–1992), a role she reprised for appearances on Empty Nest (1993–1995), The Golden Palace (1992–1993), Blossom (1990–1995), and Nurses (1991–1994).

Getty made guest appearances on episodes of Fantasy Island, Cagney & Lacey, Newhart, Touched by an Angel, Mad About You, and The Nanny. She retired from acting in the early 2000s.

Getty died July 22, 2008, in Los Angeles, California. She was 84.

Estelle Getty was an American actress and comedian.

She was known for her portrayal of the sarcastic and quick-witted senior citizen Sophia Petrillo on The Golden Girls (1985–1992), a role she reprised for appearances on Empty Nest (1993–1995), The Golden Palace (1992–1993), Blossom (1990–1995), and Nurses (1991–1994).

Getty made guest appearances on episodes of Fantasy Island, Cagney & Lacey, Newhart, Touched by an Angel, Mad About You, and The Nanny. She retired from acting in the early 2000s.

Getty died July 22, 2008, in Los Angeles, California. She was 84.

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Estelle Getty

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