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Golden Girls, The TV Show

TV Series Summary for Golden Girls, The

Television Show Summary

The Golden Girls 80's TV show is based on the lives of four older women housemates whom have all been either divorced or widowed. The series aired from 1985 to 1992.

Golden Girls, The DVD

DVD Release Dates and Info for Golden Girls, The Series

02/13/2007 - Complete 7th Season
02/14/2006 - Season 4

TV Show Plot For Golden Girls, The

The Golden Girls were Dorothy (Beatrice Arthur), Rose (Betty White), Blanche (Rue McClanahan) and Dorothy's mother Sophia (Estelle Getty). There are also the recurring series characters Herb Edelman as Stan and Harold Gould as Miles. Other guest stars on the sitcom included Burt Reynolds, Quentin Tarantino, Don Ameche, Dick Van Dyke, Mickey Rooney and George Clooney.

The Golden Girls aired Saturday nights on NBC from 1985 to 1992 and was created by Susan Harris (Soap , Empty Nest).

The Golden Girls broke all the rules of a sitcom with it's all female cast over the age of 50.

Cast of Golden Girls, The TV Show

Betty White - Rose Nylund
Rue McClanahan - Blanche Devereaux
Estelle Getty - Sophia Petrillo
Beatrice Arthur - Dorothy Petrillo-Zbornak
Herb Edelman - Stan Zbornak
Harold Gould - Miles Webber
Sid Melton - Salvadore Petrillo
Bill Dana - Uncle Angelo

Trivia for the TV Show Golden Girls, The

Estelle Getty (Sophia) who plays Dorothy's mother is actually several months younger than Bea Arthur. It took 45 minutes to do the makeup for Getty to be changed into Sophia.

The show brought in a total of 57 Emmy nominations. Each of the Golden Girl actresses won an Emmy for either outstanding lead actress or outstanding supporting actress.

The TV show Empty Nest was a spin-off of The Golden Girls series.

The Golden Palace series was a continuation of The Golden Girls in which Rose, Blanche and Sophia own a hotel together.

As Requested, here are links to Golden Girls Scripts:
Golden Girls episode # 66

Golden Girls Pilot Episode Script


Top 20 Ratings Info for Golden Girls, The Series

1985-86 - 1st Season - Ranked #8
1986-87 - 2nd Season - Ranked #5
1987-88 - 3rd Season - Ranked #4
1988-89 - 4th Season - Ranked #6
1989-90 - 5th Season - Ranked #6

80's TV Show Facts:

The TV Show Golden Girls, The was televised from 09/14/1985 to 05/09/1992, on the NBC network.

Golden Girls, The TV Show Emmy Awards:

Betty White won best Lead Actress, Comedy in 1985-86.

Golden Girls, The won best Outstanding Comedy Series in 1985-86.

Barry Fanaro & Mort Nathan won best Writing, Comedy for the 1985-86 episode A Little Romance.

Terry Hughes won best Directing, Comedy for the 1986-87 episode Isn't It Romantic.

Rue McClanahan won best Lead Actress, Comedy in 1986-87.

Golden Girls, The won best Outstanding Comedy Series in 1986-87.

Beatrice Arthur won best Lead Actress, Comedy in 1987-88.

Estelle Getty won best Supporting Actress, Comedy in 1987-88.

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