Not That Old
Though Estelle Getty played Sophia, Dorothy's mother, in real life, she was actually younger! That's right, when the series premiered in September 1985, Getty was 62-years old, while Bea Arthur was 63-years old. It's pretty impressive what can be done with makeup. In fact, it's been reported that it took 45 minutes to make Getty look the oldest. This feat was even more difficult the following year, after the actress had gotten a face lift.