July 22, 2008

"Picture it...."

Sophia Petrillo
Played by Estelle Getty who died today
at age 84 suffered from dementia.
In the sitcom "The Golden Girls", she played the wise-cracking old Sicilian mother of Dorothy Zbornak, who was the show's main protagonist, played by Bea Arthur. Getty was actually one year and two months younger than Arthur. She was married to Arthur Gettleman (from whose name she adapted her stage name) from 1946 until his death in 2004. Getty has two grown sons:
Carl Gettleman, who lives in California,
and Barry Gettleman who lives in Florida.
She also appeared in movies some of including:
WE MAY HAVE LOST ESTELLE BUT,
WE WILL ALWAYS HAVE SOPHIA!
Today: Blue

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