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Betty White net worth:
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Betty White Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

Betty was born on 17 January 1922 in Oak Park, Illinois USA, to parents  Tess and Horace White: her father was an electrical engineer and her mom was a homemaker. Betty had no siblings, and at the age of two she was forced to move to live in Los Angeles along with her parents. For the TV fanatics, Betty is best known as a comedienne starring in TV’s “The Golden Girls” and “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”.

So just how rich is Betty White? Sources estimate that  Betty’s net worth is as high as $50 million, accumulated from her long career in acting, writing and TV hosting.

Betty White Net Worth $50 Million

Betty White started her career in the early 1950s and since that time the famous actress has appeared in many films and TV talk and game shows as well as series.  Betty started her career in television, while assisting at a TV station. Her debut as a producer of TV series is considered to be :Life with Elizabeth”, on which Betty worked in collaboration with George Tibbles who wrote the series. This debut not only increased the total size of Betty White’s net worth, but also made her one of the first female producers on TV in Hollywood.

The biggest revenues helping Betty White to increase her net worth have undoubtedly been the ones coming from “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”. She became very popular for portraying Sue Ann Nivens, a very witty character. Probably, it was the time when Betty’s great talent in comedy was noticed, since she won two Emmies for this role.

The cast of “The Golden Girls”, a sitcom that was aired in the 1980s, included such stars as Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan, and Estelle Getty. Here Betty appeared as the very sweet, innocent and inexperienced character Rose Nylund. It was a character totally different from Sue Ann Nivens, however Betty managed that and won one more Emmy Award for this role. For the record, “The Golden Girls” was recognized as one of the most watchable and watched series during the 1980s.

Betty White boosted her net worth with her performances in “Golden Palace”, and “The John Larroquette Show”. Her career in the later stages ended with an Emmy Award for Betty. Betty is the star of “The Bold and the Beautiful”, “The Proposal”, and “Legal”. In “The Proposal” Betty appeared along with such stars as Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock. Her most recent TV project includes hosting “Saturday Night Live”.

Betty White’s later career has included appearances on “Petticoat Junction”, “The United States Steel Hour”, and “The Tonight Show”. Betty boosted the overall amount of her net worth while participating in the game show named “Password”. This show was fatal for Betty as she met there Allen Ludden who later becomes her husband, the third one, in fact.

In her persoanl life, Betty White has been married three times, to Dick Barker (1945–1945), Lane Allen (1947–1949), and Allen Ludden (1963–1981). Betty White is known as a strong supporter of animal rights.


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Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Whispers: An Elephant's Tale2000Round (voice)
Ally McBeal1999TV SeriesDr. Shirley Flott
The Story of Us1999Lillian Jordan
Lake Placid1999Mrs. Delores Bickerman
Hercules1999TV SeriesHestia
L.A. Doctors1998TV SeriesMrs. Brooks
The Lionhearts1998TV SeriesDorothy
Holy Man1998Betty White
Dennis the Menace Strikes Again!1998VideoMartha Wilson
Hard Rain1998Doreen Sears
The Story of Santa Claus1996TV MovieGretchen Claus (voice)
Suddenly Susan1996TV SeriesMidge Haber
A Weekend in the Country1996TV MovieMartha
Maybe This Time1995-1996TV SeriesShirley Wallace
The Naked Truth1995TV SeriesBetty White
Diagnosis Murder1994TV SeriesDora Sloan
The Golden Palace1992-1993TV SeriesRose Nylund
Bob1993TV SeriesSylvia Schmidt
