Betty White

Birth Day January 17th, 1922
Birth Place Oak Park, Illinois, U.S.
Age 100 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Capricorn

The multi-award winner, Betty White is an American actress and comedian who spans more than 90 years at filmography to date. Here is a list below of how many films and TV series she appeared in and her achievements. Besides this, she is also an animal rights activist and television personality. She has also served as a producer and is considered one of the pioneers of American television who played a crucial role both behind and in front of the camera during the early days of American television history. Also, let's know more about her through this article.

Early Life

Betty White was born in Oak Park, Illinois, the United States to her parents in the year 1922. Her parents are  Horace Logan White and Tess Curtis White. Her father was a Lighting Company Executive while her mother was a homemaker by profession. She is the only child of her parents. Similarly, she holds American nationality and belongs to the White ethnicity. her birth sign is Capricorn and she follows Christianity.

For education, she schooled at Mann School Beverly Hills. She then went to Beverly Hills High School.

Personal Life

Betty White was married thrice to her life. Firstly, she was married to the U.S. Army Air Corps pilot, Dick Barker in 1945. It seems they face problems in their relationship. Thus, they separated and later divorced in the same year.

After that, she exchanged the wedding vows in 1947 with Lane Allen who is a Hollywood Agent by profession. Also, the relationship was short live and they got a divorce in 1949 after two years of their marriage.

She then married Allen Ludden who is a TV host and personality by profession. The couple first met on the set of his game show Password where she appeared as a celebrity guest in 1961. After the show, they came closer and started dating each other. After dating for almost one and half years, the couple exchanged their wedding vows in 1963. The couple lives blissful life in Lons Angeles until her husband passed away on June 9, 1981, due to stomach cancer. The couple did not share a child together but she has three stepchildren from her husband's previous marriages. She has not remarried since her husband's death. 

Further, once in the interview, she was asked whether she would remarry or not? She replied: "Once you've had the best, who needs the rest?" The statement clearly shows that how she loves him.

Cause of Death

Betty White passed away on December 31, 2021 at the age of 99 due to natural causes. She lived her full time and went peacefully. However, her agent has slammed online claims her passing was related to her having had a coronavirus booster vaccine just a few days. Addressing the false quote, Witjas added, "She never said that regarding the booster. She died of natural causes. She did not have the booster three days before she died." However, the truth is gone with her. We wish her soul has rest in peace..

Net Worth

Betty White spans more than 90 years at filmography and she has been active in the entertainment industry since 1930. Thus, she should have the sum of a good amount of money and fame throughout her career. Based on some online sites, she has a net worth of $85 million at present. However, her current salary and other financial details are not public yet.

Further, she also adds up her income through her endorsements details with the brands like:

  • Arby’s
  • US Healthcare
  • Alltel Wireless Service
  • 1-800-PET MEDS
  • Colgate
  • Richard Hudnut’s Fashion Quick Home Permanent
  • Snickers Candy Bar
  • Spray’n’Wash
  • Snickers
  • Fantastik Cleanser
  • Tide

Body Measurement

Betty White had a slim body with a body measurement of 32-25-35 inches. Her eyes are blue with thin eyebrows and she has a short gray hair color. Also, she has a broad nose. Similarly, she has a height of 5 feet 4 inches and she weighs around 58 Kg. She used to wear 2 (US) dress sizes and 6 (US) shoe sizes. Further, her sexual orientation is straight.

