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Old 05-31-2013, 09:29 PM   #16
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Bea, Betty and Estelle were in their 60's during the shows run. The character of Sophia was in her '80's. I believe the characters of Dorothy and Rose were in their 60's, and Blanche was like 59, although she always lied about her age!
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Blanche's real age can easily be figured out...watch the mother's day episode where Blanche is remembering visiting her mom in the nursing home and she is remembering how on Christmas Day she, 17 years old, ran off to marry a man. Blanche's mother states the exact date. I want to say it was 1941 but I would have to watch the episode again.

1941 - 17 = 1924 - She would have been 61 in 1985.
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Just rewatched the Mother's Day episode Blanche was 17 in 1949 not 1941 as I previously thought.

1949-17 = 1932 which means she was 53 in 1985.
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Funny, when I was younger I thought they were old. Now when I catch the show in reruns, they really don't seem as old to me as they used to
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Dorothy apparently is one year younger than Blanche..we know she got pregnant while still in high school...in one of the first season shows she states it happened at a drive in theater when Stan told her he was being sent to the Korean War which began in 1950. So if it was at least 1950 and she was 17 would make her 52 in 1985 yet she is supposed to be older than Blanche. On another episode she gives a totally different story about how she got pregnant (the story about Stan "running" out if gas). In the episode when Blanche's dead husband returns Dorothy describes herself as a woman "in the 50's".

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The GG would not work today if they were supposed to be mere 50 somethings. They would have to be in their 70s. Sophia would need to be over 90.
Sure it would've worked today. The show is about funny women living together. Not about old age.
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In 1985, I was 21. I am now 49, so....
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In 1985, I was 21. I am now 49, so....
..So?
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Wow!

Plus keep in mind Betty White is the OLDEST of the main cast yet all main cast members younger than her have died!

Even Betty White has commented on this!
On All in the Family Edith and Archie were in their 40's. They looked like somebody in their 60's to me.
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Carroll was 44 when he began AITF, but he was 60 by the time he finished Archie Bunker's Place.

Jean was just a year older than Carroll.
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Think about it this way: Madonna, who just performed at the Super Bowl halftime show, is now a few years older than Rue McClanahan was when The Golden Girls started.
That is just insane when you think about, women today I guess just age slowly or good genes or a good plastic surgeon who knows.

I mean compare the GG ladies with Cindy Crawford at 48, Valerie Bertinelli at 54 and Christie Brinkley at 60. the mind boggles.
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In 1985, I was 21. I am now 49, so....
I feel for you buddy. I'll be 49 this June.
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On All in the Family Edith and Archie were in their 40's. They looked like somebody in their 60's to me.
I agree. They looked older than people in their 40s.

I think it's because people live longer now than they did in the 1970s, and they take better care of themselves. in 1970, the average life expectancy of an American was 70. Today it's 79. And people take better care of themselves: they eat better, they smoke and drink less, etc.
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