Played sarcastic TV mom Sophia Petrillo on The Golden Girls.
Her acting career began in Yiddish theaters and in Catskills borscht belt resorts.
She released her autobiography, titled If I Knew Then, What I Know Now in 1988, and an exercise video for senior citizens in 1993.
She married Arthur Gettleman in 1947, and the couple had two sons named Carl and Barry.
She was in the sitcom The Golden Girls with Betty White.