Betty White, the popular and groundbreaking Emmy award-winning actress of The Golden Girls and more, has died at the age of 99.
“Even though Betty was about to turn 100, I thought she would live forever,” said White’s agent and close friend Jeff Witjas diversity in a statement. “I’ll miss her terribly and the wildlife that she loved so much. I don’t think Betty was ever afraid to die because she always wanted to be with her beloved husband, Allen Ludden. She believed she was back at would be him. ”
White was preparing to celebrate her 100th birthday on January 17, 2022, and she recently joined in People about how she felt as she neared this milestone.
“I’m so happy to be in such good health and feel so good at this age,” said White. “It is wonderful.”
White also spoke more about her life and how her “excited nature” stemmed from being “born a quirky optimist”.
“I got it from my mom and that has never changed,” said White. “I always find the positive.”
As for her diet, which is always important to people when planning their New Year’s resolutions, she laughed and said, “I try to avoid anything green. I think it works.”
White was born on January 17, 1922 in Oak Park, Ilinois, the only child of Christine Tess and Horace Logan White. When she was one, she moved to California with her family and attended school in the Beverly Hills Unified School District until graduation in 1939.
White is known for her love of animals and the outdoors in addition to acting, and her passion began while on a family vacation in the Sierra Nevada. She had originally dreamed of becoming a park ranger, but women were not allowed to hold this position at the time. Instead, she began a career as a writer and then as an actress.
Her first appearance was part of the Bliss Hayden Little Theater, and she also had some radio appearances on shows such as Blondie, This Is Your FBI, and The Great Gildersleeve. In 1945 she made her film debut in the 1945 educational film “Time to Kill,” which was created to promote the benefits of the GI Act.
In 1953, White landed his first sitcom job at Life With Elizabeth and continued on other projects including the daytime talk show The Betty White Show, A Date With Angels, and a number of game shows such as To Tell the Truth, I’ve Habe Secret, a match game and a password.
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