- Aug 21, 2003
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- Chattanooga, TN
I didn't watch Golden Girls regularly but what episodes I caught I enjoyed and mainly because of her.Estelle Getty of 'Golden Girls' dies at 84
By BOB THOMAS, Associated Press Writer 27 minutes ago Estelle Getty, the diminutive actress who spent 40 years struggling for success before landing a role of a lifetime in 1985 as the sarcastic octogenarian Sophia on TV's "The Golden Girls," has died. She was 84.
Getty, who suffered from advanced dementia, died at about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday at her Hollywood Boulevard home, said her son, Carl Gettleman of Santa Monica.
"Estelle always wanted to be an actress, and she achieved that goal beyond her dreams," former "Golden Girls" co-star Rue McClanahan told The Associated Press. "Don't feel sad about her passing. She will always be with us in her crowning achievement, Sophia."
RIP Estelle :asian: