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?
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.