If you switched on a television set at any time during the 1980s and early ’90s, it’s likely that you caught at least an episode or two of the two-time Emmy-winning sitcom The Golden Girls. It starred Betty White, Rue McClanahan, Estelle Getty and Beatrice Arthur as a group of older women who were living together in Florida. And the chemistry between the four ladies was undeniable. But behind the scenes, two of the stars apparently didn’t get along at all.
And although The Golden Girls ended in 1992, its comedic legacy was such that the show is still fondly remembered to this day. Part of its success surely came from the fact that the four key characters were elderly ladies. At the time, you see, this demographic were rarely represented as the main characters of sitcoms.