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‘The Golden Girls’ Secrets: 12 Amazing Stories About Rose, Blanche, Dorothy and Sophia

Learn who didn't like cheesecake and who kept their costumes from the show!


The Golden Girls is one of the most beloved sitcoms of the ’80s. Starring Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan and Estelle Getty as a quartet of senior single women sharing a house in Miami, the popular show racked up 11 Emmys (including one for each of its four stars!). Running from 1985 to 1992, the beloved show was lauded for portraying mature women as funny and feisty, and its decision to center on female friendship rather than romantic relationships was highly influential.

Over the course of seven seasons, we came to feel like Dorothy, Rose, Blanche and Sophia were family. While the main cast has sadly all passed on (with Betty White, who died at age 99 in 2021, being the last to go) The Golden Girls has lived on in reruns and internet memes.

(Read about more of our favorite ’80s TV show stars here!)

While it’s been almost 30 years since the show went off the air, we’re always game to spend some time reminiscing about our favorite Floridian crew. So let’s say “Thank you for being a friend,” and take a look back at some of the most fascinating and fun behind-the-scenes stories and facts about The Golden Girls.

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