Betty White

Betty White

135 Fans
Jan. 17th, 1922
Born in
Oak Park, Illinois, USA
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
Date with the Angels TV Show
Date with the Angels
The Golden Palace TV Show
The Golden Palace
Pioneers of Television TV Show
Pioneers of Television
The Betty White Show TV Show
The Betty White Show
Bob TV Show
Bob Hope's Birthday Memories TV Show
Bob Hope's Birthday Memories
Betty White Goes Wild! TV Show
Betty White Goes Wild!
Carol & Company TV Show
Carol & Company
Ladies Man TV Show
Ladies Man
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

2014 - St. Vincent
2012 - Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax
2010 - You Again
2009 - The Proposal
2005 - The Third Wish
2003 - Bringing Down the House
1999 - The Story of Us
1999 - Lake Placid
1998 - Hard Rain
1998 - Holy Man
1962 - Advise & Consent

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Sue Ann Nivens
Team Captain
Shirley Wallace
Catherine Piper
Herself - Hot in Cleveland
Bea Sigurdson
Herself - Guest
Catherine Piper
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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.

  • Started career as the "Phone Girl" on 'Al Jarvis' (qv)'s afternoon TV show in L.A.
  • Is an avid animal welfare activist and works with a number of organizations; including the Los Angeles Zoo Commission, the Morris Animal Foundation, and Actors & Others for Animals.
  • Is an avid Animal Rights activist and is a sponsor for Farm Animal Reform Movement and Friends of Animals.
  • Is of German and Greek ancestry.
  • Beloved frequent guest celebrity/panelist on numerous game shows, including every version of _"Password" (1961)_ (qv), _"The Hollywood Squares" (1965)_ (qv), _"Match Game 73" (1973)_ (qv), _"The $10,000 Pyramid" (1973)_ (qv), and countless others.
  • 'James L. Brooks' (qv) offered her the role of 'Helen Hunt (I)' (qv)'s mother in _As Good as It Gets (1997)_ (qv). She turned it down because she objected to the treatment of the dog in the film.
  • 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).
  • Is strongly critical of reality television.

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