Betty Marion White Ludden, better known as Betty White, was an American actress, comedian, and also writer. As of 2021, Betty White has a net worth of $75 million. She is popularly known for appearing in the popular sitcoms, “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”, “Golden Girls”, and “Hot in Cleveland”.
Betty White is widely known as the first woman to control both the front and back of the camera. She was the first woman to produce the television sitcom, “Life with Elizabeth”, and was awarded the title of honorary, “Mayor of Hollywood”, in 1955.
Betty White Biography
American actress Betty White was born on January 17, 1922, and she was 99 years old as of 2021. She was born and raised in Oak Park, Illinois, USA, into a wealthy Christian family. Betty White has American nationality and professed the Christian faith.
She completed her early schooling at Beverly Hills Unified School District and Beverly Hills High School, Beverly Hills, Illinois, USA.
After that, she enrolled and completed her graduation at Horace Mann School in New York City, New York, USA. From her childhood, she was interested in wildlife and acting. She always had the desire to continue her career as an animal activist and actress in the entertainment industry.
Betty Marion White Ludden
Date Of Birth
17 January 1922
Date of Death
31 December 2021
Oak Park, Illinois, United States
Los Angeles, California, United States
99 Years Old
Danish, Greek, English, and Welsh
Actress, Comedian, and Author
Film: The Proposal (2009)
Mrs. Delores Bickerman in the Film “Lake Placid” (1999)
Beverly Hills Unified School District, US Beverly Hills High School, Beverly Hills, Illinois, US
Horace Mann School, New York City, New York, US
Betty White’s parents were Mr. Horace Logan White and Mrs. Tess Curtis White. By profession, her father was a lighting company executive while her mother was a housewife. Betty White was the only child, she hasd no sibling.
Husband and Children
She was married to Allen Ludden, an American television actor. They got married in 1963 and their marriage ended in 1981 when Allen Ludden died of stomach cancer.
Before that, she was married to Lane Allen, a Hollywood talent agent. The couple got married in 1947 and she divorced him in 1949 due to a conflict between the two because Allen wanted to give up her career and become a housewife.
She was also married to Dick Barker, a former Army Air Force pilot. The couple got married in 1945 after the war ended. The couple moved to Ohio, USA, where they ran a chicken farm. A year later, their marriage broke up for personal reasons.
She never had her children but by marrying Allen Ludden, she gained three stepchildren, David Ludden, Martha Ludden, and Sarah Ludden.
Father: Horace Logan White Mother: Tess Curtis White
Brother: – Sister: –
Widowed (at the time of death)
Allen Ludden (1963-1981) Lane Allen (1947-1949) Dick Barker (1945-1946)
David Ludden, Martha Ludden, and Sarah Ludden
Betty White was a beautiful woman with an attractive personality. She had a cute smile and an attractive slim body shape of approximately 38-32-38 inches.
Betty was about 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighed about 65 kg. She had beautiful, long, and shiny blonde hair, and shimmering dark brown eyes.
5′ 4″ (1.63 m, 163 cm)
65 kg (143 lbs)
Betty White began her career in 1930 when she appeared on the Empire Builders radio program. In 1939, she made her television debut in an experimental television show, singing “Merry Window” with her classmates. Then she started modeling and worked at the Bliss Hayden Little Theater.
After World War II, she aimed for other acting jobs but was turned down because she was not photogenic. Then she started looking for radio jobs like playing beat parts, reading commercials, and doing crowd noises. In 1949, she appeared as a co-host on a TV show, “Hollywood on TV”, and started a radio show, “The Betty White Show”.
In 1952, she appeared in the TV comedy series, “Life with Elizabeth”. She also appeared in a guest role in the TV series, “Millionaire”. She made her appearance on a show, “Date with the Angels”, in 1957. In 1959, she made her professional stage debut in the play “Third Best Sport” at the Ephrata Legion Star Playhouse in Ephrata, Pennsylvania.
In 1960, she appeared several times as a celebrity on the program, “Password”. She also appeared in the remastered versions of the show, “Password Plus”, “Super Password”, and “Million Dollar Password”. During this time, she appeared frequently on popular TV shows such as “What’s My Line? To Tell the Truth”, “I’ve Got a Secret”, “Pyramid”, and “Match Game”.
In 1962, she appeared in her feature film debut, “Advice & Consent”. She also performed as a host and commentator on the popular NBC show, “Rose Parade”.
In 1973, she appeared in the fourth season of the hit TV show, “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”. Years later in 1977, she worked on her fourth show, “The Betty White Show”.
In 1983, she started hosting the TV show, “Just Men!” and the same year, she played a role as Ellen Harper Jackson in “Mom’s Family”. She appeared as Rose Nylund in the biggest film of her career, “The Golden Girls”, in 1985.
In the 1990s, she suddenly had several guest roles in popular series like “Susan”, “The Practice”, and “Yes Dear”.
In 2006, she played the role of Ann Douglas in the daily soap opera, “The Bold and The Beautiful”. During this time, she worked in “Boston Legal” and appeared as a guest in “The Practice”. She has also appeared on several shows like “The Tonight Show” and “The Late Late Show”. In 2008, she made an appearance on the American talk show, “The Oprah Winfrey Show”. She also appeared in a TV advertisement for PetMed Express. In the years that followed, she appeared in TV commercials for famous brands like Snickers.
In 2010, she played the role of Elka Ostrovsky in the popular television sitcom, “Hot in Cleveland”.
From 2012 to 2014, she hosted and produced a show, “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers”. In 2018, her documentary, “Betty White: The First Lady on Television”, was made about her.
In 2019, she joined the cast of the hit TV show, “Toy Story 4”.
Betty White Death
On the morning of December 31, 2021, Betty White died peacefully sleeping at her home near Brentwood, Los Angeles, from an attack (cerebrovascular accident) she had on Christmas Day.
Betty White has won and been nominated for several popular awards in the television industry. During her career, she has won many awards including
8 Emmy Awards
3 American Comedy Awards
3 Screen Actors Guild Awards
1 Grammy Award
In 2013, she was awarded a Guinness World Record for passing over 74 years in the television industry. In 1985, she was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Television Walk of Fame.
Facts and Information
Along with her professional acting and modeling career, she was a pet lover and also an animal health advocate linked with several animal organizations such as the Los Angeles Zoo Commission, The Morris Animal Foundation, African Wildlife Foundation, and many more.
Throughout her career, she also published several popular books such as