The Golden Girls1985-1992TV SeriesRose Nylund
Empty Nest1989-1992TV SeriesRose Nylund
Chance of a Lifetime1991TV MovieEvelyn Eglin
Nurses1991TV SeriesRose Nylund
Carol & Company1990TV SeriesTrisha Durant
Santa Barbara1988TV SeriesWaitress / Lady in the Theatre
Matlock1987TV SeriesBetty White
Alf Loves a Mystery1987TV MovieAunt Harriet
Mama's Family1983-1986TV SeriesEllen Harper Jackson
Who's the Boss?1985TV SeriesMacy's Parade Hostess / Bobbie Barnes
The Love Boat1980-1985TV SeriesBetsy / Betsy Boucher / Betsy Bouchet / ...
St. Elsewhere1985TV SeriesCapt. Gloria Neal
Hotel1984TV SeriesWilma Klein
Fame1983TV SeriesCatherine
Eunice1982TV MovieEllen
Love, Sidney1982TV SeriesCharlotte
Best of the West1981TV SeriesAmanda Tremaine
Stephanie1981TV MovieAgnes Dewey
The Gossip Columnist1980TV Movie
Before and After1979TV MovieAnita
The Best Place to Be1979TV MovieSally Cantrell
Snavely1978TV MovieGladys Snavely
With This Ring1978TV MovieEvelyn Harris
The Betty White Show1977-1978TV SeriesJoyce Whitman
Mary Tyler Moore1973-1977TV SeriesSue Ann Nivens
The Carol Burnett Show1975-1976TV SeriesVarious
Ellery Queen1975TV SeriesLouise Demery
Lucas Tanner1975TV SeriesLydia Merrick
The Odd Couple1972TV SeriesBetty White
Vanished1971TV MovieTV Hostess
Petticoat Junction1969TV SeriesAdelle Colby
That's Life1968TV Series
Another World1964TV SeriesBrenda Barlowe (1988)
The United States Steel Hour1962TV Series
Advise & Consent1962Senator Bessie Adams
Date with the Angels1957-1958TV SeriesVickie Angel / Honey
The Millionaire1956TV SeriesVirginia Lennart
Life with Elizabeth1952-1955TV SeriesElizabeth
Hollywood on Television1949TV SeriesPhone Girl
Time to Kill1945ShortLou's Girl
Bones2015-2017TV SeriesDr. Beth Mayer
Crowded2016TV SeriesSandy
SpongeBob SquarePants2016TV SeriesBeatrice
Fireside Chat with Esther2015TV SeriesRose
Hot in Cleveland2010-2015TV SeriesElka Ostrovsky
The Daly Show2014TV SeriesBetty
The Soul Man2014TV SeriesElka
Pound Puppies2010-2013TV SeriesAgatha McLeish
Mickey Mouse2013TV Series shortAardvark Lady
Save Me2013TV SeriesGod
The Client List2012TV SeriesRuth Hudson
The Lorax2012Grammy Norma (voice)
The Lost Valentine2011TV MovieCaroline Thomas
Prep & Landing Stocking Stuffer: Operation: Secret Santa2010TV ShortMrs. Claus (voice)
Community2010TV SeriesProfessor June Bauer
You Again2010Grandma Bunny
Glenn Martin DDS2009-2010TV SeriesGrandma Shelia Martin / Dora
The Middle2010TV SeriesMrs. Nethercott
Part Two: The Warm Mission2009ShortBetty
The Bold and the Beautiful2006-2009TV SeriesAnn Douglas
30 Rock2009TV SeriesBetty White
The Proposal2009/IGrandma Annie
Love N' Dancing2009Irene
My Name Is Earl2009TV SeriesMrs. Weezmer
Boston Legal2005-2008TV SeriesCatherine Piper
Ponyo2008Yoshie (English version, voice)
Ugly Betty2007TV SeriesBetty White
Sea Tales2007Video
Higglytown Heroes2004-2007TV SeriesGrandma / Grandma Hero
Joey2005TV SeriesMargaret Bly
Complete Savages2004-2005TV SeriesMrs. Riley
The Third Wish2005Lettie
Annie's Point2005TV MovieAnnie Eason
Father of the Pride2004TV SeriesGrandma Wilson
Malcolm in the Middle2004TV SeriesSylvia
My Wife and Kids2004TV SeriesMrs. June Hopkins
Everwood2003-2004TV SeriesCarol Roberts
The Practice2004TV SeriesCatherine Piper
Stealing Christmas2003TV MovieEmily Sutton
I'm with Her2003TV SeriesBetty White
Gary the Rat2003TV SeriesGary's Mother
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy2003TV SeriesMrs. Doolin
Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt2003TV MovieWoman in Window During Batclimb Sequence
Bringing Down the House2003Mrs. Kline
That '70s Show2002-2003TV SeriesBea Sigurdson
King of the Hill1999-2002TV SeriesDorothy / Ellen / Delia
Providence2002TV SeriesJulianna
Yes, Dear2002TV SeriesSylvia
Teacher's Pet2002TV SeriesGranny
The Wild Thornberrys: The Origin of Donnie2001TV MovieGrandma Sophie (voice)
The Ellen Show2001TV SeriesConnie Gibson
The Retrievers2001TV MovieMrs. Krisper
Ladies Man1999-2001TV SeriesMitzi Stiles
The Wild Thornberrys2000TV SeriesSophie Hunter Grandma Sophie
Tom Sawyer2000VideoAunt Polly (voice)

