(July 25, 1923 – July 22, 2008)
Estelle Scher-Gettleman, better known by her Stage name Estelle Getty,
appeared in film, theater and television. She is best known for playing
Sophia Petrillo on the NBC sitcom The Golden Girls from 1985 to
1992. Estelle won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for her role on
the popular show.