Tuesday, 22 July 2008
RIP Estelle Getty
It's a sad sad day.
Actress Estelle Getty, best known as sarcastic Sicilian octogenarian Sophia Petrillo in US sitcom The Golden Girls, had died at the age of 84.
The star, who had advanced dementia, died on Tuesday morning at her Hollywood Boulevard home.
She was nominated for seven Emmy Awards for The Golden Girls and won the award in 1988 for ‘Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series’.
Getty, who played the oldest of the ‘Golden Girls,’ was actually the second youngest. Bea Arthur (her daughter on the show) is 86 as is former co-star Betty White. Rue McClanahan who played Blanche was the youngest of the four. McClanahan is currently 74-years old.
Sophia was Dorothy’s mom on the show and lived with her, Rose and Blanche in their Miami home. Sophie often called her daughter “Pussycat” and enjoyed poking fun at Blanche’s sex life.
It was one of my Fav shows.