Oh, God! Book II
Oh, God! Book II is a 1980 American comedy film and a sequel to the film Oh, God!. It was directed by Gilbert Cates, stars George Burns, Suzanne Pleshette, David Birney and Louanne Sirota. Joyce Brothers and Hugh Downs made cameo appearances in the film. Oh, God! Book II was followed by Oh, God! You Devil. Burns was the only cast member. In this sequel, God asks the help of 11-year-old Tracy Richards to help promote Himself. Tracy creates the slogan "Think God" and soon has her friends spreading the message by posters and other ways, but Tracy's parents and psychiatrists think. God is the only one. George Burns as God Suzanne Pleshette as Paula Richards David Birney as Don Richards Louanne Sirota as Tracy Richards John Louie as Shingo Wilfrid Hyde-White as Judge Thomas Miller Conrad Janis as Charles Benson, School Principal Hans Conried as Dr Barnes As of 2018, this film has a 50% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on six reviews with an average rating of 5.1/10. Oh, God! Book II on IMDb Oh, God! Book II at AllMovie Oh, God!
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New York City
The City of New York called either New York City or New York, is the most populous city in the United States. With an estimated 2017 population of 8,622,698 distributed over a land area of about 302.6 square miles, New York is the most densely populated major city in the United States. Located at the southern tip of the state of New York, the city is the center of the New York metropolitan area, the largest metropolitan area in the world by urban landmass and one of the world's most populous megacities, with an estimated 20,320,876 people in its 2017 Metropolitan Statistical Area and 23,876,155 residents in its Combined Statistical Area. A global power city, New York City has been described as the cultural and media capital of the world, exerts a significant impact upon commerce, research, education, tourism, art and sports; the city's fast pace has inspired the term New York minute. Home to the headquarters of the United Nations, New York is an important center for international diplomacy.
Situated on one of the world's largest natural harbors, New York City consists of five boroughs, each of, a separate county of the State of New York. The five boroughs – Brooklyn, Manhattan, The Bronx, Staten Island – were consolidated into a single city in 1898; the city and its metropolitan area constitute the premier gateway for legal immigration to the United States. As many as 800 languages are spoken in New York, making it the most linguistically diverse city in the world. New York City is home to more than 3.2 million residents born outside the United States, the largest foreign-born population of any city in the world. In 2017, the New York metropolitan area produced a gross metropolitan product of US$1.73 trillion. If greater New York City were a sovereign state, it would have the 12th highest GDP in the world. New York is home to the highest number of billionaires of any city in the world. New York City traces its origins to a trading post founded by colonists from the Dutch Republic in 1624 on Lower Manhattan.
The city and its surroundings came under English control in 1664 and were renamed New York after King Charles II of England granted the lands to his brother, the Duke of York. New York served as the capital of the United States from 1785 until 1790, it has been the country's largest city since 1790. The Statue of Liberty greeted millions of immigrants as they came to the U. S. by ship in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and is an international symbol of the U. S. and its ideals of liberty and peace. In the 21st century, New York has emerged as a global node of creativity and entrepreneurship, social tolerance, environmental sustainability, as a symbol of freedom and cultural diversity. Many districts and landmarks in New York City are well known, with the city having three of the world's ten most visited tourist attractions in 2013 and receiving a record 62.8 million tourists in 2017. Several sources have ranked New York the most photographed city in the world. Times Square, iconic as the world's "heart" and its "Crossroads", is the brightly illuminated hub of the Broadway Theater District, one of the world's busiest pedestrian intersections, a major center of the world's entertainment industry.
The names of many of the city's landmarks and parks are known around the world. Manhattan's real estate market is among the most expensive in the world. New York is home to the largest ethnic Chinese population outside of Asia, with multiple signature Chinatowns developing across the city. Providing continuous 24/7 service, the New York City Subway is the largest single-operator rapid transit system worldwide, with 472 rail stations. Over 120 colleges and universities are located in New York City, including Columbia University, New York University, Rockefeller University, which have been ranked among the top universities in the world. Anchored by Wall Street in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan, New York has been called both the most economically powerful city and the leading financial center of the world, the city is home to the world's two largest stock exchanges by total market capitalization, the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. In 1664, the city was named in honor of the Duke of York.
