Estelle Getty

Biography: For over 6 years Estelle Getty made the world laugh as "Sophia Petrillo" on the much talked about comedy series The Golden Girls, where she played one of televisions best known mothers.

Getty married husband Arthur Gettleman on December 21, 1947 and put off trying to start her acting career to raise their two sons, Barry and Carl.

In the 1970s, Estelle began acting in several stage productions, but it wasn't until 1981, when she landed a role in Torch Song Trilogy, that her career began to take off. After that she took small parts in several movies, but in 1985 she finally achieved fame as "Sophia," and became a house hold name.

In 2000, Estelle was forced to retire from show business due to an illness and in 2004, Arthur died leaving behind Estelle and their two sons.

Estelle Getty's Scores

  • TV
Average career score: 82
Highest Metascore: 82 The Golden Girls: Season 1
Lowest Metascore: 82 The Golden Girls: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
1 tv review
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Empty Nest: Season 7 Sep 24, 1994 Sophia Petrillo (Seasons 6-7) tbd
tbd Empty Nest: Season 6 Sep 25, 1993 Sophia Petrillo (Seasons 6-7) tbd
tbd The Golden Girls: Season 7 Sep 21, 1991 Sophia Petrillo 10
tbd The Golden Girls: Season 6 Sep 22, 1990 Sophia Petrillo 9.8
tbd The Golden Girls: Season 5 Sep 23, 1989 Sophia Petrillo 9.5
tbd The Golden Girls: Season 4 Oct 8, 1988 Sophia Petrillo 9.8
tbd Empty Nest: Season 1 Oct 8, 1988 Sophia Petrillo (Seasons 7-8) tbd
tbd The Golden Girls: Season 3 Sep 19, 1987 Sophia Petrillo 9.8
tbd The Golden Girls: Season 2 Sep 27, 1986 Sophia Petrillo 9.4
82 The Golden Girls: Season 1 Sep 14, 1985 Sophia Petrillo 8.7