Betty White

Betty White

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Age
92
Birthday
Jan. 17th, 1922
Born in
Oak Park, Illinois, USA
Height
5' 4"

Betty White's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
The Golden Girls TV Show
The Golden Girls
Hot In Cleveland TV Show
Hot In Cleveland
The Wild Thornberrys TV Show
The Wild Thornberrys
The Carol Burnett Show (1967) TV Show
The Carol Burnett Show (1967)
Mama's Family TV Show
Mama's Family
Betty White's Off Their Rockers TV Show
Betty White's Off Their Rockers
The Golden Palace TV Show
The Golden Palace
Pioneers of Television TV Show
Pioneers of Television
Bob TV Show
Bob
Bob Hope's Birthday Memories TV Show
Bob Hope's Birthday Memories
Date with the Angels TV Show
Date with the Angels
The Betty White Show TV Show
The Betty White Show
Carol & Company TV Show
Carol & Company
Betty White Goes Wild! TV Show
Betty White Goes Wild!
Make the Connection TV Show
Make the Connection
The Cross-Wits TV Show
The Cross-Wits
The Magnificent Marble Machine TV Show
The Magnificent Marble Machine
TV Tales TV Show
TV Tales
 

Main Movie Roles

2012 - Men in Black III
2010 - You Again
2009 - The Proposal
2005 - The Third Wish
2003 - Bringing Down the House
1999 - Lake Placid
1999 - The Story of Us
1998 - Hard Rain
1998 - Holy Man
1962 - Advise & Consent

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Sue Ann Nivens
45
Mitzi Stiles
30
Shirley Wallace
18
Catherine Piper
16
Team Captain
10
Betsy Bouchet
5
Bea Sigurdson
4
Catherine Piper
3
Grandma (Voiced)
3
Herself
3
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

Although best known as the devious Sue Ann Nivens on the classic sitcom "Mary Tyler Moore" (1970) and the ditzy Rose Nylund on "The Golden Girls" (1985), Betty White had been in television for a long, long time before those two shows, having had her own series, "Life with Elizabeth" (1952) in 1952. The widow of TV game-show host Allen Ludden, she has been inducted into the Television Hall of Fame and is known for her tireless efforts on behalf of animals.


TRIVIA:
  • Betty was originally considered for the role of the sexpot, "Blanche," on _"The Golden Girls" (1985)_ (qv). However, Betty had already been the aggressive "Sue Ann Nivens" on _"Mary Tyler Moore" (1970)_ (qv) and 'Rue McClanahan' (qv) had played the introverted "Vivian" on _"Maude" (1972)_ (qv). It was thought best not to have these two actresses reprise similar characters. Therefore, Betty got the part of naive "Rose Nylund" and Rue played the oversexed "Blanche".
  • Is an avid Animal Rights activist and is a sponsor for Farm Animal Reform Movement and Friends of Animals.
  • Played the same character, Rose Nylund, on four different TV series: _"The Golden Palace" (1992)_ (qv), _"The Golden Girls" (1985)_ (qv), _"Nurses" (1991)_ (qv), and _"Empty Nest" (1988)_ (qv).
  • Attended the same school as 'Jamie Luner' (qv).
  • Started career as the "Phone Girl" on 'Al Jarvis' (qv)'s afternoon TV show in L.A.
  • Attended the same high school as 'Angelina Jolie' (qv), 'Michael Klesic' (qv), 'Nicolas Cage' (qv), 'Lenny Kravitz' (qv), 'David Schwimmer (I)' (qv), 'Jonathan Silverman (I)' (qv), 'Gina Gershon' (qv), 'Rhonda Fleming' (qv), 'Jackie Cooper (I)' (qv), 'Rob Reiner' (qv), 'Antonio Sabato Jr.' (qv), 'Pauly Shore' (qv), 'Michael Tolkin' (qv), 'Corbin Bernsen' (qv), 'Elizabeth Daily' (qv), 'Albert Brooks (I)' (qv), and 'Crispin Glover' (qv).
  • Made several appearances on _"Santa Barbara" (1984)_ (qv) as part of a contest.
  • Per her autobiography, White was named "Betty" at birth not "Elizabeth" because her parents did not want her to be saddled with any of the nicknames and derivatives of Elizabeth -- i.e. Beth, Liza, Ellie, etc.


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