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21 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of The Golden Girls

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They've been gracing our television screens for decades and we still can't get enough of them. The Golden Girls taught us the value of friendship and, while they were at it, they shattered some of the most ridiculous stereotypes about older women. Brought to life by Betty White, Rue McClanahan, Bea Arthur and Estelle Getty, these ladies were passionate, funny, sarcastic, ambitious, and totally obsessed with cheesecake. They reminded viewers that older women can lead exciting and fulfilling lives, and that's exactly why we still find them all so darn lovable.

If you're obsessed with the show like we are, then chances are you've already seen your fair share of re-runs on the Hallmark channel (and maybe you can recite a dialogue or two). But have you ever wondered about what went on behind the scenes? For instance, were the actresses as close in real life? Did they get the roles that they originally auditioned for? And did they have any awkward moments on the set?

We found the answers to these questions and more with these 21 behind-the-scenes secrets!

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