- Name: Estelle Getty
- Born: 07/25/1923
- Died: 07/22/2008 (84 years old)
Estelle Gettleman (née Scher; July 25, 1923 – July 22, 2008), known professionally as Estelle Getty, was an American
actress and comedian, best known for her portrayal of Sophia Petrillo on The Golden Girls (1985–1992), a role she reprised for appearances on Empty Nest (1993–1995), The Golden Palace (1992–1993), Blossom (1990–1995), and Nurses (1991–1994). Notable films in which she appeared include Mask (1985), a semi-biographical film in which she played the grandmother of Roy L. Dennis, and Stuart Little (1999). She retired from acting in the early 2000s, due to issues with her health.
Birth Name: Estelle Scher
Notable Works: The Golden Girls, The Golden Palace, Empty Nest
Alias: Estelle Scher
Birth Place: New York City, New York, U.S.
Death Place: Los Angeles, California, U.S.