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"The Golden Girls" And The Oscars
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""The Golden Girls" was classic TV: intelligent, original, daring, always funny and it always knew where its heart was. Being a huge hit, many jumped at the chance to be guests. Some were even before- or later- Oscar nominees. See if these ring any bells."
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This actor was Oscar-nominated just once and won just that one time, too (in 1985). His film career was long, distinguished and varied - on "The Golden Girls" he only showed up in one episode in 1990. His character there came bearing both a complicated past and a very peculiar surprise. Rose didn't know whether to hug him or kill him after he spilled the beans! In true 'Rose' fashion she didn't quite do either; he was a man of the cloth, after all. Who was the veteran actor that rattled a few nerves on that particular episode?
After "The Golden Girls" series ended the remaining ladies set off into a new show, taking ownership of a Florida hotel which was called "The Golden Palace". The show, while not awful, didn't last but for one season - with just one of them not in it (Dorothy/Bea Arthur) the chemistry was not familiar anymore or as charming as before. The manager of the hotel, though, was played by a fellow who would go on to an Oscar nomination for Best Actor in 2004 (he didn't win). Who was this young thespian on his way to the bright lights of Hollywood?
Thomas Haden Church
This Oscar-winning actress appeared on "The Golden Girls" just once - the hope being that the episode would be so popular that she and her TV family would spin off into their own series. That didn't happen. Might it have been that TV brother of hers there with the split personalities? Or maybe that her TV husband was a work-obsessed buffoon? It matters not. She still had her Academy Award that she earned in 1961. Who was she?
Sophia Petrillo (Estelle Getty) was a complete joyride to see on "The Golden Girls" and, yes, even got to have a love life at the young old age of 80. She married once on the show; her husband was played by an actor who had been Oscar-nominated some years earlier in 1973. Who swept Sophia off her little Italian feet?
In a 1987 story there were some criminals moved in across the street and the police set up surveillance at the "Girls"' house. There was an older cop (who Dorothy developed the hots for in a hurry) and a younger one (who Blanche took a shine to just as fast - but not in the way you might be thinking). The junior law enforcer went on to several Oscar nominations and a popular win. Who played the policeman who got shot in the butt as that episode unfolded?
All of these answers are correct!
The mere act of supplying dates for Blanche gave the producers a great deal of opportunity to cast male guest stars (she dated quite often, as was her general weakness but ultimate appeal). She met this fellow Richard on "The Golden Girls" in 1987 and he was a rich chap indeed! 'Loaded' might be a better adjective. The actor who played him had been an Oscar nominee in 1951 for Best Supporting Actor. While he failed to win that award he did get to give Miss Devereaux a ride in his private jet some 35 years later. Who is this actor?
Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.
Several guest stars on TV shows play themselves. Bob Hope, Sonny Bono, Julio Iglesias and Lyle Waggoner all did it on "Golden Girls" as did this actor in 1986. He was the only one of them that was eventually Oscar nominated, though. In his episode, his appearance prompted a "date" with Sophia and landed the other three ladies in the slammer. Who is this dashing celebrity?
I lied; Iglesias was actually nominated in the music category in 1988.
Noriyuki ("Pat") Morita
This veteran actress got to appear on "The Golden Girls" twice AND played a different woman each time! In 1987 she was in the Mother's Day show playing a rather feeble soul on her way to spend the day at her late daughter's gravesite. The next year she appeared as Sophia's pal who was old, tired and thinking of commiting suicide and hoping that Sophia would sit with her as she died. In a stuation comedy these were clearly NOT funny characters, nor was the one this classy actress was nominated for playing in 1939. Who is this actress?
The "Golden Girls" really should have stayed home and left the dating to others (but what fun would THAT be?) since the only romance that ever worked out started out as a joke/prank and ultimately closed the series' run. Dorothy had a Beatles impersonator, Rose a strange fellow actually bearing the name Isaac Newton and Blanche once hooked up with a bisexual sculptor. Well, on that last guy they all had a go at him, as I recall it. Sophia had a fling with Rocco in 1988. He was an endearing fellow despite that he was a crook and a sneak and absolutely up to no good. No stranger to Oscar night over the years, who played frisky Rocco?
One of the more honored episodes of "The Golden Girls" came in 1990 and was titled "Ebbtide's Revenge". The never seen, but often mentioned, son/brother of the Petrillo clan had passed away. Phil was a cross-dressing, happily married father of more than a few and a poker playing oddball - but his family still loved the heck out of him. His wife, Angela, didn't get off so easy. Sophia despised her and had been happily doing that for years. At Phil's funeral we finally meet Angela and she and Sophia have a heartbreakingly fitful face-off. Which one-time Oscar nominee played Angela Petrillo?
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