Estelle Getty

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Estelle Getty
Birth name Estelle Scher
Born July 25, 1923 in New York City, New York, USA
Died July 22, 2008 in Los Angeles, California, USA from natural causes
Sometimes credited as Estelle Gettleman
Stella Getty
Notable Roles The Golden Girls: Sophia Petrillo
Notable Episodes
Awards 2 American Comedy Awards, USA
1 Emmy Award, USA
1 Golden Apple Award, USA
1 Golden Globe Award, USA
1 Razzie Award, USA
1 TV Land Award, USA

Contents

Roles

Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
The Golden Girls Sophia Petrillo 1985–1992 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
The Golden Palace Sophia Petrillo 1992–1993 1
Empty Nest Sophia Petrillo 1993–1995 6 7

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Cagney & Lacey Mrs. Rosenmeyer 3x05 - Baby Broker April 30, 1984
Hotel Roberta 2x01 - Intimate Strangers September 26, 1984
Newhart Mirriam 3x22 - What Makes Dick Run May 28, 1985
Empty Nest Sophia Petrillo 1x10 - Libby's Gift December 17, 1988
City Former City Manager 1x11 - Seems Like Old Times May 12, 1990
Blossom Sophia Petrillo 1x06 - I Ain't Got No Buddy February 11, 1991
Empty Nest Sophia Petrillo 4x08 - Windy November 9, 1991
Nurses Sophia Petrillo 3x09 - Temporary Setbacks November 20, 1993
The Crew Herself 1x09 - Goin' Hollywood November 2, 1995
The John Larroquette Show Herself 3x17 - Here We Go Again March 12, 1996
Touched by an Angel Dottie 3x08 - The Sky Is Falling November 3, 1996
Brotherly Love Myrna 2x07 - Motherly Love November 3, 1996
Mad About You Paul's Aunt 5x23 - The Birth (1) May 20, 1997
Duckman Aunt Jane (voice) 4x21 - Westward, No! June 28, 1997
The Nanny Herself 6x08 - Making Whoopi (3) November 18, 1998
It's Like, You Know... Herself 2x17 - Lust for Life unaired
Ladies Man Sophia Gates 1x22 - Romance May 15, 2000
Intimate Portrait Herself - Rue McClanahan June 19, 2000
Intimate Portrait Herself - Betty White  ???
Intimate Portrait Herself - Estelle Getty January 15, 2001
TV Tales Herself 1x11 - The Golden Girls September 18, 2002
Intimate Portrait Herself - Bea Arthur January 20, 2003

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
No Man's Land Eurol Muller May 27, 1984
Victims for Victims: The Theresa Saldana Story November 12, 1984
Copacabana Bella Stern December 3, 1985
The 43rd Annual Golden Globe Awards Herself January 24, 1986
NBC 60th Anniversary Celebration Herself May 12, 1986
Comic Relief '87 Herself 1987
This Is Your Life Herself April 19, 1987
The Disey-MGM Studios Theme Park Grand Opening Herself April 30, 1989
Night of 100 Stars III Herself May 21, 1990
Primetime Emmy Awards/42nd Primetime Emmy Awards Herself September 16, 1990
People's Choice Awards/17th People's Choice Awards Herself 1991
Golden Globe Awards/48th Golden Globe Awards Herself January 19, 1991
1996 MTV Movie Awards Herself 1996
A Match Made in Heaven Betty Weston April 27, 1997
The Sissy Duckling Mrs. Henneypecker (voice) September 14, 1999

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Series Episode Airdate
The New Hollywood Squares September 29-October 3, 1986
The Rosie O'Donnell Show September 4, 1996
The Rosie O'Donnell Show October 5, 1998
Hollywood Squares November 2-6, 1998

Awards and Accolades

American Comedy Awards

  • Won: Funniest Supporting Female Performer in a TV Series:
    for The Golden Girls (1991, 1992)

Primetime Emmy Awards

  • Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series:
    for The Golden Girls (1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992)
  • Won: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series:
    for The Golden Girls (1988)

Golden Apple Awards

  • Won: Female Star of the Year (1986)

Golden Globe Awards

  • Won: Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series - Comedy/Musical:
    for The Golden Girls (1986)
  • Nominated: Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series - Comedy/Musical:
    for The Golden Girls (1987)
  • Nominated: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV:
    for The Golden Girls (1992)

Razzie Awards

TV Land Awards

  • Won: Quintessential Non-Traditional Family:
    foir The Golden Girls (2003)
  • Nominated: Favorite "Big, Bad Momma":
    for The Golden Girls (2004)