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Betty White's Off Their Rockers2012-2014TV Series executive producer - 34 episodes
Life with Elizabeth1952TV Series producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Charlie's Angels2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
Hot in Cleveland2011TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Community2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Saturday Night Live2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Golden Girls1986-1990TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Mary Tyler Moore1974-1977TV Series performer - 3 episodes
The Sonny and Cher Show1977TV Series performer - 1 episode
Date with the Angels1957TV Series performer - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Direct to Your Door2010Short special thanks
Dreams Come True: A Celebration of Disney Animation2009TV Movie documentary acknowledgment

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 41st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1989TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
One to Grow On1989TV Series shortHerself
A Yabba-Dabba-Doo Celebration!: 50 Years of Hanna-Barbera1989TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Arsenio Hall Show1989TV SeriesHerself
The 3rd Annual American Comedy Awards1989TV SpecialHerself
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHerself
Super Password1984-1989TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Contestant
The New Hollywood Squares1986-1989TV SeriesHerself - Panelist / Herself - Center Square
The 46th Annual Golden Globe Awards1989TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy / Musical
A Conversation with Dinah1989TV SeriesHerself (1989)
The Royal Variety Performance 19881988TV SpecialRose Nylund
The Magical World of Disney1988TV SpecialHerself
The Price Is Right1988TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 40th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1988TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Mickey's 60th Birthday1988TV MovieHerself
Wheel of Fortune1988TV SeriesHerself - Special Guest
The 2nd Annual American Comedy Awards1988TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Happy Birthday, Bob: 50 Stars Salute Your 50 Years with NBC1988TV SpecialHerself
The 45th Annual Golden Globe Awards1988TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Best Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy / Musical
The Wil Shriner Show1987TV SeriesHerself
D.C. Follies1987TV SeriesHerself
The 39th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1987TV SpecialHerself - Nominee / Presenter
The 1st Annual American Comedy Awards1987TV SpecialHerself
Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood1987TV Special documentaryHerself
This Is Your Life1987TV SpecialHerself - Honoree
The Child Help Benefit Special1987TV MovieHerself
The 13th Annual People's Choice Awards1987TV SpecialHerself - Co-Presenter: Favourite Male Performer in New Television Show
The 44th Annual Golden Globe Awards1987TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy / Musical
Big City Comedy1986Video documentaryHerself
The 1986 Jewish National Funds Annual Tree of Life Awards1986TV SpecialHerself
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1986TV SeriesHerself
The 38th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1986TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Celebrity Double Talk1986TV SeriesHerself
NBC 60th Anniversary Celebration1986TV Special documentaryHerself
Hour Magazine1986TV SeriesHerself
The 3rd Annual Television Academy Hall of Fame Awards1986TV SpecialHerself
The 12th Annual People's Choice Awards1986TV SpecialHerself - Accepting Award for Favourite New Television Comedy Program
The 43rd Annual Golden Globe Awards1986TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy / Musical
KTLA at 40: A Celebration of Los Angeles Television1986TV MovieHerself
Joan Rivers and Friends Salute Heidi Abromowitz1985TV MovieHerself
All-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan1985TV SpecialHerself
Body Language1984-1985TV SeriesHerself
The Merv Griffin Show1965-1985TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Actress
Late Night with David Letterman1985TV SeriesHerself
Family Feud1983-1985TV SeriesHerself
Trivia Trap1984TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1962-1984TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself / Herself - Fourth Guest / ...
Those Wonderful TV Game Shows1984TV Special documentaryHerself
Go1983-1984TV SeriesHerself
The New Battlestars1983TV SeriesHerself
Just Men!1983TV SeriesHerself - Hostess
Madame's Place1982TV SeriesHerself
The Shape of Things1982TV SeriesHerself
The Regis Philbin Show1982TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Password Plus1979-1982TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Contestant
Match Game 731973-1982TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
Stand Up and Cheer for the National Football League's Sixtieth Year1981TV SpecialHerself
The 33rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1981TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Outstanding Drama Special
Chain Reaction1980TV SeriesHerself
Whew!1980TV SeriesHerself
The Big Show1980TV SeriesHerself
Dinah!1974-1980TV SeriesHerself
Match Game PM1975-1980TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
Circus of the Stars #31979TV Special documentaryHerself - Performer
Paul Lynde at the Movies1979TV SpecialHerself
The Mike Douglas Show1964-1979TV SeriesHerself - Co-Host / Herself - Actress / Herself - Comedienne
A Different Approach1978ShortHerself
Donny and Marie1978TV SeriesHerself
The Hollywood Squares1976-1978TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Betty White1978TV SpecialHerself
The Insider2017TV SeriesHerself
The Carol Burnett Show1978TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight2007-2016TV SeriesHerself
The 1978 Annual Iris Awards1978TV SpecialHerself
Today2013-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Jim Nabors Show1978TV SeriesHerself
To Tell the Truth2016TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
People Are Talking with Ann Fraser and Ross McGowan1978TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Valerie's Home Cooking2015-2016TV Series documentaryHerself - Guest
The John Davidson Christmas Special1977TV MovieHerself
The Late Late Show with James Corden2015-2016TV SeriesHerself
Circus of the Stars #21977TV SpecialHerself - Performer
All-Star Dog Rescue Celebration2015TV MovieHerself
CBS Galaxy1977TV SpecialHerself - Guest
Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration2015TV Movie documentaryHerself / Sue Ann Nivens
The Keane Brothers Show1977TV SeriesHerself
Conan2012-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself - Wolverine Auditionee
The Cross-Wits1976-1977TV SeriesHerself
The Heller Awards2015TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The Jacksons1977TV SeriesHerself
Hot in Cleveland2010-2015TV SeriesHerself / Elka Ostrovsky
The 3rd Annual People's Choice Awards1977TV SpecialHerself - Performer
Reality Television Awards2015TV MovieHerself - Winner: Best Host
The Sonny and Cher Show1976-1977TV SeriesHerself / Various Characters
The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2015TV MovieHerself - Winner: Lifetime Achievement Award
Liar's Club1976TV SeriesHerself
2015 TV Land Awards2015TV SpecialHerself
The Paul Lynde Halloween Special1976TV SpecialMiss Halloween
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2011-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Diahann Carroll Show1976TV SeriesHerself
