Estelle Getty Cause of Death: Estelle Getty was born Estelle Scher in the Manhattan neighborhood of New York City on July 25, 1923. Sarah and Charles, Polish-Jewish immigrants who managed a glass company in the Lower East Side, were her parents. Samuel was Gettys brother, and Rosilyn was her sister. Gettys love of performing was sparked early on by the familys Friday night trips to the Academy of Music to see a movie and a live vaudeville performance. She attended Seward Park High School for her studies.
Estelle Getty Cause of Death
At the age of 84, the American actress Estelle Getty passed away. Estelle Gettys death was attributed to dementia, according to reports.
In 1978s Team-Mates, Getty made her debut appearance on a major motion picture screen. She had a brief pause before making a cameo appearance in Sydney Pollacks comedy Tootsie in 1982. She portrayed Gussie in the action movie Deadly Force the following year. The mother of Chers character was represented by Getty in Peter Bogdanovichs historical drama Mask, which was released in 1985.
She also played the proprietor of a department shop in the romantic comedy Mannequin from 1987. Along with other actors, Getty appeared in the film with Andrew McCarthy, Kim Cattrall, and James Spader.
In the 1992 buddy police action comedy Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot, Getty made a return to the big screen for the first time in five years. Critics lambasted the movie, and Getty and Stallone each won a Razzie for their on-screen work. Grandma Estelle Little was the character Getty played in the 1999 family comedy Stuart Little.
Further Television Career
Getty made cameos in episodes of the comedies Roomies, City, and The Fanelli Boys while The Golden Girls was still airing. In an episode of the comedy Blossom, she also played Sophia Petrillo again. In the Golden Girls offshoot series The Golden Palace and Empty Nest, Getty would later return to the role.
She was reunited with Betty White and Rue McClanahan on the former program, although it was ultimately cancelled in 1993 after just one season. More people watched Empty Nest, which ran for seven seasons. From 1993 through 1995, Getty made an appearance in the final three seasons.
Following the conclusion of Empty Nest, Getty had guest appearances in episodes of the sitcoms Brotherly Love and Mad About You, as well as the fantasy drama Touched by an Angel. Additionally, she provided the voice for a scene in the television movie A Match Made in Heaven, as well as an episode of the adult animated sitcom Duckman. A cameo as Getty in the sitcom The Nanny was her final television appearance of the 1990s. She appeared in relatively few further projects after that, with her final role being a 2001 cameo appearance as herself on the comedy Its Like, You Know.