Estelle Getty  Born: July 25, 1923, New York City  Died: July 22, 2008, Los Angeles  Height: 4' 11" (1.49 m)  Buried: July 25, 2008, Hollywood Forever Cemetery  Awards: Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress - Comedy Series,

Golden Girls star Estelle Getty dies at 84

Estelle Getty - (07/25/1923-07/22/2008) born Estelle Scher.  Stage, film, TV actress and comic.  TV series "Golden Girls" showed her dry wit.  Emmy and Golden Globe winner. Retired from show business in 2000 after revealing she had Lewy Bodies Dementia.

Stage, film, TV actress and comic. TV series "Golden Girls" showed her dry wit. Emmy and Golden Globe winner. Retired from show business in 2000 after revealing she had Lewy Bodies Dementia.

Young Estelle Getty | all hail anne baxter queen of the breathy bad girls

Anne Baxter (May 1923 – December was an American actress known for her performances in films such as The Magnificent Ambersons The Razor's Edge All About Eve and The Ten Commandments

Sophia Petrillo (Estelle Getty) from Golden Girls by jem85 on Polyvore featuring Dorothy Perkins, Jack Wills, Hobbs, John Lewis, Hermès, J.Crew and Vienna Line

Sophia Petrillo (Estelle Getty) from Golden Girls by jem85 on Polyvore featuring Dorothy Perkins, Jack Wills, Hobbs, John Lewis, Hermès, J.Crew and Vienna Line

Estelle Getty ~ July 25, 1923 – July 22, 2008

Sophia: I never have that problem! I sleep like a log! Every morning, like clockwork, at - I pee. Unfortunately I don't wake up 'till -Golden Girls 1985

The Golden Girls: when they were young

The Golden Girls when they were young

The Golden Girls and their younger selves.I think it's a shame there aren't more shows about older people. So many based around those in their and but older people would make for great shows too.

The Golden Girls, 1991 The Golden Girls Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, and Estelle Getty attended the Golden Globes in 1991.

The Golden Girls, 1991

The Golden Girls, 1991 The Golden Girls Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, and Estelle Getty attended the Golden Globes in grew up on golden girls and they're still so relevant today

"Is your story over yet? I've passed kidney stones less painful than this" -Sophia Petrillo (Estelle Getty)

Grumpy Old Wit: The funniest things you never said

Sophia Petrillo (Estelle Getty) from the Golden Girls. I hope to be as sassy as this character when I am old.

Estelle Getty 7/25/1923-7/22/2008

July 1923 - Estelle Getty an actress known for her role as Sophia Petrillo on The Golden Girls is born in NYC

"People assume that I'm wiser than I am because I'm somewhat successful. Age does not bring you wisdom, age brings you wrinkles. If you're dumb when you're young, you're going to be dumb when you're old." Estelle Getty

Estelle Getty ( Sophia) of The Golden Girls. Ms Getty was 85 yrs when she passed.

The Golden Girls  (Betty White is the surviving member of the Golden Girls)  THE GOLDEN GIRLS -- Season 1 -- Pictured: (l-r) Bea Arthur as Dorothy Petrillo Zbornak, Rue McClanahan as Blanche Devereaux, Estelle Getty as Sophia Petrillo,  (may they R.I.P) Betty White as Rose Nylund-- Photo by: Herb Ball/NBCU Photo Bank

The Golden Girls: Pictured: (l-r) Bea Arthur as Dorothy Petrillo Zbornak, Rue McClanahan as Blanche Devereaux, Estelle Getty as Sophia Petrillo, Betty White as Rose Nylund-- Photo by: Herb Ball/NBCU Photo Bank

Beloved as the acid-tongued scene-stealer Sophia Petrillo on Golden Girls, Getty, 84, died on July 22 after a long battle with Lewys Body Dementia, which has been described as a type of Alzheimers disease. She was loved throughout the world in six continents, and if they loved sitcoms in Antarctica she would have been loved on seven continents, her son Carl Gettleman told the Associated Press. She was one of the most talented comedic actresses who ever lived.

Gallery of Fame: ‘Look at Me!’ Art Work – Vol. 74 No. 12

Estelle Getty - A very caring actor in her support for AIDS foundations and a very gentle and woman who made all of us laugh in her lifetime.will be missed.

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