City Paper is not for tourists
Golden Girls matriarch Estelle Getty, who played Sophia Petrillo on the show from 1985 to 1992—-and for eternity in “Lifetime” reruns—-has died at the age of 84.
Revel in her sassiness!:
Rose: Dorothy, you’re the smart one, and Blanche, you’re the sexy one, and Sophia, you’re the old one, and I’m the nice one. Everybody always likes me. Sophia: The old one isn’t so crazy about you.
Her son had this to say: “She was loved throughout the world in six continents, and if they loved sitcoms in Antarctica she would have been loved on seven continents.”