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Overview :-

BornJanuary 17, 1922 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA
DiedDecember 31, 2021 in Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, USA  (cerebrovascular accident)
Birth NameBetty Marion White
NicknamesGrand Dame of Television
Queen of Television
Queen of T.V.
Height5′ 4″ (1.63 m)
Betty White

Mini Bio :-

Betty White was born in Oak Park, Illinois, to Christine Tess (Cachikis), a homemaker, and Horace Logan White, a lighting company executive for the Crouse-Hinds Electric Company. She is of Danish, Greek, English, and Welsh descent.

Although best known as the devious Sue Ann Nivens on the classic sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970) and the ditzy Rose Nylund on The Golden Girls (1985), Betty White had been in television for a long, long time before those two shows, having had her own series, Life with Elizabeth (1952) in 1952. The widow of TV game-show host Allen Ludden, she has been inducted into the Television Hall of Fame and is known for her tireless efforts on behalf of animals.

Betty White
Mandatory Credit: Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP/REX/Shutterstock (9217041a) Betty White attends the SNL 40th Anniversary Special in New York. White, a passionate animal activist, has harsh words for the Minnesota dentist that killed a protected lion known as Cecil while on a hunting trip in Zimbabwe this month. You don’t want to hear some of the things I want to do to that man, said the 93-year-old actress in an interview Thursday, July 30. White was promoting a new block of programming on Discovery Family Channel called Pawgust, throughout the month of August, with shows, specials and movies about animals. She will serve as the host of Pawgust, and be featured in promos TV Critics Betty White, New York, USA – 15 Feb 2015

Betty White Family :-

SpouseAllen Ludden¬†(14 June¬†1963 –¬†9 June¬†1981) ¬†(his death)
Lane Allan¬†(8 November¬†1947 –¬†17 July¬†1949) ¬†(divorced)
Frederick Richard (Dick) Barker (7 July¬†1945 –¬†18 December¬†1945) ¬†(divorced)
ChildrenNone
Ludden, David
Ludden, Martha
Ludden, Sarah
ParentsWhite, Horace Logan
White (Cachikis), Christine Tess
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Betty White Trade Mark :-

Seductive raspy voice

Sparkling blue eyes

Always smiling and sunny disposition

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Received the Women’s International Center (WIC) Living Legacy Award (1988).

Began her career as the Phone Girl on¬†Al Jarvis’s afternoon television show in Los Angeles, California.

James L. Brooks¬†offered her the role of¬†Helen Hunt’s mother in¬†As Good as It Gets¬†(1997). She turned down the role because she objected to the treatment of the dog in the film.

Beloved frequent guest celebrity/panelist on numerous game shows, including every version of Password (1961), The Hollywood Squares (Daytime) (1965), Match Game (1973), The $10,000 Pyramid (1973), and countless others.

Per her autobiography, White was named “Betty” at birth not “Elizabeth” because her parents did not want her to be saddled with any of the nicknames and derivatives of Elizabeth — i.e. Beth, Liza, Ellie, etc.

2.

She played the same character (Rose Nylund) on four different series: The Golden Girls (1985), Empty Nest (1988), Nurses (1991), and The Golden Palace (1992).

Attended and graduated from Beverly Hills High School in Beverly Hills, California at age 17 (1939).

Was strongly critical of reality television.

Admitted to having had cosmetic surgery before The Golden Girls (1985), even though the program was about growing old and not having a problem with it.

Her paternal grandfather, Christopher Hans Christian White, was Danish, and her maternal grandfather, Nicholas Cachikis, was Greek. Her grandmothers, Etta K. Lundy and Margaret Hobbs, both Canadian-born, had English and Welsh ancestry.

3.

Was an avid animal welfare activist and works with a number of organizations; including the Los Angeles Zoo Commission, the Morris Animal Foundation, Actors & Others for Animals, the Farm Animal Reform Movement, and Friends of Animals.

Betty was originally considered for the role of the sexpot Blanche Deveraeux on The Golden Girls (1985). However, Betty had already been the aggressive Sue Ann Nivens on The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970) and Rue McClanahan had played the introverted Vivian Cavender on Maude (1972). It was thought best not to have these two actresses reprise similar characters. Therefore, Betty got the role of naive Rose Nylund and Rue played the oversexed Blanche Deveraeux.

Was portraying the conniving, gold-digging Ellen Harper, the niece of¬†Rue McClanahan, who played the prudish Aunt Fran on¬†Mama’s Family¬†(1983) at the same time as they were working together on¬†The Golden Girls¬†(1985) in almost opposite roles.

4.

Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6747 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on February 18, 1988. The star is located next to her late husband¬†Allen Ludden’s star.

Made several appearances on Santa Barbara (1984) as part of a contest.

In 1955, Betty White was the honorary mayor of Hollywood, California.

