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Golden Girls Day: 25 years of being a friend

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Lunch break!

Twenty-five years ago, Betty White was just a spry 63-year-old starting a new sitcom about four friends living together in Florida. Along with Beatrice Arthur, Rue McClanahan and Estelle Getty the show, "Golden Girls," ran for seven seasons, won two Emmys, three Golden Globes and paved the way for Betty White's Saturday Night Live hosting career.

There was something magical about the sultry seniors, and it was not just thanks to the comic timing of Estelle Getty. This was Sex in the City before Carrie Bradshaw was old enough to drive. They rocked the leisure pantsuit and the full pajama. These women were not your everyday grandmother. Take a look back at the golden ladies:

Here's a best of round up:

And a blooper reel:

Who was your favorite girl?

(Thanks to The Awl for making me realize how old we all are.)

By Melissa Bell  | September 15, 2010; 1:30 PM ET
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