It earned multiple Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy Awards, with all four main cast members each receiving one of the latter at some point during the seven-year run. Let’s find out some juicy facts that we bet you never knew.
Impossible Age Gap
Although The Golden Girls may have been a bunch of older ladies, they weren’t all the same age. That counts for both on and off screen. Estelle Getty, who played Sophia Petrillo on the series, was one year younger than co-star Bea Arthur. That might come as a bit of a surprise considering that Sophia was actually the mother of Dorothy, Arthur’s character. The makeup department did a good job there. It’s no wonder it took they spent 45 minutes working on Getty’s face before every episode.