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Betty White

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Betty White

American actress, comedienne, singer, author, and television personality add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1922.

Countries: United States (64%), United Kingdom (9%), California (9%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: TV Land, Rue McClanahan, Estelle Getty

Linked to: American Humane Association, Beverly Hills High School, Horace Mann School Beverly Hills, Television Critics Association

 

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Betty White was born in 1922 add something


1940

In the 1940s, she worked in radio appearing on shows such as "Blondie", "The Great Gildersleeve", and "This Is Your FBI" add something


1945

In 1945, White married Dick Barker, a U.S. Army Air Corps pilot add something


1947

In 1947, she married Lane Allen, a Hollywood agent add something


1949

In 1949, she began appearing as co-host with Al Jarvis on his daily, live variety show "Hollywood on Television" on KLAC in Los Angeles add something

 

This marriage ended in divorce in 1949 add something


 

In 1950, Betty was nominated for her first Emmy award as "Best Actress" on television, competing with such legendary stars as Judith Anderson, Helen Hayes, and Imogene Coca add something

 

Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, White appeared on a number of late night talkshows and daytime game shows, including "Password" add something

 

White performed in commercials seen on live television in Los Angeles, including a spirited rendition of the "Dr. Ross Dog Food" advertisement at KTLA during the 1950s add something


1952

In 1952, the same year she began hosting "Hollywood on Television", White co-founded Bandy Productions with writer George Tibbles and Don Fedderson, a producer add something

 

White began hosting the show by herself in 1952 after Jarvis' departure, spanning five and a half hours of live ad-lib television six days per week over a contiguous four-year span altogether add something

 

White portrayed the title character on the sitcom from 1952 to 1955, which effectively boosted her career add something


1954

In 1954, she briefly hosted and produced her own daily talk show, "The Betty White Show", on NBC add something


1956

White began a nineteen-year run as host on the program in 1956; NBC replaced her in 1975, feeling she was too identified with rival network CBS due to her new-found success on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" add something


1957

Following "Life with Elizabeth", she appeared as Vicki Angel on the sitcom "Date with the Angels" from 1957 to 1958 add something

 

Bill Williams (actor) - In 1957, he co-starred with Betty White in television's "Date with the Angels"


1960

Betty White's greatest fame during the 1960s and early 1970s with the general public was likely from her long stint as hostess and commentator on the annual Tournament of Roses Parade broadcast on NBC, often co-hosting with Lorne Greene add something


1961

White made many appearances on the hit game show "Password" as a celebrity guest from 1961 through 1975 add something


1962

She made her feature film debut as Kansas Senator Elizabeth Ames Adams in the 1962 drama, "Advise and Consent" add something


1963

She married the show's host, Allen Ludden, in 1963 add something


1970

Her interest in animal rights and welfare began in the early 1970s while she was both producing and hosting the syndicated series, "The Pet Set", which spotlighted celebrities and their pets add something

 

White had originated this character in a series of sketches on "The Carol Burnett Show" in the 1970s add something


1973

In 1973, White made a guest appearance in season four of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" as "The Happy Homemaker" add something


1974

She has been a member of the board of directors of the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association since 1974 add something


1975

The two appeared together on the "Match Game" panel in 1975 add something


 

White was the recipient of the Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters Golden Ike award and the Genii award from the American Women in Radio and Television in 1976 add something

 

John Hillerman - From 1976 to 1980, he had a recurring role as Mr. Conners on the television series "One Day at a Time", and he co-starred as Betty White's ex-husband on the short-lived "The Betty White Show" in 1977


1977

The appearance made her, at age 88, the oldest person to host the show, beating Miskel Spillman, the winner of "SNL"'s "Anybody Can Host" contest, who was 80 when she hosted in 1977 add something


1981

Allen Ludden died from stomach cancer on June 9, 1981, in Los Angeles add something


1983

From 1983 through 1985, she had a recurring role playing Ellen Harper Jackson on the series "Mama's Family", along with future "Golden Girls" co-star Rue McClanahan add something


