The 1980s had many things to love about it, but one of the most popular was The Golden Girls. The show defied all odds and became a hit series. Most people were shocked that it did so well because it wasn’t all glamour, and the show had merit, discussing important things that others were ignoring. Four sassy ladies loved life and found true friendship through each other and more often than not, they’d get into strange and hilarious situations. The cast featured TV comedy legends and Broadway veterans, so it was no surprise it ran for seven seasons. Plus, nowadays it’s on streaming networks and reruns. “Thank you for being a friend” is the catchphrase of the day, so let’s learn more about Blanche, Rose, Dorothy, and Sophia!
Stage Fright for Estelle Getty
Estelle Getty played Sophia on the show, and she was the least experienced of the four. In fact, it reportedly led to her getting terrified before every performance because she believed the audience knew she was faking it.
Most people don’t know the show’s kitchen set was actually created for It Takes Two. It was re-outfitted with different wallpaper to create a tropical theme. Since It Takes Two ran only for one season, it made sense to repurpose it, and this time around was a lot more successful.