Betty White

Betty White was an American actress, comedian, and producer. 

In the 1950s, White produced and starred in Life With Elizabeth, becoming the first woman to produce a sitcom in television history. Throughout the 1960s, she was a frequent celebrity guest on the game show Password — where she met her longtime husband, Allen Ludden. 

White became a household name with her roles as Sue Ann Nivens on The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1973-1977) and Rose Nylund on The Golden Girls (1985-1992). She was nominated for 24 Emmys throughout her career and had five Primetime Emmy Award wins. 

White had reoccurring television roles on Boston Legal (2004-2008) and The Bold and the Beautiful (2006-2009) before starring on Hot in Cleveland in 2010. That same year, she also became the oldest host of Saturday Night Live at 88. In 2013, White set the Guinness World Record for the longest TV career for a female entertainer with over 74 years of experience in the industry. In 2021, Betty White passed away just weeks shy of her 100th birthday.
Betty White
Full Name
Betty Marion White
Oak Park, Illionois
Notable Projects
The Golden Girls
12/31/2021 (Age: 99)


How did Betty White pass away?

Betty White passed away at the age of 99 on Dec. 31, 2021. She suffered a stroke six days prior to her death.

How old was Betty White in 'The Golden Girls?'

Betty White was 63 years old when 'The Golden Girls' first aired in 1985.

Who was Betty White's husband?

Betty White was married to Dick Barker in 1945 and Lane Allen from 1947 to 1949. White married Allen Ludden in 1963, and the two were married until he died in 1981.

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Willie Garson, Michael K. Williams and Norm Macdonald were also among the stars featured during the In Memoriam segment aired Sunday amid the 28th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

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