Betty White changed the face of television   


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Well known actor and comedian Betty White passed away on December 31, 2021. Scroll to read about her life story.

Sydney Appleton, Staffer

 Betty White was a well-known actress known for her roles in “Golden Girls”, “Hot in Cleveland”, “The Proposal”, “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”, “Hollywood on Television” and so much more. Her vibrant personality changed the face of television for the better. 

In the 1940s, Betty started her career by speaking on different radio shows. After gaining knowledge of the television industry from this job, she became the host of the show “Hollywood on Television”. Betty hosted the show for multiple hours a day and six days a week. 

Years went by and Betty continued to play notable roles on popular shows. She did this through the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. In the early 1980s, she scored a role that shaped and changed her career. Most know her from the “Golden Girls”, which premiered in 1985. She starred in the hit show alongside Estelle Getty, Rue Mclanahan, and Beatrice Arthur. The show lasted for seven seasons and ended in 1992. It won three Golden Globes, and each of the four actors won an Emmy award for their superb acting.  

Throughout the next several decades, Betty went on to do commercials, shows and make appearances on shows. And if being a movie star and television phenomenon wasn’t enough, Betty had side gigs such as writing and reading audiobooks, books, and advocating for animal rights. She even won a Grammy for one of her audiobooks.  

As for helping the underdog, Betty supported many non-profit organizations that supported animal rights. She often volunteered, donated, and used her name to advocate for them.  

At the age of 99, Betty passed away on December 31, 2021. She lived a long, happy, and successful life. She will forever live on in our hearts as a wonderful gift to television and our world. 

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