- Full Name: Betty White Ludden
- Born: 01/17/1922
- Place of Birth: Oak Park, Illinois
- Occupation: Actress and comedian
- Marital Status: Divorced
Betty White Net Worth History
Betty White, who recently set the Guinness Book of World Records record of having the longest running television career for a female, is incredibly well-known for a variety of appearances in many television shows and movies. She is most popular for her roles in The Golden Girls, which aired form 1985 to 1992, and The Mary Tyler Moore Show, which aired from 1973 to 1977. She also starred in Hot in Cleveland, a situational comedy which aired from 2010 to 2015. White has also starred in several movies and has received a number of awards, including awards from the Screen Actors Guild and Emmy Awards, for her work in the comedy and acting industry.
About Betty White
Betty White was born in a small town in Illinois to parents Christine Tess and Horace White. During the Great Depression, her family moved to Los Angeles, California. While in high school, White dreamed of becoming a writer. Trying to follow these dreams, she wrote and starred in her high school’s play. During this performance, she realized that she loved acting. It was here that her dream of becoming an actress was born.
Upon graduating from high school, White went to several movie studios in Los Angeles looking for work. All of the studios turned her away, because they claimed that she was unphotogenic. After receiving multiple rejections, White turned to the radio business, because being photogenic was not a necessity. At first she made only about five dollars each show, since she did small tasks like provide crowd noises. Eventually, she began guest appearing on radio shows such as Blondie.
Following these guest appearances, she became a host on the television show Hollywood on Television in 1949. In 1952, White began hosting her own radio show, called The Betty White Show. From 1952 to 1955, White starred in Life With Elizabeth. White eventually came to be in charge of the show, which made her the first female to star in a show that she controlled from behind the camera, too.
Throughout late 1950s and 1960s, White appeared on a variety of shows, making guest appearances. In 1973, she made a guest appearance on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, which led to her being cast as a full-time cast member for the remaining four seasons of the show.
In 1985, White landed the biggest role of her career when she was cast as a main character in the television series The Golden Girls. The show ran from 1985 to 1992, and White won an Emmy for the first season of the show and was nominated for an Emmy the remaining seven seasons.
Since the end of The Golden Girls, White has remained incredibly popular. She has made guest appearances on successful shows such as Malcolm in the Middle and The Ellen Show. In 2010, White was cast as a member of the show Hot in Cleveland, which recently aired its final season in 2015. She has also starred in a number of movies, including You Again and The Proposal.