Estelle Getty

Birth Name:
Estelle Gettleman
Birth Date:
July 25, 1923
Birth Place:
New York, New York
Death Date:
July 22, 2008
Place of Death:
Apartment 406, 7560 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, California
Cause of Death:
Dementia with Lewy bodies
Cemetery Name:
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Claim to Fame:
Show Business
Even though she did achieve success as an actress at age 60, Estelle Getty was an actress and comedian best known for her portrayal of Sophia Petrillo on The Golden Girls from 1985–1992 for which she won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy and a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. She reprised the role for appearances on Empty Nest (1993–95), The Golden Palace (1992–93), Blossom (1990–95), and Nurses (1991–94). Notable films in which she appeared include Mask (1985), a semibiographical film in which she played the grandmother of Roy L. Dennis, Mannequin (1987), and Stuart Little (1999).

Fun Fact

None of Estelle’s costars from “The Golden Girls” attended her funeral.

Also did you know future Academy Award-winning filmmaker Quentin Tarantino had one of his first paid acting credits on The Golden Girls, playing an Elvis impersonator at Sophia’s second wedding.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Hollywood Forever Cemetery

6000 Santa Monica Blvd.

Los Angeles, California, 90038


North America


Map of Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood, California
Map of Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood, California

Grave Location:

Section 14, Row CC, Grave 88

Grave Location Description

Drive through the gates and straight ahead, headstone is on the right just past the Mel Blanc headstone on the left. Note the memorial is facing away from the road.

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