Estelle Getty died early Tuesday morning in her Hollywood Boulevard home at the age of 84, according to the
AP. Getty, best known as the smart-mouthed Sicilian character Sophia Petrillo on the hit series
The Golden Girls, had been suffering for years with dementia. The talented comedic actress struggled to achieve fame for 40 years, but her
Golden role, which came in 1985, made Getty and her three co-stars (
Rue McClanahan and
Betty White) household names across the globe.
The Lifetime Network, on Friday starting at noon, will air 10 Golden Girls episodes showcasing Getty's Sophia. Until then, watch the montage below for some of Getty's most memorable moments. - Gina DiNunno