Betty White was one of the legendary actresses from the golden era of TV. She was the Queen of Sitcoms and started working in showbiz in 1939. Her name is also mentioned in ‘The Guinness Book of World Records’ for her longest acting career in the entertainment industry.
She had a beautiful smile and fantastic sense of humor, which stole many hearts throughout her acting career. She worked in hundreds of sitcoms, commercials, and films in her eight-decade-long acting career.
Her best Sitcom roles included “The Marry Tyler Moore Show,” “Golden Girls,” and “Hot in Cleveland.”
White received eight Emmy Awards in her career, three American Comedy Awards, three Screen Actor Guild Awards, and one Grammy Award. She was one of the most accomplished actresses in Hollywood.
In 1954, she hosted and produced her own variety show, “The Betty White Show” on NBC. The show became extremely popular among people and made her one of the first successful women in the TV industry.
According to Closer Weekly, the actress married thrice in her life. After the death of her third husband, Allen Ludden, with whom she spent twenty years of her life, she didn’t marry again and devoted her life to the welfare of animals. She had three step-children with Allen, whom she dearly loved.
Other than acting, Betty spent most of her free time advocating for animal rights and health. She was passionate about animals and had three dogs of her own.
“Well, I’m the luckiest old broad on two feet because my life is divided into two exact halves: half my animal work, half my show business work. I have to stay in show business to pay for my animal work,” she told Female.
She also wrote several animal welfare books and worked with organizations like LA Zoo Commission, African Wildlife Foundation, and The Morris Animal Foundation.
White was just a few weeks away from celebrating her 100th birthday when she passed on December 31, 2021. According to TMZ, the actress passed away in the comfort of her home.
Betty White was one of the top-earning actors in Hollywood, with a long list of movies and TV projects. A few reports suggested that she was one of the wealthiest celebrities in the world.
At the time of her passing, she had an estimated net worth of 75 million dollars. Even her family was shocked when they learned about her actual net worth.
A considerable amount of her net worth was due to the myriad hats she wore over the decades. Betty White also had more than 115 acting credits to her name at the time of her death, which was a major contributing factor to her insanely high net worth
She was an incredibly witty person. According to the Daily Mail, Betty White once said that the reason behind her long and fulfilling life was two things; vodka and hot dogs.
“’It’s your outlook on life that counts. If you take yourself lightly and don’t take yourself too seriously, pretty soon, you can find the humor in our everyday lives.”