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Betty White

Actress and Comedian Betty White
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Profession: Actress and Comedian

United States of America

Why Famous: Betty White is a well known and highly regarded television actress and comedian, famous for her roles in "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "The Golden Girls".

White's long career began in the early 1950s and she was one of the first women to have creative control in Hollywood when she produced her own TV show "Life With Elizabeth".

White went on to win two Emmy Awards for "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" in the 1970s and another Emmy in the 1980s for "The Golden Girls"

In later years White's popularity has continued and she has appeared in TV's "Hot in Cleveland" hosted her own reality TV show "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" as well as becoming the oldest person to host comedy sketch show "Saturday Night Live".

Born: January 17, 1922
Birthplace: Oak Park, Illinois, USA
Age: 99 years old

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Capricorn

Married Life

  • 1963-06-14 "The Golden Girls" actress Betty White (41) weds "Password" game show host Allen Ludden (45) at the Sands Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada

Historical Events

  • 1983-06-06 Betty White becomes 1st woman to win Outstanding Game Show Host at Daytime Emmy Awards for NBC's "Just Men"
  • 1985-09-14 "The Golden Girls", starring Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, and Estelle Getty, debuts on NBC
  • 1987-05-19 1st American Comedy Award: Johnny Carson & Betty White