Who doesn’t love Dorothy, Blanche, Rose and Sophia? The fierce foursome of elderly gal pals first hit television screens on September 14, 1985, when the NBC sitcom The Golden Girls debuted to critical acclaim.

Starring Beatrice Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan and Estelle Getty, the popular show ran for seven stellar seasons, playing its final episode on May 9, 1992. Only die-hard fans know that Broadway legend Elaine Stritch auditioned for Dorothy before it was ultimately given to Arthur and that McClanahan got to keep her costumes!

BETTY WHITE VOLUNTEERED TO DO NUDE SCENE!

In honor of the beloved sitcom’s milestone anniversary this month, OK! spills 15 behind-the-scenes secrets about the show and its stars.

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