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Birth Name: Estelle Getty
Born: 07/25/1923
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA
Death Place: Hollywood, California, USA
Died: 07/22/2008

Born Estelle Scher in New York City, NY on July 25, 1923, the future Emmy Award winner was bitten by the proverbial acting bug at the age of four. Her father Charles, a Central European immigrant working in the glass business, took Estelle and her mother Sarah to a vaudeville show at the New York Academy of Music. The comedians' slapstick antics and Borscht Belt humor captivated the little girl, whose showbiz aspirations bewildered her parents - especially her mother, whom Getty later recalled as telling her that I "didn't have much going for me and that I should settle for less than I wanted."

Undeterred by her mother's harsh assessment of her talent, Getty began honing her craft, first i... Continue Bio >>


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