Betty White Facts

Betty White Facts
Betty White is an American comedian and actress and holds the record for being the longest female entertainer on television. She was born Betty Marion White on January 17th, 1922, in Oak Park, Illinois, to Christine Tess and Horace Logan White. During the Great Depression her family moved to Alhambra, California and then Los Angeles. Betty White had early ambitions to become a forest ranger but instead pursued writing because being a ranger was not an option for women at the time. She wrote a play in high school and developed an interest in acting as a result. She began in radio and in 1949 began to appear on the television variety show Hollywood on Television. She began hosting the show in 1952 and her long career in television began.
Interesting Betty White Facts:
Betty White's father was an electrical engineer and her mother was a homemaker.
The first television show that Betty White's produced and appeared in was a comedy titled Life with Elizabeth. Betty starred in the show and won a Regional Los Angeles Emmy for it in 1952.
Life with Elizabeth was the first television show to be produced by a woman who was also starring in it.
Betty White hosted the daily talk show The Betty White Show in 1954.
In 1957-58 Betty White appeared as Vicki Angel in the show Date with the Angels.
In 1962 Betty White appeared as Kansas Senator Elizabeth Ames Adams in the movie Advise & Consent. This would be her only film role for decades, despite being well received for her performance.
In 1973 Betty White appeared in guest spots on The Mary Tyler Moore Show. She was soon given the regular role of Sue Ann Nivens, also known as The Happy Homemaker.
Betty White received both her second and third Emmy's from her role on The Mary Tyler Moore Show.
In 1977 Betty White got her own show for the second time in her career - The Betty White Show. It remained on the air for only one season.
Betty White appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson several times as well as on The Carol Burnett Show multiple times.
Betty White also appeared in With This Ring, The Gossip Columnist, Before and After, and The Best Place to Be.
Betty White won a Daytime Emmy Award in 1983 for Outstanding Game Show Host for Just Men. She was the first woman to win that award.
Betty White went on to play Ellen Harper Jackson on Mama's Family in the 1980s.
Betty White took on the role of Rose Nyland in the Golden Girls in 1985, which ran until 1992 and for which she won another Emmy.
Betty appeared in many more television series in guest roles and the soap opera The Bold and the beautiful.
In 2010 Betty White began to play Elka Ostrovsky in the show Hot in Cleveland. The show ran for 128 episodes until 2015.
Betty White has been married three times, to Dick Barker, Lane Allen, and Allen Luden.
Betty White has won a Grammy, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, eight Emmy Awards, and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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