Estelle Getty (Sofia) Dead at 84.

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  1. Clix Pix macrumors demi-goddess

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    Oh, this is sad news.... I well remember her and she was so funny! Good actress!
     
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    Bummer news - I used to watch that show with my parents way back in the day. I was surprised to read that she was only 84 - 'Sophia' looked 84 back in the 80's!
     
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    Yeah, it was a great show. I watched with my mom when I was younger and then recently pulled all 7 seasons off DVD and onto my Apple TV to rewatch, only to find I'd never missed an episode. :)

    But yes, I believe Estelle Getty was actually younger than all or most of the other women on the show even though she played the part of the oldest. She was great.
     
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    Actually, she was 2 years younger than Bea Arthur, who played her daughter.
     
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    So very sad :( I loved the Golden Girls and she was what made the show funny
     
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    You realise such a revelation could get you killed???

    I'm sure Estelle would laugh at that one. :D
     
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    Sad news. She was funny. RIP.

    I enjoyed watching the Golden Girls. Fun show.

    Here are their birthdays (According to Wikipedia):
    - Bea Arthur --> May 13, 1922
    - Betty White --> Jan 17, 1922
    - Estelle Getty --> July 25, 1923
    - Rue McClanahan --> Feb 21, 1934

    What I found most interesting, is that she played the roll of Maude's mother, but was about a year younger, yet she looked old enough to be her mother. Many years ago, when this was pointed out to me, I could hardly believe it. Estelle Getty always looked older than she was.

    See above.
     
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    Sad news. I remember watching her when during my childhood days. hehe.Loved the Golden Girls.


    Thank you for being a friend...
     
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    Surly you've seen an episode in re-runs? If not watch some. They play them on Lifetime. It's a great show!
     
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