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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 semibiographical film in which she played the grandmother of Roy L. Dennis, Mannequin (1987), and Stuart Little (1999). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Estelle Getty has received more than 9,489,105 page views. Her biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Estelle Getty is the 1,289th most popular actor (up from 1,542nd in 2019), the 2,277th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,728th in 2019) and the 627th most popular American Actor.

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  • 9.5M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 56.29

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 31

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.96

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.51

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Estelle Getty ranks 1,289 out of 9,996Before her are Lorenzo Lamas, Esther Williams, Marie-Christine Barrault, Robert Pattinson, Michael Parks, and Geraldine Page. After her are Kate Jackson, Lena Headey, Verónica Castro, William Dieterle, Maria Riva, and Emily Watson.

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Among people born in 1923, Estelle Getty ranks 98Before her are Zlatko Čajkovski, Gloria Grahame, André Courrèges, Maria Gripe, Yves Bonnefoy, and Walerian Borowczyk. After her are Wolfgang Sawallisch, Robert Maxwell, Belisario Betancur, Uziel Gal, Ernst Nolte, and Conrad Bain. Among people deceased in 2008, Estelle Getty ranks 74Before her are Bettie Page, Henry Molaison, Jerry Reed, Joseph M. Juran, Cyd Charisse, and Rajko Mitić. After her are Khertek Anchimaa-Toka, Gerard Damiano, Saad Al-Salim Al-Sabah, Donald E. Westlake, Don S. Davis, and Henri Salvador.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Estelle Getty ranks 2,277 out of 18,182Before her are Nick Castle (1947), Betsy Ross (1752), Esther Williams (1921), Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1919), Michael Parks (1940), and Geraldine Page (1924). After her are Kate Jackson (1948), Ellery Harding Clark (1874), E. Howard Hunt (1918), James Heckman (1944), Jelly Roll Morton (1890), and Patricia Cornwell (1956).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Estelle Getty ranks 627Before her are Josh Duhamel (1972), Brad Davis (1949), Lorenzo Lamas (1958), Esther Williams (1921), Michael Parks (1940), and Geraldine Page (1924). After her are Kate Jackson (1948), Jason Bateman (1969), Bea Arthur (1922), Don Cheadle (1964), Tod Browning (1880), and Billy Zane (1966).

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