You are here

Share Share Share Share Share Share Share

Estelle Getty

Estelle Getty: Golden Girl

Do I admire her because she's been described as "... evasive about her height, acknowledging only that she was under 5 feet and under 100 pounds?" Well, all the more points to Estelle Getty for being an itsy-bitsy powerhouse, but mostly I admire her for being a genuinely funny, talented woman, who never gave up on her greatest ambitions. In an industry where youth and beauty are often valued far above maturity and wit, Estelle turned the tables. She found success in her later years, cracked wise about it the whole time, and taught young women like myself a few things along the way.

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Estelle Getty." (Viewed on July 28, 2014) <http://jwa.org/blog/estelle-getty>.

Donate

Help us elevate the voices of Jewish women.

donate now

Sign Up for JWA eNews

 

Poll

Which topics pique your interest on the JWA blog?

Twitter

1 day
Today in 1946, artistic iconoclast and literary pioneer Gertrude Stein died in France. #TWIH http://t.co/ydyFa0ubXm
3 days
Register now for JWA's Bay Area Workshop for Jewish Educators: http://t.co/zaAW6dxw4X #jwaWorkshop #jewished http://t.co/xNytsbge0l