Estelle Getty died. My heart is broken. She played Sophia on the show The Golden Girls. She past away Tuesday morning in her Hollywood Blvd home. Estelle landed the role in 1985 and won to Emmy’s for her amazing sharp witted performances along with three Golden Globe nominations. She was born Born Estelle Scher in New York City on July 25, 1923. She married Arthur Gettleman in 1946 and they had two sons.