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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
May 3
6:00am
To Catch a Neighbor
Two police detectives stake out the girls' home to investigate the neighbors whom are believed to be dealers in stolen gems. Guest Star: George Clooney
TV-PG
6:36am
A Piece of Cake
While preparing for a friend's birthday party, the girls recall past birthdays, including Rose's surprise party for Dorothy, a surprise birthday party for Blanche, and Sophia's birthday involving her late husband, Sal.
TV-PG
7:12am
Empty Nests
In this pilot for another series (Empty Nest), the girls' friend Renee is feeling depressed and lonely with her children moved out and her husband's workaholic habits. Guest Stars: Rita Moreno
TV-PG
7:48am
Old Friends
Sophia befriends an old man on the boardwalk. However, his strange behavior signals that he has Alzheimer's disease. Meanwhile, Blanche accidentally gives away Rose's teddy bear at a garage sale.
TV-PG
8:24am
One for the Money
Sophia's latest get rich quick scheme prompts the girls to recall other various get rich quick schemes they've had over the years, including, catering, a dance marathon and a memory of Sophia's from 1954.
TV-PG
Monday
May 4
4:00am
Bringing Up Baby
Rose is shocked when her late-uncle's will leaves her his "Baby," and delighted to learn the "baby" is a pig. Dorothy, Blanche, and Sophia are less thrilled until they learn that when Baby dies, Rose gets a large sum of money.
TV-PG
4:30am
The Housekeeper
The girls' search for a housekeeper ends when they hire Marguerite, a woman who appears to have mystical powers. But when they fire her, a string of bizarre events convinces the girls that Marguerite has placed a curse on them.
TV-PG
Sunday
May 10
6:00am
 
TV-PG
6:36am
 
TV-PG
7:12am
 
TV-PG
7:48am
 
TV-PG
8:24am
 
TV-PG