Estelle Getty of "The Golden Girls" has died - July 22, 2008

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Real Estate Agent with Windermere Real Estate - Palm Springs CalBRE# 01339266

I heard the sad news today that Estelle Getty died around 5:30 a.m. this morning at her Hollywood Boulevard home in Los Angeles. She was 84.

Estelle Getty played Sophia Petrillo on TV's "The Golden Girls" for which she won an Emmy and a Golden Globe Award.

"The Golden Girls", all four of them (Blanche, Dorothy, Rose & Sophia) were brilliant. Their chemistry and timing was superb.

Blanche:I treat my body like a temple.
Sophia: Yeah, open to everyone, day or night

Stan: Hello Sophia, you're looking younger every day.
Sophia: Hi Stan, and that's a beautiful toupee you're wearing. Great, now we're both liars.

Sophia: Blanche, a terrible thing has happened to you. But when life does something like this, there are a couple of things you got to remember. You got your health, right?
Blanche: Yeah.
Sophia: You can still walk, can't you?
Blanche: That's true.
Sophia: Great, go get me a glass of water.

Sophia: Picture it... Sicily.

Estelle Getty will always be the nicest "mean little lady" - and I thank her for the many nights of laughter she brought to her many fans.

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Rainer
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Bob Cumiskey
US Army Retired, Your Sun City Center, Florida ~ Realtor
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Stewart, What a great tribute to a beautiful woman and wonderful actress.  I love her.

July 22, 2008 10:29 PM
Rainer
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Rich Dansereau
Positive Real Estate Professionals

I used to enjoy that show a lot. I think this show really made older people seem more real and accessible.

July 23, 2008 08:38 PM
Rainmaker
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Debbie Malone
From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369
RE/MAX 1st Olympic

Stewart, Golden Girls was a great series, I still catch reruns once in a while. Estelle Getty was a hoot, the chemistry between the ladies was great. She will be missed.

July 23, 2008 10:04 PM
Rainmaker
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Debra Kukulski
CDPE;GRI;ABR;RECS;e-PRO Real Estate Expert Norther
Re/Max Unlimited Northwest

Sophia was always my favorite and it is sad to see Estelle go....she always reminded me of my Italian Grandma...I loved her spunk!

July 24, 2008 10:03 AM
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Loved the show.  It was one of my favorites - sadly, today's programming doesn't compare...

July 25, 2008 10:19 AM
Rainmaker
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Palm Springs Realtor Stewart Penn

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