Betty Marion White Ludden, popular as Betty White is an American actress and comedian with longest TV career of any entertainer. She is regarded as a pioneer of television and was one of the first women to have control both in front and behind the camera. She is known for her award-winning roles as Sue Ann Nivens on The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1973–77) and Rose Nylund on The Golden Girls (1985–92).
Early Life And Education Of Betty White
Betty White was born on 17th of January in 1922 at Oak Park, Illinois in the USA. Her birth name was Betty Marion White. She is an American Citizen and her ethnicity is mixed with white face color.
She was an only child to her parents so she always got pretty good attention. She was interested in writing from her early age. Later the family moved to Lon Angelos, California where she completed her remaining studies.
She was an only child to the Danish father and Greek mother. Her father, Horace White, was a lighting company executive while her mother, Tess White, was a homemaker.
Her education started as she joined Horace Mann School Beverly Hills. Later she continued her education through Beverly Hills High School.
Betty White's Career And Struggle
Although she began her career working for Radio Program she became popular with radio shows in 1940. In 1949 she started working as a TV-host in a live show. In 1954 she hosted her own brief daily talk show –The Betty White Show.
Her debut film came in 1962 and was named as Advise and Consent. Although she appeared in many night time or daytime talk show as well as game shows, her popularity in the 60s and 70s were due to her ability to host the program confidently and her very lively comedy acts left an impression in people.
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She was the first woman to win Emmy Award for Just Men-The game show. She is in fact recognized as the first lady of game shows. The decades of the 2000s have been lucky for White as she made her appearance back again in The Bold and Beautiful in 2006.
She also appeared on Oprah Winfrey Show in 2008. She also contributed her role in The Boston Legal up to 2008. She has many other roles in various series/Films/programs as an actress, dancer or as host.
She has also written some books and won Grammy for If you Ask me (I know you won’t)”. “I’m still Hot” was her remix song in 2011 at the age of 89. Lately, in 2013 she has voiced a character in popular show Mickey Mouse.
In her early ages, she was rejected in studios for not being “photogenic”. So she doesn’t have any hot pictures but rather her formal pictures are available on various websites.
Betty White's Personal Life
She was first married to Dick Barker-U.S Army Air Corps pilot, in 1945 and later to Lane Allen in 1947. After a divorce in 1949, she lived single until she got married to Allen Ludden on 1963. Although she doesn’t have her own children she is stepmother to 3 children.
White is 5’4” tall, 54 kg in weight and she is 92 years old by the end of 2013.
Betty White's Net Worth And Salary
Betty White's net worth is $45 million at present. She is one of the well known American actress, comedian, presenter, singer, and author and television personality. She has already retired from her career but her career was rather successful.
Awards and Achievements
She has been nominated for various awards during her career for different work. She has altogether won 24 awards. She has won Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in Comedy Series in “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “The Golden Girls”. She has also won Emmy Awards for Outstanding Game Host Show in “Just Men”.
She has won Golden Apple Award in the category of Female Star of the year.S he has won American Comedy Awards and Viewers for Quality Television award. She was honored with Lifetime achievement award in Comedy by American Comedy Awards and Screen Actors Guide. She was also awarded a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Recording.
Some of the other awards she was honored with were Walk of Fame, TV land Awards, Television Critics Association Award, Disney Legend, Screen Actor Guide, Teen Choice Award, UCLA jack Benny Award, and Screen Actors Guide. Last time she received an award for best actress in comedy series in 2012 while lately also got nominated for Grammy Award for Outstanding Host in 2013.
by sushma, 31 May, 2014