1985

When "Mama's Family" was picked up in syndication after being canceled by NBC in 1985, White left the show add something

 

"The Golden Girls", which starred Bea Arthur, Estelle Getty, and Rue McClanahan, was immensely successful and ran from 1985 through 1992 add something


1986

Charles Shaughnessy - In 1986, he appeared with Betty White and Bert Convy on "Super Password", and in January 1993, Shaugnessy appeared in an episode of Murphy Brown as the title character's date to a formal occasion


 

The American Veterinary Medical Association awarded White with its Humane award in 1987 for her charitable work with animals add something

 

The American Comedy awards awarded her the award for Funniest Female in 1987 as well as the Lifetime Achievement award in 1990 add something


1990

Her film credits in the late 1990s and early 2000s included "Hard Rain", "Dennis the Menace Strikes Again" and "Bringing Down the House", in which she co-starred with Steve Martin and Queen Latifah add something


1992

When Beatrice Arthur left in 1992, White, McClanahan, and Getty reprised their roles Rose, Blanche, and Sophia in the spin-off "The Golden Palace" add something


1995

She was formally inducted into the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame in 1995 add something

 

Craig Ferguson - His first U.S. role was as baker Logan McDonough on the short-lived 1995 ABC comedy "Maybe This Time", which starred Betty White and Marie Osmond


1996

She won an Emmy in 1996 for "Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series", appearing as herself on an episode of "The John Larroquette Show" add something


1999

In 1999, she had a supporting role in the monster film "Lake Placid", as a widow who later is revealed to have raised the giant crocodile add something

 

Sharon Lawrence - She co-starred with Betty White and Alfred Molina on the short-lived sitcom "Ladies Man" from 1999 to 2001


2000

According to the Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Garden's "ZooScape" Member Newsletter, White hosted "History on Film" from 2000 to 2002 add something

 

Some of her other most recent television credits in the 2000s include "Stealing Christmas", "Annie's Point" and "The Retrievers" add something

 

White's career has been in revival throughout the first decades of the 2000s, and her continuing cultural relevance is reflected in the numerous television and film projects she has been a part of add something


2005

White had a recurring role in ABC's "Boston Legal" from 2005 to 2008 as the calculating, blackmailing gossip-monger Catherine Piper, a role she originally portrayed as a guest star on "The Practice" in 2004 add something

 

Sean Maguire - In 2005, he made "The Third Wish" - which co-starred actors Jenna Mattison, Armand Assante, Betty White and James Avery


2006

The City of Los Angeles further honored her for her philanthropic work with animals in 2006 with a bronze plaque near the Gorilla Exhibit at the Los Angeles Zoo add something

 

White appeared as a roaster on the "Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner" in 2006 add something

 

In December 2006, White joined the soap opera "The Bold and the Beautiful" in the role of Ann Douglas, the long-lost mother of the show's matriarch Stephanie Forrester, who is played by Susan Flannery add something

 

Tracey Ullman - On 5 December 2006, Tracey was honoured at the Museum of Television and Radio along with likes of Carol Burnett, Lesley Visser, Lesley Stahl, Jane Pauley and Betty White, in the "'She Made It"' category


2007

Beginning in 2007, White was featured in television commercials for PetMeds, highlighting her interest in animal rights and welfare add something

 

In the broadcast of the 2007 TV Land awards, White starred in a parody of "Ugly Betty", aptly titled "Ugly Betty White", in which she played America Ferrera's title character, with Charo playing White's sister Hilda, and Erik Estrada playing her father Ignacio add something

 

In February 2007, White returned as Ann, who had an intent to move to Los Angeles to be near her daughters add something

 

The characters of Ann and Pamela Douglas disappeared after their March 27, 2007, appearance and were not mentioned again until October 19, 2007, when Ann appeared briefly add something

 