Oprah: Where Are They Now?2015TV SeriesHerself
The 28th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1976TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special2015TV SpecialHerself / Lana
Celebrity Sweepstakes1976TV SeriesHerself
Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Red Carpet Special2015TV SpecialHerself
The Rich Little Show1976TV SeriesHerself
The Talk2013-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
You Don't Say1963-1975TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest Panelist
Extra2014-2015TV SeriesHerself
The Magnificent Marble Machine1975TV SeriesHerself
The 41st Annual People's Choice Awards2015TV SpecialHerself
Showoffs1975TV SeriesHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005-2014TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest / Herself - Captain White, Leader of Seal Team Six / ...
Password All-Stars1961-1975TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Contestant / Herself - Co-Hostess
Fox's Cause for Paws: An All-Star Dog Spectacular2014TV MovieHerself
Tattletales1974TV SeriesHerself
17th Annual Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor: Jay Leno2014TV MovieHerself
All-Star Baffle1973TV SeriesHerself
Inside Edition1996-2014TV Series documentaryHerself
O'Hara, U.S. Treasury1972TV SeriesHerself
The Arsenio Hall Show2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Pet Set1971TV Series documentaryHerself - Hostess
The Queen Latifah Show2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
He Said, She Said1970TV SeriesHerself
Pioneers of Television2008-2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
The Match Game1963-1969TV SeriesHerself - Team Captain / Herself - Team Member
Larry King Now2012-2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Allen Ludden's Gallery1969TV SeriesHerself - Co-hostess
Betty White's Off Their Rockers2012-2014TV SeriesHerself - Hostess
Liar's Club1969TV SeriesHerself
Steve Harvey2014TV SeriesHerself
Snap Judgment1967-1968TV SeriesHerself
WWE Raw2014TV SeriesBetty White
78th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade1967TV MovieHerself - NBC Hostess
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2007-2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Girl Talk1964-1966TV SeriesHerself
Betty White Goes Wild2013TV Movie documentaryHerself
What's My Line?1955-1966TV SeriesHerself - Panelist / Herself - Mystery Guest
Big Cat Week2013TV Series documentaryHerself - Hostess
Chain Letter1966TV SeriesHerself
Tanked2013TV SeriesHerself
The Price Is Right1965TV SeriesHerself
2013 Hero Dog Awards2013TV SpecialHerself - presenter
That Regis Philbin Show1965TV SeriesHerself
TV's Funniest of the Funniest: A Paley Center for Media Special2013TV MovieHerself
76th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade1965TV MovieHerself
Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy2013DocumentaryNarrator
The Steve Allen Playhouse1964TV SeriesHerself
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Your First Impression1962-1963TV SeriesHerself
Katie2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
To Tell the Truth1958-1963TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
Inside Comedy2013TV SeriesHerself
The Jack Paar Tonight Show1958-1962TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest Host
The Doctors2013TV SeriesHerself
Masquerade Party1959TV Series
Betty White's 2nd Annual 90th Birthday2013TV MovieHerself
I've Got a Secret1958TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009-2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Betty White Show1958TV SeriesHerself - Host
2012 Hero Dog Awards2012TV SpecialHerself - Award Honoree / Presenter
Make the Connection1955TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
Love Betty White2012TV MovieHerself
The Betty White Show1954TV SeriesHerself
Home & Family2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 26th Annual Academy Awards1954TV SpecialHerself - Oldsmobile Promotion Segments
Marie2012TV Series documentary
The Eddie Albert Show1952TV SeriesHerself
The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards2012TV SpecialHerself - Nominated: Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program
On the Spot Interviews2012TV Series documentary shortHerself
Late Show with David Letterman2000-2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Himself - Top Ten List Presenter
Piers Morgan Tonight2012TV SeriesHerself
18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2012TV SpecialHerself
Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America's Golden Girl2012TV SpecialHerself
Corazón de...2012TV SeriesHerself
The 38th Annual People's Choice Awards2012TV SpecialHerself
Betty White: Champion for Animals2011DocumentaryHerself
Live with Kelly and Michael1988-2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself - Guest Hostess
The Daily Show1997-2011TV SeriesHerself
The 85th Anniversary of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2011TV Movie documentaryHerself
Rock Center with Brian Williams2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
2011 Hero Dog Awards2011TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards2011TV SpecialHerself - Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Morgan Freeman2011TV MovieHerself
1st Look2011TV SeriesHerself
Tavis Smiley2008-2011TV SeriesHerself
The Joy Behar Show2010-2011TV SeriesHerself
The View2008-2011TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest Co-Host
25th Annual Genesis Awards2011TV SpecialHerself
Buzz: AT&T Original Documentaries2011TV Series documentaryHerself
17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2011TV SpecialHerself
The Wendy Williams Show2011TV SeriesHerself
Good Morning America2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Ace of Cakes2011TV SeriesHerself
Tina Fey: The Mark Twain Prize2010TV MovieHerself
The Barbara Walters Summer Special1986-2010TV SeriesHerself
Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education2010TV MovieHerself
Inside the Actors Studio2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards2010TV SpecialHerself - Co-Presenter: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series and Winner: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Teen Choice Awards 20102010TV SpecialHerself
2010 MTV Movie Awards2010TV SpecialHerself
Saturday Night Live2010TV SeriesHerself - Host / Various Characters
Lopez Tonight2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 8th Annual TV Land Awards2010TV SpecialHerself
The 7PM Project2010TV SeriesHerself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2008-2010TV SeriesHerself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2003-2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Potato Chip Thief
Larry King Live2009-2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Bonnie Hunt Show2008-2010TV SeriesHerself
16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2010TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Life Achievement Award
The 19th Annual Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame2010TV SpecialHerself
2010 Britannia Awards2010TV SpecialHerself
Storyline Online2010TV SeriesHerself
You Again Cast Fight2010Video shortHerself
Dreams Come True: A Celebration of Disney Animation2009TV Movie documentaryHerself
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List2009TV SeriesHerself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2009TV SeriesHerself
The Early Show2005-2009TV SeriesHerself
