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Four previously married women live together in Miami, sharing their various experiences together and enjoying themselves despite hard times.


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Complete series cast summary:
 Dorothy Zbornak / ... (177 episodes, 1985-1992)
 Rose Nylund (177 episodes, 1985-1992)
 Blanche Devereaux (177 episodes, 1985-1992)
 Sophia Petrillo (177 episodes, 1985-1992)


The Golden Girls is based on the lives and interactions of four older women whom have all been divorced/widowed, and are now roommates. Dorothy's main goal during the series is to find a companion she can relate to while her mother Sophia adds her comical outlook and frequents "Picture This" stories. Rose's St. Olaf-ness makes her a little corny but lovable. One thing that changes nearly every episode is whom Blanche is courting. Written by John W. Hale

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Release Date:

14 September 1985 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


In several episodes which showed flashbacks to when Dorothy and Sophia were living in New York during the '40s and '50s, Estelle Getty appears without the wig and makeup. See more »


In the episode where a robber breaks into the girl's house, Rose gets paranoid and buys a gun. When she returns home, she said she learned how to shoot the gun in the "basement of the store". Basements are not allowed in Miami, Florida. See more »


Rose: I've been on the phone for a half hour and you'll never guess what happened.
Dorothy: You realized you forgot to dial first.
Rose: No.
Blanche: You were holding the receiver the wrong way.
Rose: No.
Dorothy: You were talking into the TV remote instead of the phone.
Rose: No.
Blanche: A shoe?
Rose: No, I'm not an idiot. - The TV has a remote?
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Extremely entertaining and original
7 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Being born in the late 80s, I actually got to watch these series when I was a teenager, and I couldn't help but love these four ladies sharing their experiences as four house-mates would. Perhaps the most interesting aspect is getting to watch how women that are not so young date, grieve, laugh and experience different traumas and situations, and to see all these through their eyes - and the eyes of their house-mates, of course! The episodes are light and refreshing, and many times one is surprised with beautiful lessons that are hard to forget. Also, these series prove to be a great way of representing older women, who are often forgotten and shunned by society, under a favorable light; I only wish there were more series and movies taking "golden girls" into account! I can't find a way to describe these series,except by saying the "Golden Girls" are unique! I don't think their appeal will ever die.

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