White would go on to appear in three more episodes following that, one on December 10, 2007; August 28, 2008; and October 28, 2008 add something


2008

White provided the English-language voice of Yoshie in the anime film "Ponyo", which was released in Japan in 2008 and in the United States and Canada on August 14, 2009 add something

 

On May 19, 2008, White appeared on "The Oprah Winfrey Show", taking part in the host's "Mary Tyler Moore Show" reunion special alongside every surviving cast member of the series add something

 

She was honored at the Sixth Annual TV Land awards with the Pop Culture award on June 8, 2008 add something

 

Despite being the eldest of the four women, White is the only surviving regular cast member, following the deaths of Estelle Getty in July 2008, Bea Arthur in April 2009, and Rue McClanahan in June 2010 add something

 

On July 18, 2008, she appeared on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" in a skit entitled "Can You Make Betty White Flinch" add something

 

The May 8 SNL episode garnered the show's highest ratings since November 1, 2008, when Ben Affleck hosted add something


2009

As of 2009, White is the president emerita of the Morris Animal Foundation, where she has served as a trustee of the organization since 1971 add something

 

In 2009, White and her now-deceased "Golden Girls" cast mates Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan, and Estelle Getty were awarded honorary Disney Legend awards add something

 

In 2009, White received the Career Achievement award from the Television Critics Association add something

 

White appeared in the 2009 motion picture "The Proposal" with Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds add something

 

In September 2009, the Screen Actors Guild announced plans to honor White with the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement award at the 16th Screen Actors Guild awards add something

 

She returned to the show on November 18, 2009 and in the November 19, 2009 episode her character revealed that she was dying of advanced pancreatic cancer add something

 

In the November 23, 2009 episode Ann passes away due to complications from her illness, with both of her daughters at her side on the beach at Paradise Cove add something


2010

In 2010 she guest starred in "The Middle" and "30 Rock" add something

 

In 2010 she was chosen as the Associated Press's Entertainer of the Year add something

 

She co-starred with Kristen Bell in the 2010 film, "You Again" add something

 

Since the death of co-star Rue McClanahan in 2010, she is now the only living Golden Girl add something

 

The appearance earned her a 2010 Primetime Emmy award for Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series, her seventh Emmy win overall add something

 

White appeared alongside Abe Vigoda in an advertisement for Snickers during the 2010 Super Bowl XLIV add something

 

A grassroots campaign on Facebook called "Betty White to Host SNL " began in January 2010 add something

 

Sandra Bullock presented White with the award on January 23, 2010, at the ceremony, which took place at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles add something

 

The group was approaching 500,000 members when NBC confirmed on March 11, 2010 that White would in fact host "Saturday Night Live" on May 8 add something

 

She debuted her own clothing line on July 22, 2010, which features shirts with her face on them add something

 

In August 2010, she entered a deal with G.P. Putnam Sons to produce two more books, the first of which, "If You Ask Me ", was released in 2011 add something

 

On November 9, 2010, the USDA Forest Service, along with Smokey Bear, made actress Betty White an honorary forest ranger, fulfilling her lifelong dream add something

 

Betty was inducted into the California Hall of Fame in December 2010 add something

 

Luciana Caporaso - After moving to the U.S in late 2010, Caporaso recorded a song entitled "I'm Still Hot" which was producted by Dave Audé and was released on 19 April 2011 in the UK and 29 April 2011 in the US. In September 2011 a new version of "I'm Still Hot" which featured Betty White was released as a digital single on 22 September 2011 for a life settlement firm, The Lifeline Program

 

Snickers - In 2010, Betty White and Abe Vigoda appeared in the first Snickers commercial in this campaign, playing American football

 

Wendie Malick - In 2010, Malick began starring in the TV Land sitcom "Hot in Cleveland", alongside Jane Leeves, Valerie Bertinelli and Betty White

 

Jane Leeves - Since 2010 she has been playing a fortysomething in the new TV Land comedy, "Hot in Cleveland", with Valerie Bertinelli, Wendie Malick , and TV and film legend Betty White

 

Liza Minnelli - In February 2010, Minnelli appeared in a Snickers commercial along with Aretha Franklin and Betty White.

