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Estelle Getty dies at the age of 84 in Los Angeles; Emmy-winner played fast-talking Sophia on The Golden Girls.
Jul 22, 2008
Golden Girl Getty passes away
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Actress Estelle Getty passed away this morning at the age of 84 after a long battle with dementia, reports the Associated Press. Getty was best known for her role on NBC's The Golden Girls. The Golden Girls." link="/estelle-getty/person/4636/summary.html" target="_blank"> When it debuted in 1985, The Golden Girls bucked ...

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Star of Maude, Golden Girls passes away at age 86 after losing battle with cancer.
Apr 27, 2009
Golden Girl Bea Arthur dies

Bea Arthur, famous for roles in the award-winning sitcoms Maude and The Golden Girls, passed away Saturday at the age of 86. Arthur is said to have died peacefully with her family after succumbing to cancer.

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The star release of this week is the first season of Grey's Anatomy, but there are plenty of other gems on the list as well. Check out favorite sitcoms like Charles in Charge and The Golden Girls, and get a little weird with sci-fi favorites such as Farscape and Doctor Who. For information on these and more, read on!
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February 14, 2006 DVD Releases
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Grey's Anatomy

Season One

When Grey's Anatomy hit the airwaves in March of 2005, many pooh-poohed the series as just one more in a long line of mediocre medical dramas. But those naysayers were soon proven wrong, as Grey's quickly became one of the most popular shows on TV. Narrated by surgical intern Meredith Grey, the show tells the story of the young doctor and her fellow residents as they struggle to come into their own as doctors while maintaining their identities outside of the hospital. Rather than relying on emergency-room stunts and mysterious ailments as a source of drama, Grey's Anatomy gives a depth to its characters that is rarely found in the genre. Their dreams, failures, and successes--as well as quite a few sexy encounters--are the stuff ...

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Bea Arthur, Merv Griffin, Brady Bunch creator, M*A*S*H developer part of this year's class.
Apr 18, 2008
TV Hall of Fame welcomes four

Television's goldenest girl tops this year's list of Television Hall of Fame inductees, which were announced Thursday by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

Actress Bea Arthur (pictured, front and center), who played Dorothy Zbornak in The Golden Girls and Maude Findlay in Maude, is the sole actress getting her due this year. Since The Golden Girls went off the air, Arthur has reduced her workload, guest starring in a few shows such as Malcolm in the Middle and Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Joining her in this class are the late Merv Griffin, M*A*S*H producer Larry Gelbart, and Brady Bunch creator Sherwood Schwartz.

Griffin passed away last August at the age of 82. The producer had a vast media empire, and created the shows Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy (he also composed the latter's theme song).

Gelbart was instrumental in getting the popular M*A ...

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This week's DVD Roundup bulges with hits. From old favorites like The Andy Griffith Show and The Facts of Life to modern-day classics like The West Wing and Scrubs, every release on this list is worth a look!
May 08, 2006
May 9, 2006 DVD Releases
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The Golden Girls, which ran on NBC from 1985 until 1992, centers around four women all near or above the age of 50. Created by Susan Harris (Soap, Empty Nest), the series was an immediate hit in it's Saturday night timeslot.

The show mainly involved four women. The stories involve dating and solving various problems. The story of the week sometimes included issues such as harassment, homosexuality, impotence, AIDS, death, and adultery.

Just Who Are the Golden Girls?

Dorothy Petrillo Zbornak (Beatrice Arthur) is the tall, headstrong, witty and sometimes mean Golden Girl. Not known for her looks but she is definately intelligent. Despite being unlikely pairs, she still manages to get along with...

Rose Lindstrom Nylund (Betty White) is the innocent Minnesota dumb (bleached) blonde of the girls. She is very sweet and kind to animals but can be persistant and annoying. She can be mean and insulting on some occasions, though, especially to...

Blanche Elizabeth Hollingsworth Devereaux (Rue McClanahan)is the sex-starved, conceited, arrogant, self-absorbed Golden Girl. She has a heart deep down inside and her mind is only in one place...sex. She gives the word Grandma a new meaning! Blanche is the owner of the house...a house whom every man in Miami's seen at least once. They usually get along with her but she is often at odds with...

Sophia Spirelli Petrillo Weinstock (Estelle Getty) is the elderly, Sicilian, overly sarcastic, always-scheming mother of Dorothy. She has a good heart but will always speak her mind and tends to do things that gets on the nerves of others, especially her own daughter.

That's the set-up...the 4 Miami Golden Girls under one roof...comedy ensured!

First Telecast: September 14, 1985 Last Episode: May 09, 1992 Last Telecast: September 14, 1992 Episodes: 180 Color Episodes + 1 Reunion Special

Theme Song: "Thank You for Being a Friend"

Written by: Andrew Gold Sung by: Cynthia Fee

NBC Broadcast History

September 1985-July 1991----Saturdays----9:00 p.m. August-September 1991----Saturdays----8:30 p.m. September 1991-September 1992----Saturdays----8:00 p.m.

Nielsen Ratings: (Top 30 or Better)

#7 (tied with Dynasty) in the 1985-1986 Season #5 in the 1986-1987 Season #4 in the 1987-1988 Season #6 in the 1988-1989 Season #6 in the 1989-1990 Season #10 in the 1990-1991 Season #30 (tied with In the Heat of the Night) in the 1991-1992 Season

*Now Airs On Lifetime Television Network. Check your local listings.

Theme Song Lyrics (full version)

Thank you for being a friend, Travel down the road and back again, Your heart is true, You're a pal and a confidant!

And if you threw a party, Invited everyone you knew! You would see, The biggest gift would be from me, And the card attached would say, Thank you for being a friend!

Please note, the theme song in sydnication is shortened due to time constraints.

Check out the Sheet Music for the theme song at Andrew Gold's Web-Site.

SPINOFFS Empty Nest-In May of 1996, Golden Girls second season spawned an episode titled 'Empty Nests' about George and Renee Corliss, a Miami couple that needs to spend a little bit more time with each other. The pilot was not picked up until 1988 but all the actors were replaced and the series was retooled after Dr. Harry Weston, a pediatrician widower, living with his daughters Barbara and Carol with constant drop ins by the annoying Charley Dietz.

Nurses-Nurses debuted in 1991 and could be considered more of a spinoff to Empty Nest. It was about the Miami General Hopsital nurses at the hospital where Harry worked.

The Golden Palace-A continuation of The Golden Girls involving Rose, Blanche and Sophia moving into and owning a hotel.

Brighton Belles-A short-lived British remake.moreless