2009 Game Show Awards2009TV SpecialHerself - Interviewee
TV Land Moguls2009TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Million Dollar Password2008TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Contestant
Wheel of Fortune2008TV SeriesHerself - Special Guest
The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards2008TV SpecialHerself - Co-Presenter: Outstanding Comedy Series
The 6th Annual TV Land Awards2008TV SpecialHerself - Winner
American Masters2007TV Series documentaryHerself
In Search of Puppy Love2007DocumentaryHerself
Back to the Grind2007TV SeriesHerself
Your Mommy Kills Animals!2007DocumentaryHerself - Actress
TV Land Confidential2007TV Series documentaryHerself - Interviewee
The 5th Annual TV Land Awards2007TV SpecialHerself
The Simpsons2000-2007TV SeriesHerself
13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2007TV SpecialHerself
Where's Marty?2006VideoHerself
The Real Match Game Story: Behind the Blanks2006TV MovieHerself
Biography1995-2006TV Series documentaryHerself
Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner2006TV MovieHerself - Roaster
My First Time2006TV SeriesHerself
Gameshow Marathon2006TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
CMT: The Greatest - 20 Greatest Country Comedy Shows2006TV SpecialHerself
CMT: The Greatest - Sexiest Southern Men2006TV SpecialHerself
Family Guy2006TV SeriesHerself
TV Land's Top Ten2005TV Series documentaryHerself
TV's Greatest Sidekicks2004TV SpecialHerself
The 2nd Annual TV Land Awards2004TV SpecialHerself
The Wayne Brady Show2003-2004TV SeriesHerself
Great Women of Television Comedy2003TV MovieHerself
Hollywood Squares1999-2003TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
CBS at 752003TV Special documentaryHerself
Intimate Portrait1998-2003TV Series documentaryHerself / Herself - Interviewee
The Golden Girls: Their Greatest Moments2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV2003TV Special documentaryHerself
Reel Comedy2003TV SeriesHerself
Pyramid2002TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Contestant
She Turned the World on with Her Smile: The Making of 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show'2002Video documentaryHerself
TV Tales2002TV SeriesHerself
The Mary Tyler Moore Reunion2002TV Movie documentaryHerself
NBC 75th Anniversary Special2002TV SpecialHerself
The 70s: The Decade That Changed Television2000TV Movie documentarySegment Presenter
Donny & Marie2000TV SeriesHerself
The 14th Annual American Comedy Awards2000Herself
The 26th Annual People's Choice Awards2000TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Introducing Video
Gaia Symphony II1999DocumentaryVoice over
The Martin Short Show1999TV SeriesHerself
The 11th Annual American Comedy Awards1997TV SpecialHerself
50 Years of Television: A Celebration of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Golden Anniversary1997TV Movie documentaryHerself
1996 MTV Movie Awards1996TV SpecialHerself
Newton's Apple1996TV SeriesHerself
The 48th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1996TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
The John Larroquette Show1996TV SeriesHerself
E! True Hollywood Story1996TV Series documentaryHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1995TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Great Love Songs1995TV MovieHerself - Host
The Second Annual Comedy Hall of Fame1994TV SpecialHerself
Bob Hope's Birthday Memories1994TV Movie documentaryHerself
Vicki!1992-1993TV SeriesHerself
Bob Hope: The First 90 Years1993TV Movie documentaryHerself
Walt Disney World Very Merry Christmas Parade1992TV SpecialHerself
Maury1991-1992TV SeriesHerself
The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1992TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
The 6th Annual American Comedy Awards1992TV SpecialHerself
The Howard Stern Show1992TV SeriesHerself
Bob Hope and Other Young Comedians: The World Laughs, Young and Old1992TV SpecialHerself
The 2th Annual American Teacher Awards1991TV SpecialHerself
Doris Day: A Sentimental Journey1991TV Movie documentaryHerself
One on One with John Tesh1991TV SeriesHerself
The 43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1991TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series & Presenter: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
The $10,000 Pyramid1982-1991TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Contestant
The 5th Annual American Comedy Awards1991TV SpecialHerself
Mary Tyler Moore: The 20th Anniversary Show1991TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 48th Annual Golden Globe Awards1991TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Actress / Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Tv
The $25,000 Pyramid1991TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Contestant
The 17th Annual People's Choice Awards1991TV SpecialHerself - Co-Presenter: Favourite New Television Comedy Series
The Fifth Annual Genesis Awards1991TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 42nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1990TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series / Presenter: Outstanding Drama / Comedy Special & Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Match Game1990TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
Night of 100 Stars III1990TV MovieHerself
The Earth Day Special1990TV SpecialRose Nylund
The 4th Annual American Comedy Awards1990TV SpecialHerself
The Finish Line1990TV MovieHerself
50 Years of Television: A Golden Celebration1989TV Movie documentaryHerself
Later with Bob Costas1989TV SeriesHerself
3rd Degree!1989TV SeriesHerself
The 34th Annual Thalians Ball1989TV MovieHerself
A Conversation with...1989TV Mini-SeriesHerself
Bob Hope's Love Affair with Lucy1989TV MovieHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Access Hollywood2017TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2009-2017TV SeriesHerself
The Insider2016-2017TV SeriesHerself
Carol Burnett's Favorite Sketches2016TV Movie
Extra2016TV SeriesHerself
Inside Edition2015TV Series documentaryHerself
Canada A.M.2015TV SeriesHerself
CBS This Morning2014TV SeriesHerself
19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2013TV SpecialHerself - Nominee
The Bold and the Beautiful2011-2012TV SeriesAnn Douglas
Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 20122012TV MovieHerself
Give It Up for Greg Giraldo2011TV Movie documentaryHerself
Saturday Night Live Backstage2011TV Special documentaryHerself
The Women of SNL2010TV MovieFlorence Dusty
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2010TV SeriesHerself
TV's All-Time Funniest: A Paley Center for Media Special2008TV SpecialHerself
La imagen de tu vida2006TV SeriesRose Nylund
That '70s Show Special: The Final Goodbye2006TV SpecialBea
50 Most Wicked Women of Primetime2004TV Movie documentarySue Ann Nivens - The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Lipstick & Dynamite, Piss & Vinegar: The First Ladies of Wrestling2004TV Movie documentaryHerself (uncredited)
Celebrities Uncensored2004TV SeriesHerself
50 Years of Funny Females1995TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Carol Burnett Show: A Reunion1993TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1992TV SeriesHerself
Funny Women of Television1991TV Movie documentaryHerself - Host (segment "Homemakers")
Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 22nd Anniversary1984TV MovieHerself - Actress
Johnny Carson's 21st Anniversary1983TV MovieHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 19th Anniversary Special1981TV MovieJane in Tarzan sketch

