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 Golden Girls Cast 8x10 Photo

 The Golden Girls - The Complete First Season

 The Golden Girls - The Complete Second Season

 The Golden Girls - The Complete Third Season

 The Golden Girls - The Complete Fourth Season

 The Golden Girls - The Complete Fifth Season

 The Golden Girls - The Complete Sixth Season

 The Golden Girls - The Complete Seventh and Final Season

 The Golden Girls: A Lifetime Intimate Portrait Series

 The Q Guide to The Golden Girls (Pop Culture Out There Guide)

 Thank You for Being a Friend: A Golden Girls Trivia Book


Show Type: Sitcom

First Telecast: September 14, 1985

Last Telecast: September 14, 1992

Theme Music: "Thank You For Being A Friend," by Andrew Gold; sung by Cynthia Fee

Broadcast History:

September 1985 - July 1991, Saturday 9:00-9:30 on NBC

August 1991 - September 1991, Saturday 8:00-8:30 on NBC

September 1991 - September 1992, Saturday 8:30-9:00 on NBC


Dorothy Zbornak..... Bea Arthur

Rose Nylund..... Betty White

Blanche Devereaux..... Rue McClanahan

Sophia Petrillo..... Estelle Getty

Stanley Zbornak..... Herb Edelman

Miles Webber..... Harold Gould

Lucas..... Leslie Nielsen


For those who thought NBC's drug-drenched crime show Miami Vice was giving Miami a bad name, the network launched this equally popular comedy - nicknamed "Miami Nice." It centered on four mature, single women living together in the sunny city of retirees, and enjoying their "golden years" to the hilt. Dorothy was the outspoken, divorcée, a substitute teacher whose strong personality often seemed to overpower her housemates. Rose was a flaky, naive, soft-spoken widow given to hilarious misinterpretations of almost everything that was said in her presence. She worked, believe it or not, as a grief counselor. Blanche, who owned the house, was also a widow, but of a different stripe. She was lusty, man-hungry, and dripping with charm, a Southern Belle who never aged - in her own mind, at least. All in their 50's and 60's, the three were joined by Dorothy's elderly mother Sophia, who moved in when her retirement home, Shady Pines, burned to the ground. Sophia had the saltiest mouth in the house. She had had a stroke, it was said, that destroyed the "tact" cells in her brain.

Herb Edelman was seen occasionally as Dorothy's no-good ex-husband Stan, who had dumped her for a young bimbo but who now seemed to want Dorothy back. Scatterbrained Rose, for a time, had a boyfriend named Miles, who unfortunately turned out to be a former mob accountant in the Witness Relocation Program who had to leave town temporarily when his cover was blown.

In the final episode, wedding bells broke up the old gang as Dorothy married Blanche's visiting uncle Lucas (Leslie Nielsen). The following fall Blanche sold the house and with Rose and Sophia moved into a new series, The Golden Palace.

Golden Girls was a smash hit and highly regarded in the industry. It won ten Emmy awards, including best comedy (twice), and each of its four its four leads individually won the best actress or supporting actress award - the first time in TV history that all the regulars in a "gang" series won Emmy's. Golden Girls was rerun on NBC weekday mornings from July 1989 to August 1990.