Estelle Getty

4ft 10 ½ (149cm)


TV Actress


Birth date

July 25, 1923



New York City, U.S.



Estelle Getty was an American actress and comedian. She became known on The Golden Girls (1985–1992) for her depiction of cynical and fast-witted senior citizen Sophia Grisanit Petrillo Weinstock.


Initial Years

Her career as an actor began in Yiddish theaters and borscht resorts in the Catskills.



Her parents name are Sarah (née Lacher) and Charles Scher. She had a sister, Rosilyn “Roz” Scher Howard and a brother, Samuel “David” Scher.


Personal Life

Her real name is Estelle Gettleman. She died on July 22, 2008 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

In 1947 she married Arthur Gettleman. They had two sons named Carl and Barry.