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Tribute to Estelle Getty

Farewell, Estelle!

We love us some Golden Girls here at GiggleSugar, so it was very sad to hear that Estelle Getty, my favorite Golden Girl, passed away yesterday, three days before her 85th birthday. Estelle got her start in the Yiddish theater and as a comedian in the Catskills' "Borscht Belt." Her star began to rise when she played Harvey Fierstein's mother in the Broadway production of Torch Song Trilogy, but it was her role as the wise-cracking, take-no-prisoners Sophia on The Golden Girls that made her a comic legend. Kvetching and bitching, Sophia gave as good as she got and made being a senior citizen look cool. "Our mother-daughter relationship was one of the greatest comic duos ever, and I will miss her," Bea Arthur was reported as saying in the LA Times. Betty White, who played Rose on the show, said "The only comfort at this moment is that although Estelle has moved on, Sophia will always be with us."

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Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 8 years
That was great! She will definitely be missed.
BlairBear BlairBear 8 years
"Thank you for being a friend. Traveled down the road and back again Your heart is true your a pal and a confidant." I'll have that in my head all day now... Thanks Giggle for posting this video!
GiggleSugar GiggleSugar 8 years
Whoops! Thanks north! I fixed it. :)
fuzzles fuzzles 8 years
I happily hold Estelle responsibe for a few of my laugh lines. :)
northofantastic northofantastic 8 years
Oops. I think you meant Betty White played Rose. ;)
Milly-the-ninja Milly-the-ninja 8 years
i love estelle getty!thank you for the video!
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