Godspeed, Estelle Getty.

(And I think I will be be inconsolable when Betty White dies.)



CiNdEe's GaRdEn said...

Such a sad day. We use to watch the Golden Girls every week. I will miss her too.

lisa said...

I was sad to hear this news as well. I can't believe it took her so long to be discovered, as talented as she was. Luckily Betty White is in terrific shape so far.

Frances, said...

Hi Chuck, that was a great piece, and Betty White was the perfect straight woman to the troupe, in all her shows. She got more good lines on Mary Tyler Moore. Good bye Estelle, thanks for the laughs.

cdillon said...

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Phillip Oliver said...

I think The Golden Girls might be my favorite tv show of all time. I have all the dvds. It was sad to hear about Estelle passing but I was expecting it.

Roses and Lilacs said...

What a shock to hear she had passed away. Wasn't she actually younger than her costars on the show.

Thank goodness Betty White is still going strong!

Annie in Austin said...

That was a great clip, Chuck! I think Estelle Getty was just a couple of years older than her "daughter" Bea Arthur, much as Pernell Roberts was barely younger than his "Bonanza" father played by Lorne Greene.

Long before Golden Girls, back when I was a little kid, Betty White was the star of a B/W sitcom with her TV husband Alvin. My sister and I would fall all over in hysterics and then try to recreate scenes from the show for our parents.

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Wicked Gardener said...

Wow - Betty White looks so young! This show came out when I was a kid and I remember them being so old. What happened???