Estelle Getty, best known for playing Sophia on The Golden Girls passed away this morning at 84. Since Estelle was practically the patron saint of sassiness, we are extremely sad.
Even though she played perhaps the most memorable character on the show, Estelle had to audition three times before getting the part for which she won two Emmys. At 60, they thought she didn’t look old enough — and she technically wasn’t old enough, as she was a year younger than her on-screen daughter Bea Arthur. After the jump, a video of Sophia’s best one-liners from season one of The Golden Girls. [NPR]