Filmography

Film

  • Time to Kill (1945) - Lou's Girl - Short Film
  • The Daring Miss Jones (1951) - Unknown
  • Advise & Consent (1962) - Senator Bessie Adams
  • Big City Comedy (1996) - Herself
  • The Story of Santa Claus (1996) - Gretchen Claus - Voice
  • Hard Rain (1998) - Doreen Sears
  • Dennis the Menace Strikes Again (1998) - Martha Wilson
  • Holy Man (1998) - Herself
  • Lake Placid (1999) - Mrs. Delores Bickerman
  • The Story of Us (1999) - Lillian Jordan
  • Whispers: An Elephant's Tale (2000) - Round - Voice
  • Tom Sawyer (2000) - Aunt Polly
  • The Retrievers (2001) - Mrs. Krisper
  • The Wild Thornberrys: The Origin of Donnie (2001) - Grandma Sophie - Voice
  • Bringing Down the House (2003) - Mrs. Kline
  • Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt (2003) - Cameo
  • The Third Wish (2005) - Lettie
  • Where's Marty? (2006) - Herself
  • Your Mommy Kills Animals (2007) - Herself - Documentary
  • In Search of Puppy Love (2007) - Herself - Documentary
  • Ponyo (2008) - Yoshie - Voice
  • Love N' Dancing (2009) - Irene
  • The Proposal (2009) - Grandma Annie
  • Part Two: The Warm Mission (2009) - Betty - Short Film
  • You Again (2010) - Grandma Bunny Byer
  • Prep & Landing: Operation: Secret Santa (2010) - Mrs. Claus - Voice
  • Betty White: Champion for Animals (2011) - Herself - Documentary
  • The Lost Valentine (2011) - Caroline Thomas
  • The Lorax (2012) - Grammy Norma - Voice
  • Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy (2013) - Narrator - Documentary
  • Betty White Goes Wild (2013) - Herself - Documentary
  • Toy Story 4 (2019)- Bitey White - Voice
  • Trouble (2019) - Mrs. Sarah Vanderwhoozie - Voice
  • Betty White: 100 Years Young - A Birthday Celebration (2022) - Herself / Archive Footage - Docu-movie released in theatres Jan 17, 2022

