Betty White Biography
Betty Marion White Ludden (January 17, 1922 – December 30, 2021) was a comedian and actress from the United States. With a career spanning nine decades, White is known for her extensive work in the entertainment industry, including being one of the first women to exert control in front of and behind the camera, as well as being the first woman to produce a sitcom (Life with Elizabeth), which contributed to her being named honorary Mayor of Hollywood in 1955.
She is also well-known for her roles as Sue Ann Nivens on The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1973–1977) on CBS, Rose Nylund on The Golden Girls (1985–1992) on NBC, and Elka Ostrovsky on Hot in Cleveland (2010–2015) on TV Land.
In 1930, White was eight years old when she made her radio programming debut. Several years later, in her early twenties, she began working as a radio personality in Los Angeles, where she was mentored by disc jockey Al Jarvis.
After making the transition to television, White became a regular panelist on popular American game shows such as Password, Match Game, Tattletales, To Tell the Truth, The Hollywood Squares, and The $25,000 Pyramid; dubbed “the first lady of game shows,” White was the first woman to win the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host for the show Just Men! in 1983.  She has also appeared on The Bold and the Beautiful, Boston Legal, The Carol Burnett Show, and Saturday Night Live.
With a television career spanning nine decades, White has worked in that medium longer than anyone else, earning her a Guinness World Record in 2018.
White has won eight Emmys in various categories, three American Comedy Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, and a Grammy. She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 1985.
Betty White Age at Death
Betty Marion White was 99 years of age at the time of her death, she was born on January 17, 1922, in Oak Park, Illinois. Betty, she said, was her legal name, not a shortened version of Elizabeth. Christine Tess (née Cachikis; 1899–1985), a homemaker, and Horace Logan White (1899–1963), a lighting company executive, were her parents. Her paternal grandfather was Danish, her maternal grandfather was Greek, and she also has English and Welsh ancestors (both of her grandmothers were Canadians).
When White was a little more than a year old, her family relocated to Alhambra, California, and then to Los Angeles during the Great Depression. To supplement his income, her father would construct radios (crystal radios) and sell them wherever he could.
Betty White Cause of Death
Betty died on December 30, 2021, 18 days before what would have been her 100th birthday. Her cause of death was due to advanced age.
Betty White Net Worth at Death
Betty White is estimated to have a net worth of $75 million dollars at present. She has accumulated her net worth with the versatility she has shown in each field she has worked in. Her main source of earning is from her acting career. As she progresses in her career, her net worth is projected to rise.
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Betty White Husband
White met her first husband, Dick Barker, a United States Army Air Forces aircraft pilot, while volunteering with the American Women’s Voluntary Services. Following the war, the couple married and relocated to Ohio, where Barker ran a chicken farm. Within a year, the marriage ended in divorce, and White relocated to Los Angeles to restart her career.
Lane Allen, a Hollywood talent agent, married her in 1947. This marriage ended in divorce in 1949, after Allen persuaded White to give up her career to become a stay-at-home mom.
On June 14, 1963, White married television host and personality Allen Ludden, whom she met as a celebrity guest on his game show Password in 1961, and her legal name was changed to Betty White Ludden.
He made at least two proposals to White before she accepted. The couple appeared together in an episode of The Odd Couple that featured Felix and Oscar on Password. Ludden appeared on Match Game as a guest panelist, with White sitting in the audience. (During an episode of Match Game ’74, she was prompted to criticize one of Ludden’s incorrect answers on camera.) In 1974, 1975, and 1980, they appeared on the Match Game panel together.
Allen Ludden died on June 9, 1981, in Los Angeles, of stomach cancer. She was a stepmother to three of his children from his first marriage to Margaret McGloin Ludden, who died of cancer in 1961, despite the fact that they had no children together.