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The Golden Girls

Estelle Getty

Sophia Petrillo

Actress Estelle Getty stars as Sophia Petrillo on the hit show The Golden Girls.

Getty was born in 1923 in New York. Her career began with a part in the 1978 film Team-Mates, and she landed the famous role of Sophia while she was in Los Angeles on tour for the play Torch Song Trilogy, in which she played Harvey Fierstein's mother.

Getty reprised her Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning role of Sophia on The Golden Palace and Empty Nest. Some of her other television credits include Newhart, Blossom, Mad About You and Cagney & Lacey.

She appeared in films such as Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot with Sylvester Stallone, Mask with Cher, Tootsie, Mannequin, and Stuart Little.

Estelle Getty passed away in 2008 in Los Angeles.

The Golden Girls TV Schedule

Sunday
April 5
7:48am
Big Daddy's Little Lady
Blanche's father comes to Miami for a visit and announces he's engaged. Blanche is thrilled until she meets his fiancee, who happens to be younger than her. Meanwhile, Dorothy and Rose enter a Miami song writing contest.
TV-PG
8:24am
Family Affair
Dorothy's son, Michael, and Rose's daughter, Bridget, each come to Miami for a visit and each of them become a little too friendly for Dorothy and Rose's liking. Meanwhile, Blanche hurts her back in aerobics class.
TV-PG
9:00am
Vacation
The girls' dream vacation in the Caribbean turns out to be far from what was advertised in the brochure. While the girls are away, Sophia romances the gardener.
TV-PG
9:36am
Joust Between Friends
Dorothy is searching for part-time work, so Blanche gets her a job at the museum. Then Dorothy is handed the job of organizing a banquet, the duty Blanche was hoping for. Meanwhile, Rose finds a stray dog at the supermarket.
TV-PG
10:12am
Love, Rose
Rose places an ad in the personals column and she is let down when she doesn't hear an immediate response. This leads Blanche and Dorothy to begin responding under the name Isaac Newton.
TV-PG
10:48am
The Sisters
For Sophia's birthday, Dorothy flies in her sister, Angela, from Sicily as a surprise. However, Dorothy's the one whos surprised when Sophia's reaction is that of disgust. Guest Stars: Nancy Walker
TV-PG
11:24am
The Stan Who Came to Dinner
Dorothy feels sympathy for Stan when he tells her he's going to have open heart surgery. However that sympathy fades when she learns of his many infidelities while they were married. Guest Star: Herb Edelman
TV-PG
Sunday
April 12
5:00am
 
TV-PG
5:30am
 
TV-PG
6:00am
 
TV-PG
6:30am
 
TV-PG
7:00am
 
TV-PG
7:30am
 
TV-PG