James's older brother, King Charles II, had appointed the Duke proprietor of the former territory of New Netherland, including the city of New Amsterdam, which England had seized from the Dutch. During the Wisconsinan glaciation, 75,000 to 11,000 years ago, the New York City region was situated at the edge of a large ice sheet over 1,000 feet in depth; the erosive forward movement of the ice contributed to the separation of what is now Long Island and Staten Island. That action left bedrock at a shallow depth, providing a solid foundation for most of Manhattan's skyscrapers. In the precolonial era, the area of present-day New York City was inhabited by Algonquian Native Americans, including the Lenape, whose homeland, known as Lenapehoking, included Staten Island; the first documented visit into New York Harbor by a European was in 1524 by Giovanni da Verrazzano, a Florentine explorer in the service of the French crown. He named it Nouvelle Angoulême. A Spanish expedition led by captain Estêvão Gomes, a Portuguese sailing for Emperor Charles V, arrived in New York Harbor in January 1525 and charted the mouth of the Hudson River, which he named Río de San Antonio.
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Goldie Jeanne Hawn is an American actress and singer. She rose to fame on the NBC sketch comedy program Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, before going on to receive the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Cactus Flower. Hawn maintained bankable star status for more than three decades, while appearing in such films as There's a Girl in My Soup, Butterflies Are Free, The Sugarland Express, Foul Play, Seems Like Old Times, Private Benjamin, for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for playing the title role. Hawn's work includes starring roles in the films Overboard, Bird on a Wire, Death Becomes Her, The First Wives Club, The Out-of-Towners and The Banger Sisters. After a fifteen-year hiatus from film acting, Hawn made a brief comeback in Snatched, she is the mother of actors Oliver Hudson, Kate Hudson, Wyatt Russell, has been in a relationship with actor Kurt Russell since 1983. In 2003, she founded The Hawn Foundation. Hawn was born in Washington, D.
C. the daughter of Laura, a jewelry shop/dance school owner, Edward Rutledge Hawn, a band musician who played at major events in Washington. She was named after her mother's aunt, she has entertainment publicist Patti Hawn. Her father was a Presbyterian of English descent, her mother was the daughter of emigrants from Hungary. Hawn was raised Jewish, she was raised in Takoma Park and attended Montgomery Blair High School in nearby Silver Spring, Maryland. Hawn began taking ballet and tap dance lessons at the age of three and danced in the corps de ballet of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo production of The Nutcracker in 1955, she made her stage debut in 1964, playing Juliet in a Virginia Shakespeare Festival production of Romeo and Juliet. By 1964, she ran and taught in a ballet school, having dropped out of American University where she was majoring in drama. In 1964, Hawn made her professional dancing debut in a production of Can-Can at the Texas Pavilion of the New York World's Fair, she began working as a professional dancer a year and appeared as a go-go dancer in New York City and at the Peppermint Box in New Jersey.
Hawn moved to California to dance in a show at a theater across from Disneyland. Hawn began her acting career as a cast member of the short-lived CBS situation comedy Good Morning, World during the 1967–68 television season, her role being that of the girlfriend of a radio disc jockey, with a stereotypical "dumb blonde" personality, her next role, which brought her to international attention, was as one of the regular cast members on the 1968–1973 sketch comedy show, Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In. On the show, she would break out into high-pitched giggles in the middle of a joke, deliver a polished performance a moment after. Noted for her chipper attitude as for her bikini and painted body, Hawn was seen as something of a 1960s "It" girl, her Laugh-In persona was parlayed into three popular film appearances in the late 1960s and early 1970s: Cactus Flower, There's a Girl in My Soup, Butterflies Are Free. Hawn had made her feature film debut in a bit role as a giggling dancer in the 1968 film The One and Only, Original Family Band, in which she was billed as "Goldie Jeanne", but in her first major film role, in Cactus Flower, she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress as Walter Matthau's suicidal fiancée.
