Betty White booking
Born January 17, 1922, in Oak Park, Illinois, Betty White has been in show business since the 1950s.
In these 50-odd years, White has appeared in sitcoms, on game shows, and, most recently, on
Saturday Night Live as the host, after a Facebook-fueled effort to get her to host the show. She grew
up as the only child of Horace and Tess White, an electrical engineer and a homemaker. When she
was two, she moved to Los Angeles with her family. White got her start working as an assistant at a
local television station. In the early 1950s, she launched her first television series, Life with Elizabeth,
which she developed with George Tibbles. “He wrote and I produced,” White explained to The
Hollywood Reporter. “I was one of the first women producers in Hollywood.” The show’s premise came
from a sketch she had done previously on local television. Continuing to work in television, White
made guest appearances on such shows as The United States Steel Hour and Petticoat Junction. She
was also a favorite of talk-show host Jack Paar, who often had her on the Tonight Show, and she
made regular appearances on game shows such as Password. She met her third husband, Allen
Ludden, on that show in 1961.
White’s career received an enormous boost from her next television series, The Mary Tyler Moore
Show. Playing Sue Ann Nivens, White showed audiences that behind her sweet smile lay a sharp wit.
Her character served as a co-worker to the show’s star, Mary Tyler Moore, in a Minneapolis television
newsroom. When she wasn’t pursuing her male colleagues, Sue Ann could be counted on to make
funny, yet pointed, quips at Moore’s expense. White won two Emmy Awards for her work on the
series. In sharp contrast to her Sue Ann character, White played the sweet and naive Rose Nylund on
the popular 1980s sitcom The Golden Girls, along with co-stars Rue McClanahan, Bea Arthur and
Estelle Getty. The show looked at the lives of four, elderly, female friends, and its success proved that
there was an audience for programs featuring older characters. The series landed among the topranked shows during its seven seasons on the air, and it won numerous awards, including another
Emmy Award for White.
After The Golden Girls went off the air in 1992, White appeared in the short-lived spin-off, Golden
Palace. She had better luck as a guest star, appearing on numerous television series. She even
played herself on The John Larroquette Show in 1996, which earned her another Emmy Award-win.
More recently, White enjoyed recurring roles on David E. Kelley’s Boston Legal and on the soap opera
The Bold and the Beautiful. She also had a supporting role in 2009′s romantic comedy The Proposal,
starring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds. While she worked steadily over the years, White’s career
caught fire again in 2010. She appeared in a humorous candy bar ad during that year’s Super Bowl,
which quickly became an audience favorite. Thanks largely to a Facebook campaign, that May White
became the oldest person to host Saturday Night Live. She was initially reluctant to do the show,
explaining to Newsweek that it “was the scariest thing I’ve ever done. It was really funny stuff, but it
was a challenge.” Also in 2010, White returned to series television with a role on the sitcom Hot in
Cleveland, alongside stars Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves and Wendie Malick. She first only signed on
for the pilot, but she later joined the cast. “It’s just a terrific show. The chemistry between the girls is so
great,” she told Newsweek. White has continued to enjoy her latest wave of success. In addition to her
work in Hot in Cleveland, she also hosts Betty White’s Off Their Rockers. This hidden camera show
features a mature set of merry pranksters who play jokes on younger generations. White picked an
Emmy Award nomination for her work on the show in 2012.
That same year, White celebrated her 90th birthday with all-star television special. Ellen Degeneres,
Mary Tyler Moore, Carl Reiner, Tina Fey and Ed Asner were among the many celebrities who helped
honor White on the program.
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