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Estelle Getty

Estelle Getty
Getty at the 41st annual Primetime Emmy Award in 1989
Personal information
Birth nameEstelle Scher
Birth dateJuly 25, 1923
Place of birthNew York City, New York, U.S.
Date of deathJuly 22, 2008(age 84)
Death placeLos Angeles, California, U.S.
ResidenceLos Angeles, California
EducationSeward Park High School
OccupationActress, comedienne
Home townNew York City, NY
Television programmeThe Golden Girls,
The Golden Palace,
Empty Nest
SpouseArthur Gettleman (December 21, 1946 2004) (his death) (2 sons)
ChildrenCarl Gettleman,
Barry Gettleman

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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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