That same year she appeared in NBC' The Spring Thing a musical television special hosted by Bobbie Gentry and Noel Harrison. Other guests included were Meredith MacRae, Irwin C. Watson, Rod McKuen, Shirley Bassey, Harpers Bizarre. After Hawn's Academy Award win, her film career took off, she starred in a string of above average and successful comedies starting with There's a Girl in My Soup, $, Butterflies Are Free. She continued proving herself in the dramatic league with the 1974 satirical dramas The Girl from Petrovka and The Sugarland Express, Shampoo in 1975, she hosted two television specials: Pure Goldie in 1971 and The Goldie Hawn Special in 1978. The latter was a sort of comeback for Hawn, out of the spotlight for two years since the 1976 release of The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox, while she was focusing on her marriage and the birth of her son. On the special she performed show tunes and comedy bits alongside comic legend George Burns, teen matinee idol Shaun Cassidy, television star John Ritter, the Harlem Globetrotters joined her for a montage.
The special went on to be nominated for a primetime Emmy. Four months the film Foul Play, was released and became a box office smash, reviving Hawn's film career; the plot centered around an innocent woman in San Francisco who becomes mixed up in an assassination plot. Hawn's next film, Mario Monicelli's Lovers and Liars, was a box office bomb. In 1972 Hawn released a solo country LP for Warner Brothers, titled Goldie, it was recorded with the help of Buck Owens. AllMusic gives the album a favorable review, calling it a "sweetly endearing country-tinged middle of the road pop record". Hawn's popularity continued into the 1980s, starting with another primetime variety special alongside actress and singer Liza Minnelli and Liza Together, nominated for four Emmy Awards. In the sa
Edmond Hall was an American jazz clarinetist and bandleader. Over his long career Hall worked extensively with many top performers as both a sideman and bandleader and is best known for the 1941 chamber jazz song "Profoundly Blue,", regarded as a pre-World War II jazz classic. Born in Reserve, about 40 miles west of New Orleans on the Mississippi River and his siblings were born into a musical family, his father, Edward Blainey Hall, mother, Caroline Duhe, had eight children, Moretta, Robert, Clarence and Herbert. His father, played the clarinet in the Onward Brass Band, joined by Edmond's maternal uncles, Jules Duhe on trombone, Lawrence Duhe on clarinet, Edmond Duhe on guitar; the Hall brothers, Robert and Herbert, all became clarinetists, but Edmond was first taught guitar by his uncle Edmond. When Hall picked up the clarinet, "he could play it within a week, he started Monday and played it Saturday," his brother Herb recalled in an interview with Manfred Selchow, who wrote a biography of Hall titled Profoundly Blue.
Hall worked as a farmhand, but by 1919 he had become tired of the hard work, despite his parents' worries of finding a decent job as a musician, he left for New Orleans. The first New Orleans band he played with was that of Bud Rousell, he played with Jack Carey and blues cornetist Chris Kelley. In 1920, he went to a dance at Economy Hall in New Orleans. Petit needed a replacement on clarinet, he hired Hall. After two years, he moved to Pensacola and joined Lee Collins's band, followed by Mack Thomas, the Pensacola Jazzers, he met trumpeter Cootie Williams and with Williams he joined the Alonzo Ross DeLuxe Syncopators. Hall moved to New York City in 1928 and was a member of the Claude Hopkins orchestra until 1935. Hall had been featured on alto and baritone saxophone since 1922; when he joined Billy Hicks's band, the Sizzling Six, he had a position as a full-time clarinetist. On June 15, 1937, he had his first recording session with Billie Holiday, accompanied by Lester Young on tenor saxophone.
In 1940 Henry "Red" Allen arrived at the Café Society, Hall became the band's clarinetist. Hall spent nine years at the Cafe Society and recording in between jobs with many of his contemporaries, such as Sid Catlett, Charlie Christian, Ida Cox, Wild Bill Davison, Sidney De Paris, Vic Dickenson, Roy Eldridge, Bud Freeman, Coleman Hawkins, Eddie Heywood, J. C. Higginbotham, Meade Lux Lewis, Lucky Millinder, Hot Lips Page, Zutty Singleton, Joe Sullivan, Art Tatum, Jack Teagarden, Big Joe Turner, Helen Ward, Josh White, he recorded for the first time as a leader in February 1941. Late in 1941 Hall left Allen to join Teddy Wilson, who played at the Café Society. Around this time Hall's style changed, his admiration for Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw caused him to work on his technique. Hall tried a Boehm system clarinet, he soon went back to his beloved Albert System clarinet. During this period, he made many recordings as Edmond Hall's Blue Note Jazzmen, the Edmond Hall Sextet, the Edmond Hall Celeste Quartet, Edmond Hall's Star Quintet, Ed Hall and the Big City Jazzmen, Edmond Hall's Swingtet.
