Estelle Getty and Sophia

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Today would have been Estelle Getty’s birthday.  I am not familiar with her entire career, which began in 1978.  She played small roles in several popular feature films like Tootsie and Mask and she acted on the stage in several theater productions.  But it is her portrayal of Sophia Petrillo on The Golden Girls, one of the funniest characters ever to appear on television, that she is best remembered for.

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