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Getty's Son Regrets Emmy Sale

27th August 2010

The son of late actress ESTELLE GETTY regrets selling off the Emmy Award she won for her role in THE GOLDEN GIRLS - insisting he should have donated the trophy to a museum.Getty died in...

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Getty's Emmy Auction Angers Officials

23rd September 2009

Emmys chiefs are fuming over an online auction of late actress ESTELLE GETTY's award for her supporting role in THE GOLDEN GIRLS.Executives at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences are battling with bosses at...

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Getty's Emmy Still On Sale; No Bidders

23rd September 2009

With only a few hours to bid remaining, Estelle Getty's 1988 Emmy for The Golden Girls was still listed for sale on eBay this morning, despite avowals from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences...

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Getty's Emmy Still Listed On Ebay

22nd September 2009

The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has so far been unsuccessful in its efforts to have the Emmy that Estelle Getty won in 1988 for Golden Girls removed from eBay. The trophy, awarded for...

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Shields Shocked By Dead Celebrity Insults

12th August 2008

Actress BROOKE SHIELDS was mortified when comics at a recent event made jokes at the expense of late celebrities HEATH LEDGER, BERNIE MAC and ESTELLE GETTY The 43-year-old star was acting as a panelist at...

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White Defends Getty Funeral Absence

7th August 2008

BETTY WHITE has defended her decision not to attend ESTELLE GETTY's funeral, insisting her former GOLDEN GIRLS co-star would not have wanted her there. White and castmates Bea Arthur and Rue MCClanahan were accused by...

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Fascinating Fact 5678

25th July 2008

Programming bosses at U.S. TV network Lifetime will air a 10 episode GOLDEN GIRLS marathon on Friday (25Jul08) to mark what would have been ESTELLE GETTY's 85th birthday. The show's star died at her Los...

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Golden Girl Getty Dead At 84

23rd July 2008

Estelle Getty, best known for her role as Bea Arthur's mother Sophia on The Golden Girls, died Tuesday in Hollywood at age 84. She was only 60 when she auditioned for the role, and an...

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Golden Girls Actresses Pay Tribute To Late Co-star

23rd July 2008

Former colleagues of Golden Girls star Estelle Getty have paid tribute to their late colleague after her death at the age of 84.The diminutive actress died at 05:30 local time (13:30 BST) on Tuesday at...

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Arthur Pays Tribute To Golden Girl Mum

22nd July 2008

GOLDEN GIRLS co-stars BEA ARTHUR and RUE MCCLANAHAN have become the first celebrities to pay tribute to actress ESTELLE GETTY, who died early on Tuesday (22Jul08). Arthur, who played Getty's daughter on the hit sitcom,...

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Estelle Getty Dies

22nd July 2008

THE GOLDEN GIRLS star ESTELLE GETTY has died of dementia, just three days before her 85th birthday. She passed away in the early hours of Tuesday morning (22Jul08) at her Los Angeles, California home. The...

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Stallone's Mom Regrets

11th December 2006

Hollywood hardman SYLVESTER STALLONE bitterly regrets making 1992 comedy STOP! OR MY MOM WILL SHOOT. The RAMBO star teamed up with ESTELLE GETTY to play a mother and son crime-fighting duo in the movie, which...

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Court Dismisses Mcclanahan Lawsuit

16th June 2006

A court has dismissed a $3.75 million (GBP2.08 million) judgement against actress RUE MCCLANAHAN, because the complaint was improperly served. On Monday (12JUN06), the 2nd District Court Of Appeal unanimously ruled in favour of THE...

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Hewitt's Golden Girls Fixation

19th August 2005

Actress JENNIFER LOVE HEWITT is so fixated with THE GOLDEN GIRLS, she wants to be president of the classic sitcom's fan club. The I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER star watches repeats of...

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Golden Girl Getty Struggling With Dementia

20th July 2005

Former GOLDEN GIRLS star ESTELLE GETTY has become so affected by senile dementia, she can no longer remember anything about the hit TV show she once starred in. The veteran actress can remember very...

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Golden Girls Distressed By Getty's Health

22nd November 2004

BETTY WHITE, BEA ARTHUR and RUE McCLANAHAN are highly distressed by their former GOLDEN GIRLS co-star ESTELLE GETTY's mental health battle. The 81-year-old actress, who played SOPHIA on the classic sitcom, is suffering from...

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Ralph Fiennes + Uma Thurman Voted Worst Double Act

1st December 2003

THE AVENGERS stars RALPH FIENNES and UMA THURMAN have been voted the worst movie double act of all time, by critics at a British film magazine. The pair were universally panned when they appeared...

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Illness Wrecks Golden Girls Reunion

1st May 2003

A GOLDEN GIRLS TV reunion has been marred by tragedy - the beloved series' matriarch, played ESTELLE GETTY, was too sick to attend. The actress was hoping to join BEA ARTHUR, BETTY WHITE and...

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