The recording sessions always took place between the work hours of the Café Society and included many of the musicians who performed there. Hall became popular among musicians and critics and was invited to the Town Hall Concerts led by Eddie Condon. In 1944 Teddy Wilson formed a trio. Hall became a bandleader after being asked by owner of Cafe Society, he performed at Town Hall. In an Esquire magazine poll, he was voted the second-best clarinet player, behind the clarinetist he admired most, Benny Goodman; as bop became the dominant style of jazz in the mid-1940s, Barney Josephson sought new musicians to play Café Society. In June 1947 Hall left the club. Early in 1947 Louis Armstrong's appearance at Carnegie Hall was announced. Hall and his small combo were picked to accompany Armstrong during half of the program; as a result of this concert, Armstrong would abandon his big band and switch a small combo, the All Stars. In September 1947 Hall joined the All Star Stompers with Wild Bill Davison, Ralph Sutton and Baby Dodds.
Meanwhile, Barney Josephson again asked Hall to return to Uptown Café Society with a new band. Business worsened and Josephson closed Uptown in December 1947. Hall took his men back to Downtown Café Society, but in June 1948 Hall's band was replaced with the Dave Martin Trio. In the fall of 1948 Hall took a job at Boston's Savoy Cafe, playing with members of Bob Wilber's band, he promoted a concert with George Wein. Steve Connolly of the Savoy Cafe asked Hall to replace Bob Wilber. Hall's band, the Edmond Hall All Stars, began playing the Savoy on April 4, 1949. Hall left the Savoy in early March 1950 to return to New York, he played festivals, including one job in San Francisco. Eddie Condon called Hall in San Francisco. Hall stayed with Condon, playing other jobs as well with members from Condon's band. An example was the Annual Steamboat Ball in June 1951 and the frequent sessions for the Dr. Jazz broadcasts during 1952. Condon's band recorded many sessions during Hall's engagement. In November 1952 Hall participated in a special concert, "Hot Versus Cool," which pitted New Orleans-style jazz against bop.
The New Orleans-style musicians were Hall, Dick Cary, Vic
My Favorite Martian
My Favorite Martian is an American television sitcom that aired on CBS from September 29, 1963, to May 1, 1966, for 107 episodes. The show starred Ray Walston as Bill Bixby as Tim O'Hara. John L. Green created the central characters and developed the core format of this series, produced by Jack Chertok. A human-looking extraterrestrial in a one-man spaceship crash-lands near Los Angeles; the ship's pilot is now stranded on Earth. Tim O'Hara, a young newspaper reporter for The Los Angeles Sun, is on his way home from Edwards Air Force Base back to Los Angeles when he spots the spaceship coming down; the rocket-powered aircraft had nearly caused it to crash. Tim takes the Martian in as his roommate and passes him off as his Uncle Martin, who refuses to reveal any of his Martian traits to people other than Tim, to avoid publicity, Tim agrees to keep Martin's identity a secret while the Martian attempts to repair his ship. Uncle Martin has various unusual powers: He can raise two retractable antennae from his head and become invisible, he is telepathic and can read and influence minds, he can levitate objects with the motion of his finger, he can communicate with animals, he can freeze people or objects, he can speed himself up to do work.
Ostensibly an inventor by trade, Martin builds several advanced devices, such as a time machine that transports Tim and the Martian back to medieval England and other times and places, such as St. Louis in 1849 and the early days of Hollywood, brings Leonardo da Vinci and Jesse James into the present. Another device he builds is a "molecular separator" that can take apart the molecules of a physical object, or rearrange them. Another device can store them in pill form to "relearn" them later. Other devices create temporary duplicates, or levitate Martin and others without the need of his finger. Tim and Uncle Martin live in a garage apartment owned by a congenial but scatterbrained landlady, Mrs. Lorelei Brown, who shows up when not wanted. Martin and she have an awkward romance from time to time, but Martin never gets serious for fear of going home to Mars, she dates a vain, cold-hearted, plain-clothes police officer, Detective Bill Brennan, who dislikes Uncle Martin and is suspicious of him.
