Estelle Getty

1923 - 2008

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Estelle Gettleman (née Scher; July 25, 1923 – July 22, 2008), known professionally as Estelle Getty, was an American actress and comedian best known for her portrayal of Sophia Petrillo on The Golden Girls (1985–92), 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 semi-biographical film in which she played the grandmother of Roy L. Dennis, and Stuart Little (1999). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Estelle Getty has received more than 7,200,387 page views. Her biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia. Estelle Getty is the 1,543rd most popular actor (up from 2,058th in 2019), the 2,729th most popular biography from United States (up from 3,507th in 2019) and the 762nd most popular American Actor.

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  • 7.2M

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  • 64.97

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  • 29

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.93

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.47

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Estelle Getty ranks 1,543 out of 10,030Before her are June Allyson, Jackie Cooper, Melissa Leo, Mary Astor, Lamberto Maggiorani, and Mikael Persbrandt. After her are John Gilbert, Don S. Davis, Jaya Bachchan, Tina Aumont, Samantha Fox, and Treat Williams.

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Among people born in 1923, Estelle Getty ranks 124Before her are Erroll Garner, Richard Pipes, Joseph Heller, Cheikh Anta Diop, Agatha Barbara, and Álvaro Mutis. After her are Uziel Gal, Alexander Yakovlev, Anita Björk, Mario Brega, Judith Kerr, and Gloria Grahame. Among people deceased in 2008, Estelle Getty ranks 93Before her are Michael DeBakey, Jean Delannoy, Gerard Damiano, Manuel Marulanda, Sufi Abu Taleb, and Leyla Gencer. After her are Don S. Davis, Claude Piron, Paul Scofield, Lazare Ponticelli, Ove Andersson, and Robert Mulligan.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Estelle Getty ranks 2,729 out of 15,968Before her are Jackie Cooper (1922), Carly Simon (1945), Melissa Leo (1960), Mary Astor (1906), John C. Calhoun (1782), and Ben Bernanke (1953). After her are John Gilbert (1895), Glenn Frey (1948), Triple H (1969), Don S. Davis (1942), Jessye Norman (1945), and Jim Thorpe (1887).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Estelle Getty ranks 762Before her are Frank Vincent (1939), Mercedes McCambridge (1916), June Allyson (1917), Jackie Cooper (1922), Melissa Leo (1960), and Mary Astor (1906). After her are John Gilbert (1895), Don S. Davis (1942), Tina Aumont (1946), Treat Williams (1951), Lois Chiles (1947), and Rob Schneider (1963).

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