The Golden Girls debuted on NBC in 1985 and ran for seven seasons, ending in 1992. It starred Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan, Betty White and Estelle Getty as housemates in Florida and was nicknamed “Miami Nice” (in reference to the popular 1980s cop show Miami Vice).
Each of the actresses had a full careers and bodies of work prior to the series. After the series ended, they all went on to other work and, with the exception of Estelle Getty (who is in poor health), are all still very active in the business today.
|Rue McClanahan in the 1993 version of the musical Nunsense.
||A clip from Estelle Getty’s workout video from 1993.
|Three of the Golden Girls parody Clueless for the 1995 MTV Movie Awards.
||Angela Landsbury and Bea Arthur recreate their roles in Mame for the 1995 Tony Awards.
|Bea Arthur in the 2000 episode “Water Park” of Malcolm in the Middle.
||Betty White’s appearance at the 2006 William Shatner Roast in 2006. Warning: It’s a little saucy.
|Animal-rights advocate Bea Arthur speaks out against Premarin for PETA.
||An animated 2006 Sex and the City parody from Robot Chicken.
|Betty White recently guest-starred on The Bold & the Beautiful, her first soap.
||An update on Bea Arthur from Entertainment Tonight in November 2006.