"Martin O'Hara's" real name is Exigius 12½. Revealed in "We Love You, Miss Pringle", it was heard again when his real nephew, crash-landed on Earth in the show's third season. Andromeda devised to bring younger viewers to the aging show, disappeared without explanation after this single episode and was never referred to again. Andromeda was, however, a regular on the animated series My Favorite Martians. Andromeda had a single antenna, which Martin explained was because his baby antennae had fallen out and only one adult antenna had come in so far. Martin reveals he lives on Fulton Canal that leads to mix ups with Canal Fulton, Ohio. Ray Walston as Uncle Martin O'Hara Bill Bixby as Tim O'Hara Pamela Britton as Mrs. Lorelei Brown J. Pat O'Malley as Mr. Burns, Tim's boss Alan Hewitt as Detective Bill Brennan Roy Engel as Police Captain The series was produced by Jack Chertok Television in association with CBS; the show was syndicated by Wolper Pictures it moved to Telepictures, by successor-in-interest Warner Bros.
Television Distribution. The Chertok Company retained ownership of all copyrights for the show as of early July 2013. S. video rights until August 2008. Australian entertainment company Umbrella Entertainment acquired rights for Australia and New Zealand and released seasons one-three in 2007 and 2008 on DVD suitable for all region codes; those rights together with streaming were acquired by Shock Video, which in November 2017 released a new complete box set using the restored show elements. In 2010, MPI Home Video acquired the rights to the series for home video. In 2018, Pidax Video Germany acquired both streaming and DVD rights for Germany and will begin to release the series in Germany under its German title Mein Onkel vom Mars; as of early July 2013, Warner Bros. held domestic and international syndication rights for the series. Those rights have now returned to the Chertok trust; the theme music for the series was composed by George Greeley and performed on an Electro-Theremin by Paul Tanner, a former member of Glenn Miller's band.
It was influential in Brian Wilson's engagement of Tanner in 1965 and 1966 to work with the Beach Boys on their landmark hit, "Good Vibrations". Greeley scored the series; the first two seasons were filmed in black-and-white, but the final season was shot in color, resulting in minor changes in the set and the format of the show. In addition to the extraterrestrial powers indicated in the first two seasons, Martin was able to do much more in the final season, such as stimulating facial hair to provide Tim and himself with quick disguises, levitating with his nose. Brennan's boss, the police chief, was involved in many episodes in the third season as a device to humiliate the overzealous detective. My Favorite Martian was produced at the same time as other situation comedies that featured cha
Roseland is a 1977 Merchant Ivory Productions' anthology film with a screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. It was produced by Ismail Merchant; the film is made up of The Waltz, The Hustle and The Peabody. All three stories share a theme of the protagonists trying to find the right dance partner, all are set in the Roseland Ballroom in New York City. At Roseland, an older lady, with a light step, looks for the memory of her husband in the ballroom's mirrors. Stan, a cheerful older man steers May to brandy alexanders and away from her past. Pauline is a middle-aged widow with the means to pay for the services of a younger gigolo and share champagne with her Roseland friends, the dance teacher Cleo and the shy divorcee, Marilyn. Both Marilyn and Cleo fail to break Russell's attachment to the lifestyle. Rosa, a former Schrafft's cook and wannabe dance superstar makes it her mission to win the peabody prize with her older partner, Arthur, desperate to marry her. Director: James Ivory Producer: Ismail Merchant Screenplay: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala Photography: Ernest Vincze Music: Michael Gibson Dance director: Patricia Birch Associate producers: Dennis J. Murphy, Macy Wall Executive producers: Michael T. Murphy, Ottomar Rudolf Casting: Judy Abbott Film editors: Humphrey Dixon, Richard SchmiechenLength: 104 minutes.
