Quick Facts Estelle Getty

  • NameEstelle Getty
  • Birth Year1923
  • Birth month07
  • FatherCharles Scher
  • NationalityAmerican
  • Birth PlaceNew York City, New York, United States
  • ProfessionAmerican actress
  • EducationSeward Park High School
  • Siblings Roslyn Getty and David Getty
  • MotherSarah Scher
  • Awards Emmy and a Golden Globe Award

Estelle Getty was an American actress as well as a comedian. Getty was married to Arthur Gettleman and had two children from their relationship.

Getty was known for her role as Sophia Petrillo on The Golden Girls for which she won an Emmy and a Golden Globe Award. Getty died on 22nd July 2008 just three days before her 85th birthday due to Lewy body dementia.

Estelle Getty Early life and Education

Estelle Getty was born on 25th July 1923, in New York City, New York, United States. Her parents Charles Scher and Sarah Scher were Polish Jewish immigrants. Getty was raised along with her sister Roslyn Getty and brother David Getty.

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Her parents owned a glass store in New York City. Getty belonged to an American nationality. She attended the Seward Park High School in New York City.

Estelle Getty Acting Career

In 1978, Estelle Getty made her acting debut through a movie Team-Mates playing the role of a teacher. After that, Getty starred in several movies such as Deadly Force, Mask, Stuart Little etc. 

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Similarly, Getty made her television series debut though Nurse in 1981. For her role as  Sophia Petrillo on The Golden Girls Getty won a Golden Globe Award as well as an Emmy Award. 

Estelle Getty Married Life and Children

Estelle Getty was married to Arthur Gettleman. Her husband was a businessperson. Getty tied the know with her husband on 21st December 1947. From their relationship, the couple was blessed with two children.

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Their son Carl Gettleman lives in California and next son Barry Gettleman lives in Florida. However, her husband died on 10th September 2004. Throughout their married life, Getty and Arthur maintained a peaceful relationship.

The duo didn’t face any rumors of their divorce and extramarital affairs. After the death of her husband, Getty didn’t marry next husband. Besides this, Getty didn’t have any other relationships and affairs. 

Estelle Getty Death

The renowned actress Estelle Getty died on 22nd July 2008 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States just before three days of her 85th birthday. The cause of her death was due to Lewy body dementia.

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Getty’s funeral was done on after three days of her death on the day of her birthday on 25th July 2008. Her body was buried in Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Los Angeles, California, United States.

Estelle Getty Net worth and Earnings 

Estelle Getty had an estimated net worth of $8 million. Her main source of earnings was thorough her acting career. Getty had starred in numbers of movies and television series. Getty owned a house in Los Angeles, California, United States. 

Getty had bought the house in 7560 Hollywood Blvd., for $320,000. The 1,825 square foot house featured one full bathroom, 3/4 bathroom, 1/2 bathroom, and a balcony. She lived there until her death.