 

Rue McClanahan - In March 2010, fellow "Golden Girls" cast member Betty White reported on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" that McClanahan was doing well and that her speech had returned to normal

 

Maya Rudolph - She appeared on the show in May 2010 to perform in skits including "The Manuel Ortiz Show" with Betty White

 

Amy Poehler - Poehler returned to "Saturday Night Live" for a special Mother's Day episode on May 8, 2010, hosted by Betty White

 

Social media marketing - The petition went viral and on May 8, 2010, Betty White hosted SNL.

 

New media marketing - The petition went viral and on May 8, 2010, Betty White hosted "SNL"

 

TV Land - "Hot in Cleveland", starring Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick and Betty White, premiered in June 2010 to a record audience for the channel of 4,75 million viewers


2011

A 2011 poll conducted by Reuters and Ipsos revealed that White was considered to be the most popular and most trusted celebrity among Americans, beating out the likes of Denzel Washington, Sandra Bullock, and Tom Hanks add something

 

A Betty White calendar for 2011 was published in late 2010 add something

 

In December of 2011, White received her first ever Grammy award for the audio recording of the book add something

 

NBC announced in early 2011 that White will be hosting a new show, "Betty White's Off Their Rockers", where senior citizens play practical jokes on the younger generation add something

 

In January 2011, White received a SAG award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series for her role as Elka Ostrovsky in "Hot in Cleveland" add something

 

White starred in the Hallmark Hall of fame presentation of "The Lost Valentine" on January 30, 2011 add something

 

In September 2011, she teamed up with English singer Luciana to produce a remix of her song "I'm Still Hot" add something

 

Betty White served as a presenter at the 2011 American Humane Association Hero Dog awards ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 1, 2011 in Los Angeles add something

 

Will Chase - His most recent television appearances include Hallmark's "The Lost Valentine" alongside Jennifer Love Hewitt and Betty White, the 2011 season finale of "Royal Pains" , "Blue Bloods" , and the new ABC drama "Pan Am"

 

John Mahoney - In 2011, he had two guest appearances on the TV Land sitcom "Hot In Cleveland", playing a waiter and a love interest for Betty White's character, Elka

 

Sean Faris - In early 2011, he appeared in "The Lost Valentine", a CBS Hallmark Hall of Fame movie, which co-starred Betty White and Jennifer Love Hewitt


2012

She endorsed President Barack Obama in 2012 saying she "likes how he represents us" add something

 

A special "Betty White's 90th Birthday Party" aired on NBC a day before the star's birthday on January 16, 2012 add something

 

"Betty White's Off Their Rockers" aired following the celebratory event, and returned in April 2012 as a recurring show add something

 

Georgia Engel - In March 2012, 35 years after the close of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show", Betty White and Engel reunited on a third season episode of "Hot in Cleveland"


2013

In January 2013 NBC once again celebrated Betty White's birthday with a TV special featuring celebrity friends, including former president Bill_Clinton; the special aired on February 5 add something


2014

In February of 2014, White appeared as a guest host on WWE Raw add something

 

In February 2014, White appeared as a guest host on WWE Raw add something

 

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson - In November 2014, CBS announced Jay Leno would be Ferguson's guest on his final show; during December "notable friends of the show" scheduled for appearances in December Kristen Bell, Steve Carell, Jon Hamm, Rashida Jones, Mila Kunis, Thomas Lennon, Tim Meadows , Jim Parsons, Michael Sheen, Ariel Tweto, Betty White, and Henry Winkler


 

In 2015 White was given the 'Favorite TV Icon award at the People's Choice Awards add something


2016

Hopefully, she will survive the devil that has come to be known, as 2016 add something


2018

On August 21, 2018, White's career will be celebrated in a PBS special add something