Estelle Getty, More Than Just A Comedic Curmudgeon

We're assuming that you've heard the sad news that Estelle Getty — best known for her portrayal of sassy Sicilian octogenarian Sophia Petrillo on The Golden Girls — passed away. Looking through the various obits that have since trickled out, we've learned more about Getty beyond the white wig and wicker purse, namely,… » 7/23/08 12:30pm 7/23/08 12:30pm

Estelle Getty, Thank You For Being A Friend

Estelle Getty, the actress who won our hearts playing Sophia Petrillo — Bea Arthur's salty Sicilian mother — on The Golden Girls died this morning at the age of 84. She'd been suffering for years from severe dementia. We're huge fans of GG (that shit stands the test of time), and we were so sad to hear about Estelle… » 7/22/08 7:00pm 7/22/08 7:00pm