‘The Golden Girls’ was an American sitcom which featured four matured women living together in Miami.
Strong-willed Dorothy, spacey Rose, lusty Southern belle Blanche, and matriarch Sophia, Dorothy’s mother occasionally clash but are always there for one another.
The sitcom premiered on September 14, 1985, and aired its final episode on May 9, 1992.
Though three of the four main cast members have sadly passed away, we shall let you know where their journey ended.
Bea Arthur as Dorothy Zbornak
Dorothy was the strong, smart, sarcastic, sometimes intimidating and arguably the most grounded of the four women.
Though Lee Grant was Susan Harris’ first choice for Dorothy, we all can agree that Bea was indeed the most suitable.
Before she passed away from cancer in 2009, she made a generous donation to a home for homeless LGBT youths in NYC.
Betty White as Rose Nylund
Betty Marion White Ludden, professionally known as Betty White had the longest TV career of a female entertainer.
She appeared in the sitcom as the innocent and funny Rose Nylund. She also reprised her role in the sitcom’s spin-off, The Golden Palace.
According to her Twitter account, Betty celebrated her 96th birthday a little early with the Parade Magazine on January 5.
Rue McClanahan as Blanche Devereaux
Rue’s role as Blanche Devereaux earned her three Golden Globe nominations, three Emmy nominations and an Emmy win in 1987.
After the show ended, she appeared in shows such as 'The Golden Palace,' 'Murphy Brown' and 'Meet the Browns.'
She began battling breast cancer in 1997 and achieved full remission. But, she sadly passed away due to a stroke at the age of 76, in 2010.
Estelle Getty as Sophia Petrillo
Prior to being cast in the hit sitcom, Estelle performed in various Broadway shows in Yiddish theaters for decades.
She had to wear a wig and prosthetic wrinkles to portray Sophia. She was actually the youngest of the four women.
Estelle was diagnosed with a form of dementia and sadly passed away in 2008 of natural causes surrounded by family and friends.