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Betty White (Actress) Biography, Age, Death, Husband, Children, Family, Facts, Wiki & More

Updated On : January 1, 2022

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Betty White was born on 17-01-1922 in Oak Park in the state of Illinois, United States as Betty Marion White. She was an American Television Actress, Film Actress, Voice Artist, Activist, Writer, Author, Comedian, Radio Host, Singer, Television Personality, Radio Artist, Soap Opera Actress, Television Presenter & Memoirist. She was popularly known for her work in the Hollywood & Entertainment industry.

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Betty White’s full name was Betty Marion White Ludden. She was a renowned American comedian and actress. Her career had spanned over 80 years and it was one of the longest careers in terms of career history. She was regarded as one of the pioneers of the television industry. She was the first woman who had worked both behind and in front of the camera. She also was the first woman to produce a sitcom and for her efforts won her the Mayor of Hollywood title. 
She began her career in the year 1939 at 17 years old. She started off her career in modeling and had to put her career on break during World War 2. Post World War, she resumed her career as a radio jockey. She soon started getting acting offers and made her acting debut through a short film titled Time to Kill. She came to prominence after she played the lead role of Elizabeth in the famous series Life With Elizabeth. Post that, she never looked back and appeared in some of the most famous American series such as The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Mama's Family, and The Golden Girls among many others. 
White had continued to enjoy her latest wave of success. In addition to her work in Hot in Cleveland, she also hosted Betty White's Off Their Rockers. This hidden camera show, which aired from 2012 into 2017, featured a mature set of merry pranksters who played jokes on younger generations. White picked an Emmy Award nomination for her work on the show in 2012.
In August 2018, PBS aired Betty White: First Lady of Television. The retrospective looked back at her 80-year career in show business, highlighted by her early variety series work, her standout roles on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Golden Girls, and her resurgence as a sharp-tongued senior in her later years. 
She died on 31-12-2021 at the age of 99 in Brentwood, California, US.

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Betty White died at the age of 99 on 31-12-2021 at her residence. She was residing in Brentwood suburban, Los Angeles in the state of California, United States.

DEATHDAY 31 December,2021 (Tuesday)
DEATH PLACE Brentwood, Los Angeles, California

Betty White Family, Relatives and Other Relations

She was born to Horace Logan White and Tess Curtis White. Her father was an executive in a lighting company and her mother was a homemaker. She was the only child of her parents and had no siblings. She first married Dick Barker on 09-07-1945 and divorced him the same year in Dec 1945. She then married Lane Allen on 08-11-1947 and this marriage too didn’t last long as the couple parted ways in 1949. She then married famous television host Allen Ludden on 14-06-1963 and remained married to him till his death in 1981. Allen Ludden died on 09-06-1981 from stomach cancer. She never gave birth to any child. She was the stepmother of three children (named Martha Ludden, Sarah Ludden & David Ludden) from Allen Ludden's first wife Margaret Frances McGloin Ludden. Margaret died on 30-10-1961 from cancer.

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Skin Colour White
Eye Colour Grey
Hair Colour Blue

Personal Info

Home Town Oak Park, Illinois, United States
Nationality American
Religion Christian
Address Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, United States
School Beverly Hills Unified School District, Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills High School, Beverly Hills
College N/A
Qualification Graduate
Hobbies Reading, Writing and Cooking
Marital Status Widow
Debut Hollywood Film - Advise & Consent (1962)
Best Movies The Hollywood Knights (1980), Dennis the Menace Strikes Again (1998), The Wild Thornberrys: The Origin of Donnie (2001), Your Mommy Kills Animals (2007), and You Again (2010) among others
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color Blue
Favorite Sport Baseball
Favorite Food French Fries and Hot Dogs

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Betty White

  • As a child, Betty used to go to The Sierra Nevada for family vacations that gave rise to her interest in the wildlife.
  • She dreamed of becoming a forest ranger when she was a kid.
  • In 1939, World War II broke out, due to which Betty decided to put her career on hold and volunteer for the American Women’s Voluntary Services she would help in the transportation of military supplies through California.
  • For quite some time, she worked desperately and even did bits for free. Some of the shows, which she appeared included "The Great Gildersleeve", 'Blondie", and This is Your FBI.
  • Apart from her acting work, she was also a pet lover and an animal health advocate who worked with various animal organizations.

Betty White Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Betty White was 99 years 11 months & 14 days old age.