Television

  • Unknown (1939) - Unknown
  • Hollywood on Television (1949–50) - Herself
  • The Eddie Albert Show (1953) - Herself
  • Life with Elizabeth (1953–55) - Elizabeth - Lead Role, 65 Episodes
  • The Betty White Show (1954) - Herself - Herself - From February 8, 1954, to December 31, 1954
  • What's My Line? (1955–56) - Herself - 8 Episodes
  • The Millionaire (1956) - Virginia Lennart - Episode: "Millionaire Virginia Lennart"
  • Date with the Angels (1957–58) - Vickie Angel - Lead Role, 33 Episodes
  • The Betty White Show - Herself - Lead Role, 14 Episodes
  • The Tonight Show with Jack Paar (1958–62) - Herself - Recurring Role, 36 Episodes
  • To Tell the Truth (1958–2001, 2016) - Herself - Appearances on CBS (Collyer), NBC (Moore), and ABC (Anderson) Versions. Main Panelist (2016)
  • (Super) (Million Dollar) Password (All-Stars), (Plus) (1961–2008) - Herself - Recurring Panelist; Appeared on all Versions of the Show
  • The United States Steel Hour (1962) - Episode: "Scene of the Crime"
  • Match Game (1963–82, 1990-91) - Herself - Recurring Panelist, Appeared on the first 3 Versions of the Show
  • You Don't Say! (1963–75 - Herself - Recurring Panelist, 10 Episodes
  • That's Life (1968) - Episode: "Buying a House"
  • Petticoat Junction (1969) - Adelle Colby - Episode: "The Cannonball Bookmobile"
  • 1971 The Pet Set (1971) - Herself - Recurring Role, 31 Episodes
  • Vanished (1971) - Herself - NBC TV Mini-Series
  • O'Hara, U.S. Treasury (1972) - Herself) - Episode: "Operation: Lady Luck"
  • The Odd Couple (1972) - Herself - Episode: "Password"
  • The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1973–77) - Sue Ann Nivens - Main Cast, 46 Episodes
  • Lucas Tanner (1975) - Lydia Merrick - Episode: "The Noise of a Quiet Weekend"
  • Ellery Queen (1975) - Louise Demery - Episode: "The Adventure of Miss Aggie's Farewell Performance"
  • The Carol Burnett Show (1975) - Various - Recurring Role, 3 Episodes
  • The Sonny and Cher Show (1976–77) - Herself - Guest Role, 2 Episodes
  • Liar's Club (1976–79) - Herself - Recurring Panelist, 48 Episodes
  • The Betty White Show (1977–78) - Joyce Whitman - Lead Role, 14 Episodes
  • The Hanna-Barbera Happy Hour (1978) - Voice Teacher - 1 Episode
  • Snavely (aka Chateau Snavely) (1978) - Gladys Snavely - 1 Episode (Pilot Only)
  • With This Ring (1978) - TV Film - Evelyn Harris
  • The Best Place to Be (1979) - TV Film - Sally Cantrell
  • Before and After (1979) - TV Film - Anita
  • The Gossip Columnist (1980) - TV Film - Herself
  • The Love Boat (1980) - Various - Guest Role, 5 Episodes
  • Best of the West (1981) - Episode: "Mail Order Bride"
  • Eunice (1982) - Ellen - TV Film
  • The $25,000 Pyramid (1982) - Herself - Recurring Panelist, 85 Episodes
  • Love, Sidney (1982) - Charlotte - Episode: "Charlotte's Web"
  • Just Men! (1983) - Herself - Host, 65 Episodes
  • Fame (1983) - Catherine - Episode: "Sunshine Again"
  • 1983–1984, 1986 Mama's Family Ellen Harper Jackson Recurring role, 15 episodes [26]
  • 1984 Hotel Wilma Klein Episode: "Outsiders"
  • Trivia Trap Herself Celebrity Week
  • St. Elsewhere (1985) - Capt. Gloria Neal - 2 Episodes
  • Who's the Boss? (1985) - Bobby Barnes - 2 Episodes
  • The Golden Girls (1985-92) - Rose Nylund - Main Role, 180 Episodes
  • Alf Loves a Mystery (1987) - Aunt Harriet - TV Film
  • Santa Barbara (1988) - Cameo - Guest Role, 3 Episodes
  • Another World  (1988) - Brenda Barlowe - Special Guest Star
  • Days of Our Lives (1988) - Cameo - Guest Role
  • Empty Nest (1989-92) - Rose Nylund - Guest Role, 3 Episodes
  • Carol & Company (1990) - Trisha Durant - Episode: "Trisha Springs Eternal"
  • Chance of a Lifetime (1991) - Evelyn Eglin - TV Film
  • Nurses (1991) - Rose Nylund - Episode: "Begone with the Wind"
  • The Golden Palace (1992-93) - Rose Nylund - Lead Role, 24 Episodes
  • Bob (1993) - Sylvia Schmidt - Main Role, 8 Episodes
  • Diagnosis: Murder (1994) - Dora Sloan - Episode: "Death by Extermination"
  • The Naked Truth (1995) - Herself - 2 Episodes
  • Maybe This Time(1995) - Shirley Wallace - Main Role, 18 Episodes
