Estelle Getty Sons,Barry Gettleman Wikipedia

Barry Gettleman is the son of the notable actress and comedian Estelle Getty and her husband, Arthur Gettleman. He was born on July 25, 1923, and would be 99 years of age as of this year. Barry has a brother named Carl Gettleman and is known for his work on the famous Intimate Portrait documentary series, produced in 1990.

While his birthplace is unknown, Barry was raised and lived in the United States of America, making him an American by birth. He has amassed a net worth of $1.9 million, primarily from his involvement in the Intimate Portrait TV series documentary with his mother, Estelle Getty. However, information regarding his other work and awards remains undisclosed.

About Barry’s mother, Estelle Getty:

Estelle Getty became acquainted with Arthur Gettleman, and she began using his last name in the New York Theatre Circuit. Nine months after their initial meeting, they tied the knot on December 21, 1947, and subsequently welcomed their sons Barry and Carl Gettleman.

After their marriage, the family resided in various locations, including Oakland Gardens in Queens, New York. They initially lived in the Bronx before settling in a community called Bell Park Gardens, which offered housing and support to World War II Jewish veterans. During this time, Arthur assisted Estelle’s father in his glass establishment business.

In the 1980s and 1990s, Estelle and Arthur led independent lives before Estelle relocated to California. Arthur continued working in the family’s glass business while Estelle pursued her acting career, most notably for her role as Sophia Petrillo on the TV show “The Golden Girls.” They remained married until Arthur’s passing on September 24, 2004, at the age of 85.

HIV/AIDS activism:

Estelle Getty was actively involved in HIV/AIDS activism. Rosie O’Donnell and Harvey Fierstein, notable members of the LGBTQ community, have described her dedication to the cause. Estelle had personally experienced the loss of numerous family members and friends to the disease, including her nephew Steven Scher, who was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS.

In 1996, Estelle opened an institute called Beacon Place in Greensboro, North Carolina, near her nephew’s hometown. Beacon Place provided support and care for individuals affected by HIV/AIDS. The institute has remained active as of 2021, serving as a testament to Estelle’s ongoing commitment to the cause.