The Golden Girls (1985–1992)

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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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Won 4 Golden Globes. Another 36 wins & 86 nominations. See more awards »



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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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One of three TV-series to win Emmys for all its main characters. The other two are All in the Family (1971) and Will & Grace (1998). Mary Tyler Moore (1970) won Emmys for six different characters from a larger cast. See more »


In the episode dealing with Rose's drug addiction, she jokingly states that this was the anniversary of her cat "Fluffy"'s death, and Dorothy reminds her that she never owned a cat because she was allergic to them. However, in at least one other episode, Rose spoke of having a cat. In addition, she also stated his name was "Lingstrom" rather than Fluffy. See more »


Dorothy: Ma, I DON'T snore.
Sophia: Please! I had to turn you away from the window so you wouldn't inhale the drapes!
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Written by Andrew Gold
Sung by Cynthia Fee
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Great show!
2 June 2003 | by (Flower Mound, Texas) – See all my reviews

This show was a friggin' classic!

This came out when I was very young, before they showed it in reruns on Lifetime, I had no clue what was so funny... now I know!

I'm a guy, but I enjoy shows like this because of almost everything... especially when the other three girls insult Rose.

The way I see it, no matter how many times you've seen this show, it's always funny.

This is definately a 10 in my book.

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