Estelle Getty July 25, 1923 - July 22, 2008. I will always remember her as Sophia. I used to want to have a relationship with my mother like her character and daughter had.
Beloved 'Golden Girls' Star Estelle Getty Dies at 84
Actress Estelle Getty died early this morning at her Hollywood Boulevard home. She spent 40 years struggling as an actress before finding extraordinary success in developing the classic character Sophia Petrillo on NBC's No. 1 show 'The Golden Girls' during the 1980's. The show was rediscovered in 1997 on Lifetime with a demographic that skewed to 18-34 year olds. According to a Lifetime spokesman in 2005, more than 16 million people watched the show during any given week. "Thank You For…
Part 3 of 4: Estelle Getty aka Sophia Petrillo. Sophia is best known for her wisecracks, put-downs and brazen remarks, often commenting on Dorothy's lack of love life, Blanche's promiscuity, and Rose's cluelessness. "Dorothy: Ma I do not snore. Sophia Petrillo: Please I had to roll you over so you wouldn't inhale the drapes."