The Memorable Betty White

Betty White was a renowned American actress and comedian. She was born on Jan. 17, 1922, in Oak Park, Illinois. Unfortunately, White passed away due to a stroke at age 99 on Dec. 31, 2021, just weeks before her 100th birthday.

Betty White started working in the film industry in 1939 at the age of 17. According to eNews Park Forest, White was the first woman to produce a sitcom, “Life with Elizabeth,” and the first woman to work both in front of and behind the camera.

During her early years, she went to Horace Mann Elementary School in Beverly Hills. She later attended Beverly Hills High School, graduating in 1939. Betty White was married to 3 men in her lifetime: Dick Barker in 1945, Lane Allen from 1947 to 1949, and Allen Ludden from 1963 to 1981.

White acted in multiple roles in movies and shows, some of which include “The Proposal” (2009), “The Bold and the Beautiful” (1987), “Lake Placid” (1999), and “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” (1970). One of White’s most famous roles was in “The Golden Girls,” a sitcom in which she played Rose Nylund. “The Golden Girls” started in 1985 and ended after 7 seasons in 1992.

According to Britannica, White also wrote numerous books including, “Betty White in Person” in 1987, “Here We Go Again: My Life in Television” in 1995, “Betty & Friends: My Life at the Zoo” in 2011, and “If You Ask Me (And of Course You Won’t)” in 2011. Throughout her lifetime she received many awards. Some of the awards White received include the Prime Time Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and the People’s Choice Award for Favorite TV Icon.

A true icon. Rest in peace.