Estelle Getty, ‘Golden Girls’ Matriarch Born: July New York City Died: July Los Angeles. Height: Awards: Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress - Comedy Series, The Golden Girls. Cause of death: Dementia with Lewy Bodies.
Estelle Scher-Gettleman – Better known by her stage name Estelle Getty, was an American actress, who appeared in film, television, and theatre. She was best known for her role as Sophia Petrillo on The Golden Girls from 1985 - 1992