  • A Weekend in the Country (1996) - Martha - TV Film
  • Suddenly Susan (1996) - Midge Haber - Episode: "Golden Girl Friday"
  • The John Larroquette Show (1996) - Herself - Episode: "Here We Go Again"
  • The Lionhearts (1998) - Dorothy (Voice) - 5 Episodes
  • L.A. Doctors (1998) - Mrs. Brooks - Episode: "Leap of Faith"
  • Noddy (1998) - Annabelle (Mrs. Santa Claus) - Special: Anything Can Happen At Christmas
  • Hercules (1999) - Hestia (Voice) - Episode: "Hercules and the Tiff on Olympus"
  • Ally McBeal (1999) - Dr. Shirley Flott - Episode: "Seeing Green"
  • Ladies Man (1999) - Mitzi Stiles - Main Role, 30 Episodes
  • King of the Hill (1999) - Dorothy / Ellen / Delia (Voice) - Guest Role, 3 Episodes
  • The Wild Thornberrys (2000) - Sophie Hunter (Voice) - 3 Episodes
  • Intimate Portrait: Betty White (2000) - Herself
  • The Simpsons (2000) - Herself - Episode: "Missionary: Impossible"
  • The Ellen Show (2001) - Connie Gibson - Episode: "Missing the Bus"
  • Teacher's Pet (2002) - Granny (voice) - Episode: "The Turkey That Came for Dinner"
  • Yes, Dear (2002) - Sylvia - Episode: "Kim's New Nanny"
  • Providence (2002) - Julianna - Episode: "The Heart of the Matter"
  • That '70s Show (2002-03) - Bea Sigurdson - Recurring Role, 4 Episodes
  • The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy (2003) - Mrs. Doolin (Voice) - Episode: "Who Killed Who?"
  • Gary the Rat (2003) - Gary's Mother (voice) - Episode: "This Is Not a Pipe"
  • I'm with Her (2003) - Herself - Episode: "Meet the Parent"
  • Stealing Christmas (2003) - Emily Sutton - TV Film
  • Everwood (2003-04) - Carol Roberts - 2 Episodes
  • The Practice (2004) - Catherine Piper - 3 Episodes
  • My Wife and Kids (2004) - Mrs. June Hopkins -Episode: "The Maid"
  • Malcolm in the Middle (2004) - Sylvia - Episode: "Victor's Other Family"
  • Complete Savages (2004-05) - Mrs. Riley - 2 Episodes
  • Joey (2005) - Margaret Bly - Episode: "Joey and the House"
  • Annie's Point (2005) - Annie Eason - TV Film
  • Boston Legal (2005-08) - Catherine Piper - Main Role, 16 episodes
  • My Name Is Earl (2006) - Mrs. May Rose Weezmer - Episode: "The Witch Lady"
  • Family Guy (2006) - Herself - Episode: "Peterotica"
  • The Bold and the Beautiful 2006-09) - Ann Douglas - Recurring Role, 23 Episodes
  • Higglytown Heroes (2007) - Grandma (voice) - Episode: Calling All Heroes
  • Ugly Betty (2007) - Herself - Episode: "Bananas for Betty"
  • The Simpsons (2007) - Episode: "Homerazzi"
  • 30 Rock (2009) - Herself - Episode: "Stone Mountain"
  • Glenn Martin DDS (2009-10) - Grandma Shelia Martin (Voice) - Guest Role, 2 Episodes
  • The Middle (2010) - Mrs. Nethercott - Episode: "Average Rules"
  • Saturday Night Live (2010) - Herself - Episode: "Betty White/Jay-Z"
  • Community (2010) - Professor June Bauer - Episodes: "Anthropology 101" & "The Psychology of Letting Go"
  • Hot in Cleveland (2010-15) - Elka Ostrovsky - Main Role, 128 Episodes Pound Puppies (2010-13) - Agatha McLeish (Voice) - Main Role, 13 Episodes
  • The Lost Valentine Caroline (2011) - Thomas - TV Film
  • Betty White's Off Their Rockers (2012-17) - Herself - Host
  • The Client List (2012) - Ruth Hudson - Episode: "Past Is Prologue"
  • Save Me (2013) - God - Episode: "Holier Than Thou"
  • Mickey Mouse (2013) - Old Lady (voice) - Episode: "New York Weenie"
  • The Soul Man (2014) - Elka Ostrovsky - Episode: "All the Way Live"
  • Saturday Night Live (2015) - Grandmother - Episode: "Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special"
  • Fireside Chat with Esther (2015-17) - Rose / Lady Bette - 3 Episodes
  • Bones (2015-17) - Dr. Beth Mayer - 2 Episodes
  • Betty White's Smartest Animals in America (2015) - Herself - Host
  • SpongeBob SquarePants (2016) - Beatrice (Voice) - Episode: "Mall Girl Pearl"
  • Crowded Sandy (2016) - Episode: "The Fixer"
  • Young & Hungry (2017) - Ms. Bernice Wilson - 2 Episodes
  • If You're Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast (2017) - Herself - TV Film
  • Betty White: First Lady of Television (2018) - Documentary
  • Forky Asks a Question (2019) - Bitey White - Episode: "What Is Love?"