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Lifetime Achievement AwardDaytime Emmy Awards
2015People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite TV Icon
2012ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy SeriesHot in Cleveland (2010)
2012Timeless AwardGay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)
2012Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsReality HostBetty White's Off Their Rockers (2012)
2012GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Spoken Word AlbumFor the album "If You Ask Me (And of Course You Won't)."
2011ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy SeriesHot in Cleveland (2010)
2011TV Guide AwardTV Guide AwardsFavorite TV Icon
2011GracieGracie Allen AwardsOutstanding Female Lead in a Comedy SeriesHot in Cleveland (2010)
2010Life Achievement AwardScreen Actors Guild Awards
2010Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie: DanceThe Proposal (2009)· Sandra Bullock
2010Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy SeriesSaturday Night Live (1975)
2010Britannia AwardBAFTA/LA Britannia AwardsExcellence in Comedy
2010Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsVariety PerformerSaturday Night Live (1975)
2010Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsPerformer of the Year
2010OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Female Performance in a Fiction ProgramSaturday Night Live (1975)
2009Career Achievement AwardTelevision Critics Association Awards
2008Pop Culture AwardTV Land AwardsThe Golden Girls (1985)· Bea Arthur
· Rue McClanahan
2008Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsLifetime Achievement Award (Performer)
2004Groundbreaking ShowTV Land AwardsMary Tyler Moore (1970)· Mary Tyler Moore
· John Amos
· Edward Asner
· Valerie Harper
· Cloris Leachman
· Gavin MacLeod
2003TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsQuintessential Non-Traditional FamilyThe Golden Girls (1985)· Bea Arthur
· Estelle Getty
· Rue McClanahan
2000American Comedy AwardAmerican Comedy Awards, USAFunniest Female Guest Appearance in a TV SeriesAlly McBeal (1997)
1999OFTA TV Hall of FameOnline Film & Television AssociationActors and Actresses
1996Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy SeriesThe John Larroquette Show (1993)
1990Lifetime Achievement Award in ComedyAmerican Comedy Awards, USA
1988Q AwardViewers for Quality Television AwardsBest Actress in a Quality Comedy SeriesThe Golden Girls (1985)
1988Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameTelevisionAwarded on February 18, 1988 at 6747 Hollywood Blvd.
1987Q AwardViewers for Quality Television AwardsBest Actress in a Quality Comedy SeriesThe Golden Girls (1985)
1987American Comedy AwardAmerican Comedy Awards, USAFunniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) Network, Cable or SyndicationThe Golden Girls (1985)
1986Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy SeriesThe Golden Girls (1985)
1986Golden AppleGolden Apple AwardsFemale Star of the Year· Bea Arthur
· Estelle Getty
· Rue McClanahan
1983Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Host or Hostess in a Game or Audience Participation ShowJust Men! (1983)
1976Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy SeriesMary Tyler Moore (1970)
1975Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy SeriesMary Tyler Moore (1970)
1952EmmyLos Angeles Area Emmy AwardsMost Outstanding Female PersonalityLife with Elizabeth (1952)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Critics' Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Reality HostBetty White's Off Their Rockers (2012)
2014Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition ProgramBetty White's Off Their Rockers (2012)
2013ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy SeriesHot in Cleveland (2010)
2013Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition ProgramBetty White's Off Their Rockers (2012)
2012ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or MiniseriesThe Lost Valentine (2011)
2012Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition ProgramBetty White's Off Their Rockers (2012)
2012Grace AwardMovieGuide AwardsMost Inspirational Television ActingThe Lost Valentine (2011)
2011ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesHot in Cleveland (2010)· Valerie Bertinelli
· Jane Leeves
· Wendie Malick
2011Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy SeriesHot in Cleveland (2010)
2011Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsTV Movie/Mini Supporting ActressThe Lost Valentine (2011)
2011Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsTV Movie/Mini Lead ActressThe Lost Valentine (2011)
2011OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actress in a Comedy SeriesHot in Cleveland (2010)
2011People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite TV Guest StarCommunity (2009)
2011People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Online Sensation
2010Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie: Female Scene StealerThe Proposal (2009)
2010MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest WTF MomentThe Proposal (2009)
2009Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy SeriesMy Name Is Earl (2005)
2007Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsLife Achievement (Performer)
2004Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actress in a Drama SeriesThe Practice (1997)
2004Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsDrama Guest ActressThe Practice (1997)
2003Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy SeriesYes, Dear (2000)
2000OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actress in a New Comedy SeriesLadies Man (1999)
1997Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy SeriesSuddenly Susan (1996)
1992Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy SeriesThe Golden Girls (1985)
1991Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy SeriesThe Golden Girls (1985)
1990Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy SeriesThe Golden Girls (1985)
1990American Comedy AwardAmerican Comedy Awards, USAFunniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) Network, Cable or SyndicationThe Golden Girls (1985)
1989Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or MusicalThe Golden Girls (1985)
1989Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy SeriesThe Golden Girls (1985)
1989People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Female TV Performer
1988People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Female TV Performer
1988Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or MusicalThe Golden Girls (1985)
1988Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy SeriesThe Golden Girls (1985)
1987People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Female TV Performer
1987Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or MusicalThe Golden Girls (1985)
1987Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy SeriesThe Golden Girls (1985)
1986Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or MusicalThe Golden Girls (1985)
1984Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Host or Hostess in a Game or Audience Participation ShowJust Men! (1983)
1977Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy SeriesMary Tyler Moore (1970)
1951Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsBest Actress


