The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 25, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 25, 2012.
By United Press International

Estelle Getty's Emmy winds up on eBay

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences says it wants eBay to remove an offer to auction the Emmy presented to the late U.S. television actress Estelle Getty.
'Golden Girls' stars skip Getty's funeral

'Golden Girls' stars skip Getty's funeral

LOS ANGELES, July 25 (UPI) -- Estelle Getty's son, Carl Gettleman, said Getty's former co-stars from "The Golden Girls" did not attend her funeral in Los Angeles Thursday.

Lifetime planning tribute to Estelle Getty

NEW YORK, July 23 (UPI) -- Lifetime Television says it plans to pay tribute to late U.S. actress Estelle Getty by showing a marathon of episodes from her TV series, "The Golden Girls."

Son: Getty hadn't been lucid in long time

LOS ANGELES, July 22 (UPI) -- Estelle Getty's son, Carl Gettleman, said the U.S. television actress suffered from dementia and had osteoporosis before she died Tuesday.

'Golden Girls' star Getty dead at 84

LOS ANGELES, July 22 (UPI) -- Estelle Getty, the actress who played Sophia on the classic U.S. sit-com "The Golden Girls," died Tuesday at her home in Los Angeles, her caregiver said.

Lifetime celebrates 'Golden Girls' 20th

NEW YORK, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Friday marked the 20th anniversary of TV's "The Golden Girls," considered by many to be the old-school version of "Sex and the City."

McClanahan reports Getty's not well

NEW YORK, July 20 (UPI) -- Former "Golden Girls" star Rue McClanahan says her former co-star, Estelle Getty, is "not well at all."

'Golden Girls' : 'Getty not on deathbed'

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Estelle Getty, from the U.S. TV series, "The Golden Girls," is suffering from dementia but is not near death, as has been reported, say her former castmates.

Estelle Scher-Gettleman

Estelle Scher-Gettleman (July 25, 1923 – July 22, 2008), better known by her stage name Estelle Getty, was an American actress, who appeared in film, theatre and television. She is best known for her role as Sophia Petrillo on The Golden Girls from 1985 to 1992, which won her an Emmy and a Golden Globe, on The Golden Palace from 1992 to 1993 and on Empty Nest from 1993 to 1995. In her later years, after retiring from acting, she battled Lewy body dementia.

Getty was born Estelle Scher in New York City, the daughter of Sarah and Charles Scher, Jewish immigrants from Poland who worked in the glass business. She had a sister Roz and a brother David. Getty got her start in the Yiddish theater and also as a comedienne in the Catskills borscht belt resorts, and among her most notable stage roles was as Harvey Fierstein's mother in Torch Song Trilogy during its original Broadway run.

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