Estelle Getty Biography, Age, Career & Net Worth

Who is Arthur Gentleman Estelle Getty?

Estelle Getty was an American Actress and Comedian. She was born in Estelle Scher in New York City on 25 July 1923. Her parents, Charles Scher and Sarah Lacher, were Jewish. They immigrated from Poland to 257 East at the family apartments. They lived on 2nd Street on the Lower East Side. Their glass store business was also in front of this.

Personal Information

Name Arthur Gentleman
Nick Name Getty
Date of Birth July 25, 1923
Age 85years old
Zodiac sign Leo
Nationality America
Ethnicity Mixed ethnicity ( African-American)
Religion Christian

Early life

Estelle Getty was born on  25th July 1923 in New York City. Her parents, Charles Scher and Sarah Lacher, belong to the Jewish faith. They immigrated from Poland and lived at the family apartments at 2nd Street Lower East Side, which also shows their glass business in front of this at 257 East. She has two siblings: one sister, Rosilyn Scher, and one brother, David Scher. Nick’s name was “ Etty,” which is accurate to his sister, and after that, her name was “ Estelle.” She was very happy and remained with her name throughout her life.

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Her mother was a homemaker, and her father, Charles Scher, owned And did well in his glass-installing windows business. They put glass windows in Trucks and automobiles. Her father gave them a treat weekly. Every Friday, they went for a treat with family to 14th Street in the Academy of Music to watch a live vaudeville performance and film. Getty became an actress by inspiring them to see their acting skills.


From Seward Park High School she completed her graduation. She started to live with their parents continuously. Her father doubts that she will be able to forget their successful career in acting.

For income, she wanted to give auditions in the late afternoon and evening for hours and work as a secretary.


Getty was introduced to Arthur Gentleman which is her last name. She used this name for the stage as the basis in New York Theater Circuit at a party by her friends. On 21st December 1947 The Two married nine months later. They had two sons together Carl Gentleman and Barry Gentleman. At age 85, they remained married until their death on 24th September 2004. For a little time, they lived in the Bronx. The Two moved to Oakland,  Gardens, and Queens after the birth of their sons.  Jewish veterans of World War II called  Bell Parks Gardens for liberal-minded.

On the other hand, Arthur worked in glass installation with her father-in-law. From the mid-80s to the mid-90s, The Two lived separately from Arthur.

But Getty Went to California to Work on the Golden Girls. She had no desire to leave New York and continued work in the family business of glass installation.

For years, Getty won the New York Theater Circuit’s rules. She struggled with her talent while raising her sons and holding a job was difficult.

Finally, at the age of 60, she found her Breakthrough role in the  Broadway production Torch Song Trilogy as Mrs. Beckoff. She created the character of playwright Harvey Fierstein with her mind.  In this play and Drama Desk Award nomination she gets wider praise. For Four years, she reputed the role in both Broadway production and Broadway production. The Golden Girls, In 1985 the role heavily influenced Witt \Thomas \ Harris production to cast the Getty for the role of Sophia Petrillo on NBC.

In her 80s she relied on wigs, makeup, and clothes to look like a mother. She was younger than her television daughter, Bee Arthur, who played Dorothy Zbornak. In 1988, she won her notable Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on the show.

In 1992 the Golden Girls ended after seven seasons because Getty wanted to explore more projects.

One season of The Golden Palace spin-off  due to That fall, Getty

, MacClanahan, and white Starred before its cancelation. Afterward, Getty appeared in Empty Nest, Blossom Nurses, The Nanny, Touched by an Angel, and Mad About You. Her other television and film appearances were before the filming of The Golden Girls.

She also worked in the TV series Fantasy Island, Cagney & Lacey, and the films Tootsie and Mask. In Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot a starring role. Getty wrote her autobiography If I Knew Then, What I Know Now……So What? When she was working at Golden Girls. In 1988, with the help of Steve Delsohan, published by Contemporary Books. In 1933 she also released an exercise video for senior citizens.

His discography  also gave her fame:-


Year Title
1978 Team Mates
1982 Tootsie
1983 Deadly force
1984 No Man’s land

She also achieved many achievements, such as Mask, Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot, A Match Made in Heaven, and Stuart Little.


Arthur Getty died at her home because of Lewy Body Dementia in July 2008. Arthur Getty was buried in Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

Body Measurement & Appearance

Height 149 Centimeter
Weight 56 kg
Body Size Moderate
Eye Colour  Blueish
Hair Colour Brown


Father Charles Scher
Mother  Sarah Lacher
Siblings She has 2 siblings  one sister Rosliyn and one brother David


Husband The Two

No boyfriend

Children She has two sons

Love Life & Affairs

On 21st  December 1947, Arthur Gentleman married  The Two. They had two children sons together, Carl Gentleman and Barry Gentleman. She remained married till the age of her death.

Amazing Facts

  • Estelle Getty had a strong fear of death.
  • She struggled with many severe health issues during her later years.
  • Estelle Getty won a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Screen Actors Guild.
  • Getty authorized a memoir about her life and career.
  • Estelle Getty had a great sense of fashion.

Hobbies & Interests

  • Actress
  • Comedian
  • Stage Actress

Estelle Getty’s Net worth

This social media personality has achieved approximately USD 8 million in earnings from her acting profession.

Name Estelle Getty Gentleman
Source of Wealth Earning as an Actress, Earning as a Comedian
Wealth $ 8 million


  • How much has Estelle Getty earned?

It varies from role to role and depends on her work type. According to rumors, she gets 8 million dollars, her estimated net worth at her death.

  • Which nationality does  Estelle Getty have?

Estelle Getty has American nationality.

  • What religion does Estelle Getty Gentleman have?

Estelle was born into a family of Jewish faith.

  • What is the height of Estelle Getty Gentleman?

Estelle Getty Gentleman’s height is about  4 feet 10 ½ inches

  • What is the name of Estelle Getty Gentleman’s mother?

Estelle Getty Gentleman’s mother’s name is Sarah Lacher

  • How much is Estelle Getty Gentleman rich?

Estelle Getty Gentleman has earned about $ 8 million from her career.

  • When was Estelle Getty Gentleman’s mother born?

Estelle Getty Gentleman’s mother’s birth year was not known.

  • What was the cause of Estelle Getty’s death?

Estelle Getty died because of Lewy Body Dementia.

  • When was Estelle Getty died?

Estelle Getty died in July 2008.

  • How old was Estelle Getty at the time of her death?

She was 85 years old at the time of her death.

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