Actress Betty White, who starred in the popular sitcoms The Golden Girls and Mary Tyler Moore Show and made American TV viewers laugh for over 70 years, died on Friday at the age of 99.
The Emmy-winning pioneering comedian enjoyed one of the longest careers in the history of the entertainment world. She began appearing on television regularly in 1949 and played a voice role in Toy Story 4 in 2019.
“Betty was about to turn 100, but she thought she would live forever,” her agent Jeff Witchas told People magazine in a statement.
“I will miss her terribly.”
TMZ quoted law enforcement sources as saying he died at home on Friday. The cause of death was not immediately revealed.
The news praised President Joe Biden, tweeting that “Betty White has brought a smile to the lips of Americans for generations. She is a heartfelt cultural icon.”
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which distributes Oscar, said White was “a legend, pioneer, and cultural icon that celebrated generations with her talent and humor. She really misses it.”
White was one of the first female producers on the 1950s sitcom “Life With Elizabeth,” and she also starred.
Then, as a non-elderly person, she interacted with much younger fans on Instagram.
“It’s unbelievable that I’m still in this business, and you’re still patient with me!” White said at the 2018 Emmy Awards.
In total, she won five Primetime Emmy Awards, two Daytime Awards, including one for her lifetime achievements, and the Los Angeles Regional Emmy Awards.
White, whose white blonde hair and clear blue eyes are immediately recognizable, has adopted various on-screen personas.
From playing a 1950s housewife in “Elizabeth,” she became a retiree from the 1970s man-hungry television personality “Golden Girl” in “Moore.”
In real life, she loved delivering irreverent one-liners.
When asked about her favorite entertainment by late-night host David Letterman, longtime animal welfare advocates said, “(I) mainly like playing with animals, and a hobby like vodka. I answered.
Betty Marion White was born on January 17, 1922, on the outskirts of Chicago. During the Great Depression, the family moved to California.
White said his love of acting began with the production of the school, but he acknowledged the credit of her parents (housewives and lighting company executives) as her comedic inspiration.
After years of modeling, she stinted at the voluntary service of American women during World War II.
The service pulled a tweet from its official US Army Twitter account on Friday, saying, “We’re saddened by Betty White’s death … a real legend on and off the screen.”
After the war, White moved to a radio gig, read commercials, and played a small role.
Her first regular television production appeared in the variety show “Hollywood on Television” in 1949. A few years later, she co-produced “Life with Elizabeth.”
It was through her early television career that she met her third and last husband, Allen Ludden, who hosted the game show “Password,” in which White frequently appeared.
Before Mary Tyler Moore called, she became a staple of game shows in the 1960s and 1970s.
White won two Emmy Awards for playing Sou Annivens at Sitcom in the Newsroom.
In the mid-1980s, a career lightning strike reoccurred in the “Golden Girls” about four older women sharing a home in Miami.
White was the crazy Minnesota-born Rose Nylund, a foil of more sophisticated characters played by Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan, and Estelle Getty.
“Bee didn’t like me that much, but I loved Bee and praised her,” White said in an interview with HLN in 2011.
White won another Emmy for her role as Rose.
As White grew older, she won a whole new generation of viewers, the millennials who saw the rerun of The Golden Girls, with sneaky, and sometimes sneaky, wisdom.
She also starred on TV Land’s “Hot in Cleveland” and hosted the hidden camera prank show “Off Their Rockers.”
She returned to the game show with the improved “To Tell the Truth.”
In 2010, at the age of 88, White became the oldest host in the history of the long-standing comedy sketch show “Saturday Night Live.” This is what she called “probably the most fun and scariest ever”.
SNL veteran and late-night TV host Seth Meyers tweeted on Sunday. “”
White made her long career a “blessed”.
In addition to her multiple Emmy Awards, White was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1995.
She won three Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2010, including the Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2011, she brought home a Grammy Award for one audio version of her book.
White and Raden were married from 1963 until their death in 1981. The actress never remarried and had no children of her own.
http://www.gulf-times.com/story/707232/Betty-White-doyenne-of-US-television-dead-at-99 Betty White, US television Doyen, dies at age 99