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

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Susan Harris
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Won 4 Golden Globes. Another 36 wins & 88 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Bea Arthur ...  Dorothy Zbornak / ... 177 episodes, 1985-1992
Betty White ...  Rose Nylund 177 episodes, 1985-1992
Rue McClanahan ...  Blanche Devereaux 177 episodes, 1985-1992
Estelle Getty ...  Sophia Petrillo 177 episodes, 1985-1992
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The Golden Girls is based on the lives and interactions of four older women who 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 frequent "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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Meet four outrageous women who know when it comes to a good laugh, there's nothing like experience! (season 1)

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Comedy | Drama

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Rose was the only character whose husband, Charlie, was never depicted on the show. Dorothy's ex-husband, Stan, was a recurring character. Sophia's husband, Sal, was seen in flashbacks. Blanche's husband, George, was depicted in a dream. See more »

Goofs

Dorothy says she was just a child when Sophia's mother dies.. but during the Mother's Day episode Sophia tells a story of when her mother came to live with her and Sal and Dorothy was an adult in it. See more »

Quotes

Stan: Hello Sophia, you're looking younger every day.
Sophia: Hi Stan, and that's a beautiful toupee you're wearing. Great, now we're both liars.
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Alternate Versions

The DVD releases restore 2 minutes of footage not seen since the original broadcasts. See more »

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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (2017) See more »

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The Golden Girls were one of a kind!
7 June 2004 | by morrowman2See all my reviews

The Golden Girls were without a doubt one of a kind. four older woman living together that in a lot of ways were completely different from one another. I remember growing up and watching this show every Saturday night with my mother. I would sit there with my mother and we would both laugh our selves silly at the show and all the cracks and comments Blanche, Dorothy, Rose and Sophia would make to one another. My mothers favorite character was Dorothy and my favorite was Sophia because she always had a wise crack to make especially at Blanche. Then there is Rose with her St. Olaf stories that she constantly told. I do still see The Golden Girls on Lifetime and I do still watch them every now and then for a laugh. Every time I see Betty, Rue, Bea or Estelle on TV it always reminds me of this show. I think that they worked very well together.


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Language:

Italian | Norwegian

Release Date:

14 September 1985 (USA) See more »

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