Roseland was filmed in an pseudo-documentary style as an exploration of the lives of Roseland's customers. The vignettes are purportedly based on true stories. Filming took place entirely in the Roseland Ballroom; the Washington Post explained that the film shows what "is the sadness and faded dreams of dancers who look like they were around the day the doors first opened." The review praised how Ivory "effectively uses three romantic vignettes" as well as the "realistic" dialogue. Merchant Ivory Roseland on IMDb
The Golden Girls
The Golden Girls is an American sitcom created by Susan Harris that aired on NBC from September 14, 1985, to May 9, 1992, with a total of 180 half-hour episodes spanning seven seasons. The show stars Beatrice Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, Estelle Getty as four older women who share a home in Miami, Florida, it was produced by Witt/Thomas/Harris Productions, in association with Touchstone Television, Paul Junger Witt. Tony Thomas and Harris served as the original executive producers; the Golden Girls received critical acclaim throughout most of its run and won several awards including the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series twice. It won three Golden Globe Awards for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy; each of the four stars received an Emmy Award, making it one of only three sitcoms in the award's history to achieve this. The series ranked among the top-10 highest-rated programs for six of its seven seasons. In 2013, TV Guide ranked The Golden Girls number 54 on its list of the 60 Best Series of All Time.
In 2014, the Writers Guild of America placed the sitcom at number 69 in their list of the "101 Best Written TV Series of All Time". The show revolves around four older single women sharing a house in Miami; the owner of the house is a widow named Blanche Devereaux, joined by fellow widow Rose Nylund and divorcée Dorothy Zbornak, after they both responded to an ad on the bulletin board of a local grocery store a year before the start of the series. In the pilot episode, the three were joined by Dorothy's 80-year-old mother, Sophia Petrillo, after the retirement home where she had been living burned down; the first episode featured a gay houseboy named Coco, but the role was dropped before the second episode. The writers observed that in many of the proposed scripts, the main interaction between the women occurred in the kitchen while preparing and eating food, they decided. In addition, the character of Sophia had been planned as an occasional guest star, but Getty had tested so positively with preview audiences that the producers decided to make her a regular character.
After six consecutive seasons in the top 10, the seventh season at number 30, The Golden Girls came to an end when Bea Arthur chose to leave the series. In the hour-long series finale, which aired in May 1992, Dorothy meets and marries Blanche's uncle Lucas and moves to Hollingsworth Manor in Atlanta, Georgia. Sophia was to join her; this led into The Golden Palace. The series finale of The Golden Girls was watched by 27.2 million viewers. As of 2016, it was the 17th-most watched television finale. Beatrice Arthur as Dorothy Zbornak, a substitute teacher. Born in Brooklyn, New York City, to Sicilian immigrants Sophia and Salvatore Petrillo, Dorothy became pregnant while still in high school, resulting in a marriage to Stanley Zbornak to legitimize the baby. Stan and Dorothy moved to Miami, but divorced after 38 years when Stan left her for a young flight attendant; the marriage produced two children, Kate, in her early 20s, Michael, inconsistently aged between his mid-20s and late 30s. In the series' final episode, Dorothy marries Blanche's uncle, Lucas Hollingsworth, relocates to Atlanta.
Arthur played Dorothy's grandmother, Sophia's mother, in a flashback episode to when they lived in Brooklyn in the 1950s when Dorothy was a young adult. In season one episode seven, Dorothy is stated to be 55. Betty White as Rose Nylund, a Norwegian American from the small farming town of St. Olaf, Minnesota. Naive and known for her humorously peculiar stories of life growing up in her hometown, Rose was married to Charlie Nylund, with whom she had five children. Upon Charlie's death, she moved to Miami, she finds work at a grief counselling center, but switches careers and becomes assistant to consumer reporter Enrique Mas at a local TV station. In seasons, Rose became romantically involved with college professor Miles Webber. During season six, Webber was placed into the Witness Protection Program, but returned in the season, their relationship continued throughout the series and shortly into the sequel series, The Golden Palace. Rue McClanahan as Blanche Elizabeth Devereaux, a Southern belle employed at an art museum.
Born into a wealthy family, Blanche grew up as the apple of her father's eye on a plantation outside of Atlanta, prior to her relocation to Miami, where she lived with her husband, until his death. Their marriage produced six children. A widow, Blanche was portrayed as man-hungry and had the most male admirers and stories detailing various sexual encounters over the course of the series. Estelle Getty as Sophia Petrillo, Dorothy's mother. Born in Sicily, Sophia moved to New York after fleeing an arranged marriage to Guido Spirelli, she married Salvatore "Sal" Petrillo, with whom she had three children: Dorothy and Phil, a cross-dresser who dies of a heart attack. A resident of the Shady Pines retirement home after having