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#Fact
1Before she was a successful comedienne, actress and an animal activist, she was a member of the American Women's Voluntary Services (where she drove a PX truck) during World War II and she worked as a disc jockey at KLAC.
2Had frequently flew from Los Angeles to New York being a panelist on game shows.
3Her parents met in Chicago, where her father, Horace Logan White, worked at an electrical company, and her mother, Christine Tess White, was a housewife.
4An avid game player.
5Long lives ran in her family.
6Had begun writing plays when she was in grammar school.
7She was born on the street opposite of Chicago, in a suburb of Oak Park.
8Despite not having children, White is the stepmother of: David, Martha and Sarah (Allen Ludden's first marriage to Margaret McGloin).
9Met Mark Goodson, Bill Todman, Frank Wayne and Chester Feldman; when White was in New York, doing game shows.
10Ralph Helfer, renowned animal trainer and Hollywood animal behaviorist is very dear of Betty who provided many of his exotic animals for her television show The Pet Set (1971).
11Release of her autobiography, "Betty White in Person". [1987]
12New York, NY, USA: Release and promotion of her newest book, "If You Ask Me: (And of Course You Won't)" [2011]
13Release of her book, "Betty White's Pet-Love: How Pets Take Care of Us". [1983]
14Appeared on many games shows with good friend Vicki Lawrence who was also a big game player.
15Alongside Norman Lloyd, William Daniels, Dick Van Dyke, Ernest Borgnine, Mickey Rooney, Angela Lansbury, Edward Asner, Phyllis Diller, Adam West, Marla Gibbs, Larry Hagman, Florence Henderson, Christopher Lee, Shirley Jones and Alan Alda, White is one of the few screen actors who have lived into their 80s and/or 90s without ever either retiring from acting or having stopped getting work.
16Friends with Shirley Jones, Gavin MacLeod, Florence Henderson, Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner, Cloris Leachman, Doris Roberts, Rue McClanahan, Charlotte Rae, Marla Gibbs, Della Reese, Norman Lloyd, Dick Van Dyke, Carol Burnett, Tom Poston, Susan Harris, Mark Goodson, Dick Clark, Bill Cullen, Doris Day, Barbara Walters, Richard Dawson, Alex Trebek, Robert Wagner, Carol Channing, Bob Eubanks, Joyce Bulifant, Ed Begley Jr., Vicki Lawrence, Ralph Helfer and Joan Rivers.
17She is a Democrat and throughout the years has endorsed Franklin D. Roosevelt, Adlai Stevenson, John F. Kennedy, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama.
18She started her entertainment career on radio in 1930 at the age of 8 playing an adopted orphan on the soap opera "Empire Builders".
19She has never had children.
20Best known for her starring role as Rose Nylund on The Golden Girls (1985).
21Of the four principal stars/actresses on The Golden Girls (1985), Betty White is the oldest (first born), as well as the last surviving. (In order: Betty White, born on January 17, 1922; Bea Arthur, born on May 13, 1922; Estelle Getty, born on July 25, 1923; and Rue McClanahan, born on February 21, 1934).
22She is a member of the Unity Church.
23At 88 and a half, she was the oldest person to ever host Saturday Night Live (1975). [2010]
24In 1955, Betty was the honorary mayor of Hollywood, California.
25Made several appearances on Santa Barbara (1984) as part of a contest.
26Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1988. The star is next to her late husband, Allen Ludden,'s star.
27Attended the same school as Jamie Luner.
28Was portraying the conniving, gold-digging Ellen Harper, the niece of Rue McClanahan, who played the prudish Aunt Fran, On Mama's Family (1983) at the same time as they were working together on The Golden Girls (1985) in almost opposite roles.
29Betty was originally considered for the role of the sexpot, "Blanche," on The Golden Girls (1985). However, Betty had already been the aggressive "Sue Ann Nivens" on Mary Tyler Moore (1970) and Rue McClanahan had played the introverted "Vivian" on Maude (1972). It was thought best not to have these two actresses reprise similar characters. Therefore, Betty got the part of naive "Rose Nylund" and Rue played the oversexed "Blanche".
30Is an avid animal welfare activist and works with a number of organizations; including the Los Angeles Zoo Commission, the Morris Animal Foundation, and Actors & Others for Animals.
31Her paternal grandfather, Christopher Hans Christian White, was Danish, and her maternal grandfather, Nicholas Cachikis, was Greek. Her grandmothers, both Canadian-born, had English and Welsh ancestry.
32Admits to having surgery before The Golden Girls (1985), even though the program was about growing old and not having a problem with it.
33Is strongly critical of reality television.
34Graduated from Beverly Hills High School in Beverly Hills, California, in 1939, at age 17. Other alumni of the school include Angelina Jolie, Michael Klesic, Nicolas Cage, Lenny Kravitz, David Schwimmer, Jonathan Silverman, Gina Gershon, Rhonda Fleming, Jackie Cooper, Rob Reiner, Antonio Sabato Jr., Pauly Shore, Michael Tolkin, Corbin Bernsen, Elizabeth Daily, Albert Brooks, and Crispin Glover.
35Is an avid Animal Rights activist and is a sponsor for Farm Animal Reform Movement and Friends of Animals.
36Played the same character, Rose Nylund, on four different TV series: The Golden Palace (1992), The Golden Girls (1985), Nurses (1991), and Empty Nest (1988).
37Moved to Los Angeles when she was only two years old.
38Per her autobiography, White was named "Betty" at birth not "Elizabeth" because her parents did not want her to be saddled with any of the nicknames and derivatives of Elizabeth -- i.e. Beth, Liza, Ellie, etc.
39Beloved frequent guest celebrity/panelist on numerous game shows, including every version of Password All-Stars (1961), The Hollywood Squares (1965), Match Game 73 (1973), The $10,000 Pyramid (1973), and countless others.
40James L. Brooks offered her the role of Helen Hunt's mother in As Good as It Gets (1997). She turned it down because she objected to the treatment of the dog in the film.
41Started career as the "Phone Girl" on Al Jarvis's afternoon TV show in L.A.
42Received the Women's International Center (WIC) Living Legacy Award in 1988.

