One of the most popular television shows of the 1980s, THE GOLDEN GIRLS was created by television writer Susan Harris (SOAP). The show centered on four elderly single women living in the same house together, all played by sitcom veterans: sensible Dorothy (Bea Arthur), sweet but stupid Rose (Betty White), lusty Blanche (Rue McClanahan), and Dorothy's outspoken mother, Sophia (Estelle Getty). The program was nominated for many Emmy and Golden Globe awards, and was consistently in Nielsen's top 10 for its entire run, garnering both critical acclaim and public popularity. It also proved daring for its time: not only did it tackle sensitive political issues, but it was a prime-time show whose main characters were much older than television's desired demographic. Season four collects all 26 episodes from the program's fourth year, and features guest stars such as Quentin Tarantino, Julio Iglesias, and Bob Hope.
Estelle Getty - American film & television actress, GOLDEN GIRLS
Betty White - American actress, THE GOLDEN GIRLS, MARY TYLER MOORE
Rue McClanahan - American TV/Film Actress, THE GOLDEN GIRLS
Beatrice Arthur - American actress, THE GOLDEN GIRLS MAUDE
Bernice Frankel - American actress, THE GOLDEN GIRLS MAUDE
Bea Arthur - American actress, THE GOLDEN GIRLS MAUDE