Thursday, July 24, 2008

In Honor of The Late Estelle Getty:

In Honor of The Late Estelle Getty:

I was very sorry to hear about the passing of a favorite actress of mine who played Sophia Petrillo from The Golden Girls among other things. Estelle Getty has passed away at the age of 84. As a cast member of The Golden Girls, she was a great sport, being made up to look like the oldest member of the team though she was second from the youngest. Here's a quote from one of my favorite scenes on the show in honor of a woman who had the comic timing to pull off every great line the show's talented writers had ever given her:

Lucy's quote:

While Sophia, a sharp tongued senior citizen, roots through the produce aisle, she decides to confront the store's nearest employee from across the way:

Hey. Hey! You got any decent nectarines?
Store Employee: There's nothing wrong with those nectarines.
Sophia: Please, I got a bowl of wax bananas that'll be ripe before these are.
Store Employee: You're crazy. This nectarine is beautiful. I never saw a more perfect piece of fruit.
Sophia: No? Then try kissing my behind,'s a real peach!

Here's Estelle and her friends, Rue McClanahan, Bea Arthur and Betty White on The Golden Girls blooper segment on the Lifetime network where they currently air daily:

Say what? would like to offer our condolences to Estelle Getty's friends and family. She will be missed. She gave the world a lot of laughs.


historylover said...

It was sad to hear she passed away, and I heard she was suffering for a long time. She really did play a great character on that show. I used to watch that show a lot, i just hope when I get up in age like them I would still have friends like them, oh who am i kidding, i don't have any friends now.

JD and Lucy said...

Hey, one day all of us can find three friends that will eat cheesecake with us at three in the morning and move in with them. We can make it happen, we've got role models.


Da Old Man said...

She was all you said and then some.

J said...

i absolutely LOVED estee getty (and the rest of the golden girls). they were the original 'sex and the city' and i was so sorry to hear of her passing. thanks for the tribute post!