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Estelle Getty

Sophia Petrillo in The Golden Girls

Photos Estelle Getty Birth name: Estelle Scher-Gettleman
Birth date: 1923/07/25
Date of death : 2008/07/22 (85 years old)
Birth place : New York

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Biography for Estelle Getty

Estelle Getty has camped the role of Sophia Petrillo in the series "The Golden Girls" (in France, "Les Créltes" or in Belgium "Carré d'As") for 7 years and 180 episodes. Role which allowed her to win numerous prizes including a Golden Globe in 1986 and an Emmy Award in 1988. She then played in "Golden Palace" (in 1992 and 1993) and "Empty Nest" (between 1993 and 1995).

Subsequently, she played the Guest-Star in many series, notably in “Dingue de toi”, “Les Anges du happiness” and in the four spin-offs of “The Golden Girls”, unpublished in France. In the cinema, she is best known for her roles of crazy moms, whether in front of Sylvester Stallone in “Stop or my mother will shoot” or in the company of the mouse of “Stuart Little”. Estelle Getty suffered from dementia problems and withdrew from public life in 2000. She was one of the emblematic figures of sitcoms on television.

Estelle Getty is an American actress known for playing the role of Sophia Petrillo in the television series "Golden Girls". Born on July 25, 1923 in New York, Getty began her acting career at the age of 52 by playing in plays in Broadway. She also played in several films, such as "Tootsie" and "Stuart Little".

Getty became famous thanks to her role as Sophia Petrillo in "Golden Girls", a television series that was a great success in the 1980s. In the series, she plays the role of an acarious but endearing Sicilian lady who lives With three other elderly women in a house in Miami. The character of Sophia Petrillo was very funny and Getty received many praise for his performance.

Apart from her acting career, Estelle Getty was also known for her commitment to the rights of the elderly. She campaigned for causes such as access to health care and the fight against discrimination against the elderly. She died on July 22, 2008 at the age of 84.


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Title Role
Ladies Man Sophia Gates (1 episode, 2000)
The Million Dollar Kid (2000) Sister Rosanne
Stuart Little (1999) Grandma Estelle Little
The Sissy Duckling (1999) (TV) (voice) Mrs. Hennypecker
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man Aunt Jane (1 episode, 1997)
Mad About You Paul's Aunt (1 episode, 1997)
A Match Made in Heaven (1997) (TV) Betty Weston
Touched by an Angel Dottie (1 episode, 1996)
Brotherly Love Myrna (1 episode, 1996)
Empty Nest Sophia Petrillo / ... (52 episodes, 1988-1995)
Nurses Sophia Spirelli Petrillo-Weinstock (1 episode, 1993)
The Golden Palace Sophia Petrillo (24 episodes, 1992-1993)
The Golden Girls Sophia Petrillo (180 episodes, 1985-1992)
Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992) Tutti Bomowski
Blossom Sophia Petrillo (1 episode, 1991)
City Helen Rutledge (1 episode, 1990)
Mannequin (1987) Claire Prince Timkin
Copacabana (1985) (TV) Bella Stern
Newhart Miriam the Librarian (1 episode, 1985)
Mask (1985) Evelyn
Victims for Victims: The Theresa Saldana Story (1984) (TV)
Hotel Roberta (1 episode, 1984)
No Man's Land (1984) (TV) Eurol Muller
Cagney & Lacey Mrs. Rosenmeyer (1 episode, 1984)
Fantasy Island Money Lady (1 episode, 1984)
Deadly Force (1983) Gussie
Tootsie (1982) Middle-Aged Woman
Baker's Dozen Mrs. Locasale (1 episode, 1982)




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