Betty White: A Legacy


Cate Goodwin

The notorious and extremely famous Betty Marion White sadly passed away on December 31st 2021 peacefully in her sleep. Betty passed away at age 99 just 17 days before her 100th birthday. Betty White was most known for her acting and specifically her role in the Golden Girls. Betty was also in Toy Story 4, That ’70s Show, Bones, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and several others including the Bold and the Beautiful.

Betty will be most missed for her kind heart and her sweet bubbling personality. Betty grew up as the only child of Horace and Tess White, an electrical engineer and a homemaker. When she was 2, she moved to Los Angeles with her family.

Betty got her start working as an assistant at a local television station. In the early 1950s, she launched her first television series, Life with Elizabeth, which she developed with George Tibbles. White’s career received an enormous boost from her next television series, The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Playing Sue Ann Nivens, Betty showed audiences that behind her sweet smile lay a sharp witty personality.

Next, Betty played the sweet and naive Rose Nylund on the popular 1980s sitcom The Golden Girls. The show looked at the lives of four, elderly, female friends, and its success proved that there was an audience for programs featuring older characters. The series landed among the top-ranked shows during its seven seasons on the air, and it won numerous awards, including another Emmy Award for Betty.

Over the next years Betty starred in many other shows and movies. Betty White will certainly be deeply missed and always remembered.

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