The Golden Girls is the story of four older women who share a house in Miami Beach, Florida. Bea Arthur plays Dorothy Zbornak, a divorced school teacher, with a sardonic wit. Rue McClanahan plays Blanche Devereaux, a man-hunting Southern Belle. Betty White plays Rose Nylund, a very sweet woman who is somewhat spacey. Rounding out the trio is Estelle Getty, playing Dorothy's outspoken mother, Sophia Petrillo.
Her role as the honest, lovable, kindhearted Rose Nylund showed us how to be positive even during times of crisis, and what it takes to be the toughest Scandinavian there is in Miami. Whether it be stories from St. Olaf, memories of her husband, or fun with Dorothy, Blanche, and Sophia - Rose and Betty kept enthusiasm, joy, and kindness at an all-time high.
"It's like life is a giant weenie roast and I'm the biggest Weenie!"
"Oh, you bet I am! I eat raw cookie dough. And occasionally, I run through the sprinklers and don’t wear a bathing cap. And at Christmas, I’ve been known to put away more than one eggnog."
"Oh, don’t give up, Dorothy. If the ancient Egyptians could move 20-ton stone blocks to build the pyramids, we can move a toilet."