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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

Saturday
July 11
9:00am
That's For Me to Know
Blanche learns from a city inspector that she either has to lose a renter or make modifications to her home costing $10,000. Meanwhile, Dorothy demands to know the identity of the groom in a hidden wedding picture of Sophia's.
TV-PG
9:36am
Where's Charlie?
After Miles gives Rose a friendship ring, Rose becomes convinced that Charlie is contacting her from the grave to say that he disproves of her relationship with Miles. Blanche begins coaching her new baseball player boyfriend.
TV-PG
10:12am
Mother Load
Blanche begins dating a newscaster who is too attached to his mother. Meanwhile, Stan asks Dorothy to attend a counseling session with him. Guest Stars: Peter Graves, Steve Landesberg
TV-PG
10:48am
The Monkey Show Part 1
A hurricane is brewing when Stan visits to tell Dorothy he's over her and moving on. Dorothy soon discovers he's moving on with her sister, Gloria. Blanche and Rose hold a telethon to save a lighthouse. Guest Star: Herb Edelman
TV-PG
11:24am
The Monkey Show Part 2
Dorothy's discovery of Gloria sleeping with Stan just adds to their sibling rivalry. Meanwhile, Sophia has had it and leaves just prior the hurricane hitting.
TV-PG
Sunday
July 12
6:00am
Dateline: Miami
On a Saturday night when Dorothy is the only one with a date, the other girls are prompted to reminisce about some of the worst dates they have ever had. Guest Stars: Fred Willard, Pat Harrington Jr.
TV-PG
6:36am
Rose Loves Miles
Fed up with Miles's penny pinching ways, Rose takes Blanche's advice to go out with some big spenders. With Dorothy away, Sophia decides this would be the best time to take a trip to Sicily Guest Star: Harold Gould.
TV-PG
7:12am
Room 7
Sophia has an after-life experience while choking on a piece of candy. Blanche is distraught over the demolition of her grandmother's plantation, so the girls travel to Atlanta, where Blanche handcuffs herself to the radiator.
TV-PG
7:48am
Where's Charlie?
After Miles gives Rose a friendship ring, Rose becomes convinced that Charlie is contacting her from the grave to say that he disproves of her relationship with Miles. Blanche begins coaching her new baseball player boyfriend.
TV-PG
8:24am
Mother Load
Blanche begins dating a newscaster who is too attached to his mother. Meanwhile, Stan asks Dorothy to attend a counseling session with him. Guest Stars: Peter Graves, Steve Landesberg
TV-PG
9:00am
Dateline: Miami
On a Saturday night when Dorothy is the only one with a date, the other girls are prompted to reminisce about some of the worst dates they have ever had. Guest Stars: Fred Willard, Pat Harrington Jr.
TV-PG
9:36am
The Monkey Show Part 1
A hurricane is brewing when Stan visits to tell Dorothy he's over her and moving on. Dorothy soon discovers he's moving on with her sister, Gloria. Blanche and Rose hold a telethon to save a lighthouse. Guest Star: Herb Edelman
TV-PG
10:12am
The Monkey Show Part 2
Dorothy's discovery of Gloria sleeping with Stan just adds to their sibling rivalry. Meanwhile, Sophia has had it and leaves just prior the hurricane hitting.
TV-PG
10:48am
Rose Loves Miles
Fed up with Miles's penny pinching ways, Rose takes Blanche's advice to go out with some big spenders. With Dorothy away, Sophia decides this would be the best time to take a trip to Sicily Guest Star: Harold Gould.
TV-PG
11:24am
Room 7
Sophia has an after-life experience while choking on a piece of candy. Blanche is distraught over the demolition of her grandmother's plantation, so the girls travel to Atlanta, where Blanche handcuffs herself to the radiator.
TV-PG
Saturday
July 18
9:36am
From Here to the Pharmacy
A man Blanche has no memory of returns from the Persian Gulf in hopes of fulfilling the promise she supposedly made to him before he left, that she will be his and only his. Meanwhile, Sophia has Rose help her write up her will.
TV-PG
10:12am
The Pope's Ring
The Pope's in town and Sophia goes to his mass. When she goes to kiss his ring, it slips off into her hand. Rose is convinced Miles is hiding something from her. Guest Star: Harold Gould
TV-PG
10:48am
Old Boyfriends
Sophia's attempts at trying to find a man go awry when a man she meets through the personals turns out to have a shadow, his sister. Meanwhile, Rose meets with an old boyfriend from St. Olaf, one she can't remember.
TV-PG
11:24am
Goodbye, Mr. Gordon
Dorothy is contacted by a high school teacher she once had a crush on. They quickly begin seeing each other and Dorothy is convinced his feelings are genuine. Meanwhile, Rose puts together a talk show.
TV-PG