Awards and Nominations

American Comedy Awards

  • 1987: Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) Network, Cable or Syndication - Golden Girls - Won
  • 1990: Lifetime Achievement Award in Comedy - Won
  • 2000: Funniest Female Guest Appearance in a TV Series - Ally McBeal - Won
  • 1990: Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) Network, Cable or Syndication - Golden Girls - Nominated

Britannia Awards

  • 2010: Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy - Won

The Comedy Awards

  • 2011: Best Actress in a TV Comedy - Hot in Cleveland - Nominated

Disney Legends

  • 2009: Disney Legend - Won

Primetime Emmy Award

  • 1975 - Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series - The Mary Tyler Moore Show - Won
  • 1976: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series - The Mary Tyler Moore Show - Won
  • 1986: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - The Golden Girls - Won
  • 1996: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series - The John Larroquette Show - Won
  • 2010: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series - Saturday Night Live - Won
  • 1951: Best Actress - Nominated
  • 1977: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series - The Mary Tyler Moore Show - Nominated
  • 1987: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - The Golden Girls - Nominated
  • 1988: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - The Golden Girls - Nominated
  • 1989: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - The Golden Girls - Nominated
  • 1990: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - The Golden Girls - Nominated
  • 1991: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - The Golden Girls - Nominated
  • 1992: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - The Golden Girls - Nominated
  • 1997: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series - Suddenly Susan - Nominated
  • 2003: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series - Yes, Dear - Nominated
  • 2004: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series - The Practice - Nominated
  • 2009: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series - My Name Is Earl - Nominated
  • 2011: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series - Hot in Cleveland - Nominated
  • 2012: Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program - Betty White's Off Their Rockers - Nominated
  • 2013: Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program - Betty White's Off Their Rockers - Nominated
  • 2014: Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program - Betty White's Off Their Rockers - Nominated

Daytime Emmy Award

  • 1983: Outstanding Game Show Host - Just Men! - Won
  • 1984: Outstanding Game Show Host - Just Men! - Nominated
  • 2015: Lifetime Achievement - Honored

Regional Emmy Award

  • 1952: Los Angeles Emmy Award for Outstanding Personality - Life with Elizabeth - Won

Gracie Allen Awards

  • 2011: Best Actress in a Comedy Series - Hot in Cleveland - Won

Grammy Awards

  • 2011: Best Spoken Word Recording - If You Ask Me (And of Course You Won't) - Won

Golden Apple Award

  • 1986 - Female Star of the Year - Won

Golden Globes

  • 1986: Best Actress - Television Series Musical or Comedy - Golden Girls - Nominated
  • 1987: Best Actress - Television Series Musical or Comedy - Golden Girls - Nominated
  • 1988: Best Actress - Television Series Musical or Comedy - Golden Girls - Nominated
  • 1989: Best Actress - Television Series Musical or Comedy - Golden Girls - Nominated

Hollywood Walk of Fame

  • 1995: Star on the Walk of Fame - Won

MTV Movie Awards

  • 2010: Best WTF Moment - The Proposal - Nominated
  • 2010: Best Comedic Performance - The Proposal - Nominated

NewNowNext Awards

  • 2010: Cause You're Hot - Nominated

People's Choice Awards

  • 2015: TV Icon - Won
  • 2011: Favorite TV Guest Star - Community - Nominated
  • 2011: Favorite Web Celeb - Nominated

Screen Actors Guild

  • 2011: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series - Hot in Cleveland - Won
  • 2012: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series - Hot in Cleveland - Won
  • 2011: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Hot in Cleveland - Nominated
  • 2012 - Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie - The Lost Valentine - Nominated
  • 2013: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series - Hot in Cleveland - Nominated

Honorary Awards

  • 2010: Life Achievement Award - Honored

Slammy Award

  • 2014: Raw Guest Star of the Year - WWE Raw - Nominated

Teen Choice Award

  • 2010: Best Dance (with Sandra Bullock) - The Proposal - Won

TV Land Award

  • 2003: Quintessential Non-Traditional Family - Won
  • 2004: Groundbreaking Show - The Mary Tyler Moore Show - Won
  • 2008: Pop Culture Award - Won

UCLA Jack Benny Award

  • 2011: Comedian - Won

Viewers for Quality Television

  • 1987: Best Actress in a Quality Comedy Series - Golden Girls - Won
  • 1988: Best Actress in a Quality Comedy Series - Golden Girls - Won

Women Film Critics Circle

  • 2021: Lifetime Achievement - Won

Literature

Books

  • Betty White's Pet-Love: How Pets Take Care of Us. W. Morrow (1983)
  • Betty White in Person - Doubleday (1987)
  • The Leading Lady: Dinah's Story - Bantam Books (1991) (With Tom Sullivan)
  • Here We Go Again: My Life In Television - Scribner (1995)
  • Together: A Novel of Shared Vision - Center Point Pub - (2008) (With Tom Sullivan)
  • If You Ask Me (And of Course You Won't) - Penguin 2011)
  • Betty & Friends: My Life at the Zoo - Penguin (2011)

Audiobooks

  • 2004: Here We Go Again (Read by the Author)
  • 2011: If You Ask Me: (And of Course You Won't) (Read by the Author), Penguin Audio

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