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Estelle Getty was an American actress and comedian. She's best remembered for her role as Sophia Petrillo on The Golden Girls. She reprised her role on the show's spin-offs The Golden Palace and Empty Nest. In Mickey's 60th Birthday, she appeared as Sophia, alongside the rest of the cast of The Golden Girls.

Getty also played Lloyd's Mother in one episode of Brotherly Love.

She was completely retired from show business by the early 00s, even turning down an offer to be involved in the Golden Girls reunion The Golden Girls: Their Greatest Moments.

In 2009, Getty was named a Disney Legend, alongside her Golden Girls co-stars. Their plaques are presented together on the same post at the Team -- Disney Michael D. Eisner Building,

She died 3 days before her 85th birthday after she was diagnosed with Alzheimer's.

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