Estelle Getty’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Jul 25, 1923

Death Date

July 22, 2008

Age of Death

84 years

Cause of Death

Dementia With Lewy Bodies


TV Actress

The tv actress Estelle Getty died at the age of 84. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Played sarcastic TV mom Sophia Petrillo on The Golden Girls from 1985 to 1992. She also played Mrs. Tutti Bomowski in the 1992 film Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot.

She married Arthur Gettleman in 1947, and the couple had two sons named Carl and Barry. They remained married until his death in 2004.



“You can do anything you want to do.” (Estelle Getty)


“Age does not bring you wisdom, age brings you wrinkles.” (Estelle Getty)


“I think they look upon me as an old child, because I’m so little.” (Estelle Getty)


“Being tiny has been difficult for me in a business that regarded physicality as the most important part of your life.” (Estelle Getty)