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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, theatre and television. She is best known for her role as Sophia Petrillo on The Golden Girls from 1985 to 1992, which won her an Emmy and a Golden Globe, on The Golden Palace from 1992 to 1993 and on Empty Nest from 1993 to 1995. In her later years, after retiring from acting, she battled Lewy body dementia.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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, theatre and television. She is best known for her role as Sophia Petrillo on The Golden Girls from 1985 to 1992, which won her an Emmy and a Golden Globe, on The Golden Palace from 1992 to 1993 and on Empty Nest from 1993 to 1995. In her later years, after retiring from acting, she battled Lewy body dementia.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 31

Birthday 1923-07-25

Day of Death 2008-07-22

Place of Birth New York City, New York, USA

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Also Known As

  • Estelle Scher
  • Stella Getty
  • Estelle Gettleman

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2003 Celebrities Uncensored(1 episode)
2003 The Golden Girls: Lifetime Intimate Portrait Series
2002 Wish Kids(47 episodes)
1999 Stuart Little as Estelle Little
1999 Ladies Man(30 episodes) as Sophia Gates
1997 A Match Made in Heaven as Betty Weston
1995 Brotherly Love(1 episode)
1994 Touched by an Angel(1 episode)
1994 Duckman(1 episode)
1993 The Nanny(1 episode)
1992 Mad About You(1 episode)
1992 The Golden Palace(24 episodes) as Sophia Petrillo
1992 Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot as Tutti Bomowski
1990 Blossom(1 episode)
1990 City(13 episodes) as Helen Rutledge
1988 Mickey's 60th Birthday as Herself
1988 Empty Nest(1 episode)
1987 Roomies(1 episode)
1987 Mannequin as Claire Prince Timkin
1985 Copacabana
1985 The Golden Girls(185 episodes) as Sophia Petrillo
1985 Mask as Evelyn
1984 Victims for Victims: The Theresa Saldana Story
1984 No Man's Land as Eurol Muller
1983 Hotel(1 episode)
1983 Deadly Force as Gussie
1982 Tootsie as Middle-Aged Woman
1982 Cagney and Lacey(1 episode)
1982 Baker's Dozen(1 episode)
1981 Nurse(1 episode)
1978 Team-Mates as Teacher

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