At age 88 and a half, she was the oldest person to ever host Saturday Night Live (1975). [2010]

She was a member of the Unity Church.

5.

Of the four principal stars/actresses on The Golden Girls (1985), Betty White is the oldest (first born), as well as the last surviving. (In order: Betty White, born on January 17, 1922; Bea Arthur, born on May 13, 1922; Estelle Getty, born on July 25, 1923; and Rue McClanahan, born on February 21, 1934).

Best known for her starring role as Rose Nylund on The Golden Girls (1985).

She started her entertainment career on radio in 1930 at the age of 8 playing an adopted orphan on the soap opera “Empire Builders”.

She was a Democrat and through the years has endorsed Franklin D. Roosevelt, Adlai Stevenson, John F. Kennedy, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.

Appeared on many games shows with good friend Vicki Lawrence who was also a big game player.

6.

Ralph Helfer, renowned animal trainer and Hollywood animal behaviorist, was very dear friends with Betty who provided many of his exotic animals for her television show The Pet Set (1971).

Met Mark Goodson, Bill Todman, Frank Wayne and Chester Feldman; when White was in New York, doing game shows.

Stepmother of David Ludden, Martha Ludden and Sarah Ludden (Allen Ludden’s children from his first marriage to Margaret McGloin).

Started writing plays while in grammar school.

White’s parents met in Chicago, where her father, Horace Logan White, worked at an electrical company, and her mother, Christine, was a housewife. She was born in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park, but the family moved to Los Angeles when Betty was only two years old.

7.

Before she was a successful comedienne, actress and an animal activist, she was a member of the American Women’s Voluntary Services (where she drove a PX truck) during World War II and she worked as a disc jockey at KLAC.

She was the last surviving cast member of The Golden Girls (1985).

Graduated from Horace Mann Grammar School in Beverly Hills, California.

In February 1939, at the request of the Los Angeles Packard dealer Earle C. Anthony, she performed for an experimental television broadcast in the Packard Motor Car Company building where she performed songs from the operetta The Merry Widow with Harry Bennett, Beverly Hill High School’ student body president.

Skipped college to study classical vocal training under opera singer Felix Hughes, uncle of Howard Hughes.

8.

Studied acting at the Bliss-Hayden Theatre run by husband-wife team of film actors Harry Hayden and Lela Bliss.

The first two plays she auditioned for she landed the lead; Philip Barry’s “Spring Dance” which ran 8 performances and the wartime romantic comedy “Dear Ruth”.

In radio she performed in episodes of “The Great Gildersleeve”, “Blondie” and “This Is Your FBI”.

In 1949 she appeared on KLAC’s “Grab Your Phone” (not on IMDb) where she was one of four phone girls from the public answering the questions by host Wes Battersea. She was paid $20 per week.

Her special song with Lane Allan while they were a couple was Carl Ravazza’s “I Love You For Sentimental Reasons”.

9.

In 1949 she was recommended by band leader Roc Hillman for a KLAC fifteen-minute comedy show called “Tom, Dick, And Harry” (not on IMDb) that starred three vaudevillians who ran a hotel. Betty played a maid The show lasted few weeks.

Received her union card to work in radio by saying the line “Parkay” in a commercial during an episode of “The Great Gildersleeve”. She earned $37.50 but had to pay $69 to join the union.

In 1949 she appeared on a local Los Angeles tv station special “Haynes At The Reins” (not on IMDb) that featured KLAC radio disc jockey Dick Haynes. She performed “Somebody Loves Me” and “I’d Lie To Get You On A Slow Boat To China” with bandleader Roc Hillman and his band. She was unpaid.

Last surviving main cast member (at 99) of the The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970) after Edward Asner (Aug. 29) and Gavin MacLeod (May 29) died in 2021.

Born at 6:38 PM (CST).

10.

In 1954, she was criticized for having black tap dancer¬†Arthur Duncan¬†in her show¬†The Betty White Show¬†(1954). The producers wanted to remove him from the show, but she said “He stays. Live with it,” and gave Duncan more airtime. Soon afterwards, her show was canceled.

Died December 31st 2021 just 17 days from her 100th birthday January 17th.

Her death marked the fifth major figure from The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970) to die in 2021 after Cloris Leachman, Gavin MacLeod, Edward Asner and director Jay Sandrich.

She graduated from Beverly Hills High School in the Winter Class of 1939. Her name is listed as Betty Marion White. Her picture is on page 31 of the Watchtower, the school’s yearbook.

Her final word before passing was “Allen” the first name of her late husband,¬†Allen Ludden.

In her 2011 book If You Ask Me (And of Course You Won’t), Betty stated that she had her eyes done in 1976, and had let nature take its course ever since.

She passed away only a few weeks before what would have been her 100 birthday.

Upon her death, she was cremated, and her ashes returned unto the custody of her longtime press agent, Jeff Witjas.

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