Betty White is an actress and a comedian. She is one of the longest-running television female entertainers. She is a dedicated actress who has contributed a lot to the entertainment world.
Betty White Wiki: Bio & early age
Betty Marion White Ludden professionally known as Betty White was born on January 17, 1922, in Oak Park. Betty has no siblings; she was born as the single child to parents Christine Tess and Horace Logan White. Her family moved to Alhambra, California and later to Los Angeles as to make extra money.
White completed her education at Horace Mann School and Beverly Hills High School. She initially aspired to become a forest ranger, but the profession was unavailable for women at that period. As a kid, she was interested in writing and in performing which later turned into a passion leading to a career in acting.
Betty White’s Career in TV shows, movies & more on her award achievements
Due to Betty White’s unphotogenic face, her career as an actress was kept aside which had her to do jobs in different radio stations. White began her television career in 1939 working as a model. Her career was interrupted when World War 2 broke out. She started doing shows such as The Great Gildersleeve, This is Your FBI, and Blondie. Her popularity had her a radio show namely The Betty White Show.
In 1950, Life with Elizabeth contributed on receiving the honorary title Mayor of Hollywood in 1955. White was the host of various American game shows such as Password, Match Games, and the $25000 Pyramid. White’s best-known movies are Advise and Consent, Ponyo, The Proposal, LakePlacid and The Lorax.
Starting her career from 30’s Betty is now a comedian, Actor, Author, Singer, Television, Producer, VoiceActor, Writer, Presenter, and TV personality. In her 75 years of career, she has received eight Emmy Awards in various categories as three American comedy awards, three screen actors guild awards, and a Grammy. She was mainly active from 1939 till now.
Betty White’s Salary and Net Worth
White has over 100 acting credits to her name. She received the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6747 Hollywood Blvd in 1988. Betty has racked up a worth of $75 million from her evergreen career.
Betty has published some of her writings. The most popular books of Betty White are If you ask me: And of course you won’t, Here we go again: My Life in Television, Betty White: In Person, The Leading Lady: Dinah’s Story, Betty, and Friends: My Life at the Zoo.
Betty White married thrice! On her husband & personal life
White’s first marriage was with Dick Barker, who was a pilot at the U.S. Army Air Corps. The wedding that was officiated in 1945 didn’t last long. In 1947, she got married to Hollywood agent Lane Allen. This marriage too ended in a divorce in 1949.
She took part in a game show, Password, in 1961 where she met her third husband, Ludden. They took the marriage vows in 1963. Ludden died in 1981 because of stomach cancer. And since then Betty chose to be Ludden’s widow as she never remarried. When asked Betty about her relationships she stated that her first two husbands were just rehearsals for her after meeting her third husband she didn’t consider marrying or dating anyone.
Betty’s close friend, Liberace was gay she supported him and also took part in the gay supporting community. She is a pet lover and had served as a presenter at the 2011 American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards ceremony at The Beverly Hilton hotel on October 1, 2011, in Los Angeles.