Estelle Getty

Estelle Getty

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Estelle Getty

Estelle Getty (née Scher; July 25, 1923 – July 22, 2008) was an American actress and comedian, who appeared in film, television, and theatre. She was best known for her role as Sophia Petrillo on The Golden Girls from 1985 to 1992, which won her an Emmy and a Golden Globe, on The Golden Palace from 1992 to 1993, and on Empty Nest from 1993 to 1995. In her later years, after retiring from acting, she battled Lewy body dementia.

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Full name at birth
Estelle Scher
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Claim to fame
Sophia Petrillo on The Golden Girls
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Date of birth
25 July 1923
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Place of birth
New York City, New York, USA
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Date of death
22 July 2008
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Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
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Cause of death
Dementia
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Hollywood Forever Cemetery
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Actress
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4' 10½" (149 cm)
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Net worth
$8,000,000 USD
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