#Quote
1On Bones (2005): I had seen the show, of course and heard it was one of the happiest sets in town. That's a great reputation to have and is well deserved.
2I've worked with Morris Animal Foundation for more than 40 years now, and I'm so proud of all they've done to advance veterinary medicine for animals worldwide.
3I'm having the time of my life and the fact that I'm still working - how lucky can you get? I'm 90 years old and still able to work as much as I do. That's a privilege.
4Mary Tyler Moore (1970) was - it was my first big hit.
5When I realized I could use Facebook as a way to communicate directly with my fans, I thought it would be a great idea.
6Well, I mean, if a joke or humor is bawdy, it's got to be funny enough to warrant it. You can't just have it bawdy or dirty just for the sake of being that - it's got to be funny.
7When we started in television, there was that magic box in the corner of the room, and 'Oh my gosh - look what it's doing!'
8I just want to bring as much natural as I can. I'm not saying that people who take acting lessons are false. They're much better than I am, but it doesn't work for me.
9If you get into a Broadway show and it doesn't work, you're a failure. And if it does work, you may be stuck for who knows how long. It just doesn't sound great to me!
10I am the luckiest old broad on two feet if the truth were known. It's - but it all goes back to Mary Tyler Moore, The Golden Girls (1985) all those - actors love to take the credit. We couldn't do it without the writers.
11I'm in the middle of my sixth book, which is about animals at the Los Angeles Zoo.
12I'm the luckiest broad on two feet, I'll tell you that. They say once a woman passes 40 she doesn't get any good parts, so I'm blessed.
13I was one of the first women producers in Hollywood.
14I love Cadillacs and name them after birds.
15I stayed in show business to pay for my animal business.
16I'm not what you might call sexy, but I'm romantic. Let's put it that way.
17I like double entendre because then the people who get it enjoy it, and the people who don't get it don't know about it.
18The audience today has heard every joke. They know every plot. They know where you're going before you even start. That's a tough audience to surprise, and a tough audience to write for. It's much more competitive now, because the audience is so much more - I want to say 'sophisticated.'
19I have the backbone of an eel.
20I don't get political.
21I think that a show that is as successful as The Golden Girls (1985) is a once-in-a-lifetime thing. If you don't feel proud to be part of a show that has that kind of track record, then shame on you, because that's a privilege.
22I was an only child and I had a mother and father who were just - there wasn't a straight man in the house, and I mean that in a very nice way. They were fun, and we would laugh a lot.
23It's been phenomenal, but everybody keeps congratulating me on my resurgence and my big comeback. I haven't been away, guys. I've been working steadily for the last 63 years.
24Of course, nobody's tearing my door down. If you're successful you're going to intimidate and scare off the people you'd like to spend time with. They're not going to approach you. And the ones who do are often there because you are a celebrity.
25I cannot stand the people who get wonderful starts in show business and who abuse it. Lindsay Lohan and Charlie Sheen, for example, although there are plenty of others, too. They are the most blessed people in the world, and they don't appreciate it.
26You know what the problem that animal activists sometimes have? They only concentrate on the heartbreaking things to the point where the general public thinks, 'Oh, here comes those animal folks again and I'm going to hear all the things I don't want to hear.'
27I'm in the acting business. That's the ego business.
28Take personal responsibility. A lot of people go, 'Well, I'll get a dog because I have a kid and a kid needs a dog.' And it doesn't work out for that dog and the dog is on the street.
29I have my golden retriever now, Pontiac. He's a career-change guide dog from Guide Dogs for the Blind.
30It's fun once in a while to do a serious part but I really enjoy doing comedy because I love to laugh.
31A lot of people think this is a goodie two-shoes talking. But we do have a tendency to complain rather than celebrating who we are. I learned at my mother's knee it's better to appreciate what's happening... I think we kind of talk ourselves into the negative sometimes.
32I kid around a lot, but pranks are not my best strength!
33I'm so compulsive about stuff, I know if I had ever gotten pregnant, of course, that would have been my whole focus. But I didn't choose to have children because I'm focused on my career. And I just don't think, as compulsive as I am, that I could manage both.
34I like bawdy humor. I love bawdy humor, but not dirty humor.
35The writers are the stars of every really successful sitcom.
36I really don't care with whom you sleep. I just care what kind of a decent human being you are.
37My mother and dad were big animal lovers, too. I just don't know how I would have lived without animals around me. I'm fascinated by them - both domestic pets and the wild community. They just are the most interesting things in the world to me, and it's made such a difference in my lifetime.
38I've enjoyed the opposite sex a lot. Always have. Always will.
39I go out to the kitchen to feed the dog, but that's about as much cooking as I do.
40I think it's your mental attitude. So many of us start dreading age in high school and that's a waste of a lovely life. 'Oh... I'm 30, oh, I'm 40, oh, 50.' Make the most of it.
41If everyone took personal responsibility for their animals, we wouldn't have a lot of the animal problems that we do. I'm a big spay-and-neuter supporter. Don't have babies if you're not going to take care of those babies. We don't need more. We just need to take care of the ones we have. Take responsibility and breathe kindness.
42I enjoy being busy, I really do. Remember, I'm the stub end of the railroad. I have no family, so I'm not taking busy time away from people that I should be spending it with. So I'm just relaxing and enjoying it.
43A lady likes to be complimented on her looks, her eyes, her figure. But the personality comments are much appreciated.
44I don't seem to require a lot of sleep. I just - if I get four, five good hours, I'm fine. But sleeping is sort of dull. There's a lot of other good stuff that you can do without just lying down and closing your eyes.
45If you have one good series, you know, it's a blessing. Two good series is unusual. Three is a phenomenon, but right now, I'm working with these wonderful women on Hot in Cleveland (2010) and Valerie Bertinelli, and Wendie Malick and Jane Leeves are like, it's like the buddy-ship we had on The Golden Girls (1985) and Mary Tyler Moore.
46Retirement is not in my vocabulary. They aren't going to get rid of me that way.
47It's a little known fact that one in three family pets gets lost during its lifetime, and approximately 9 million pets enter shelters each year. That's why it's a wonderful thing to get your pet microchipped and registered with your contact information because then they can be located and the owners can track where their pets are.
48Wendie Malick and Valerie Bertinelli make fun of me, but I take care of my health - I don't abuse it.
49I have a two-story house and a bad memory, so I'm up and down those stairs all the time. That's my exercise.
50A good friend of mine was Lucy Ball. Her mother and my mother were best friends.
51Long ago, I did a five-and-a-half-hour-a-day, six-day-a-week talk show for four years, early on, in Los Angeles - local show. And when you are on that many hours with no script, you know, you get very comfortable, maybe overly comfortable with that small audience.
52I don't care who anybody sleeps with. If a couple has been together all that time - and there are gay relationships that are more solid than some heterosexual ones - I think it's fine if they want to get married. I don't know how people can get so anti-something.
53Wilderness is harder and harder to find these days on this beautiful planet, and we're abusing our planet to the point of almost no return.
54Hot dogs and Red Vines and potato chips and French fries are my favorite foods.
55Doing drama is, in a sense, easier. In doing comedy, if you don't get that laugh, there's something wrong.
56Animals are near and dear to my heart, and I've devoted my life to trying to improve their lives.
57When I pontificate, it sounds so, you know, Oh, well, she's preaching. I'm not preaching, but I think maybe I learned it from my animal friends. Kindness and consideration of somebody besides yourself. I think that keeps you feeling young. I really do.
58I just make it my business to get along with people so I can have fun. It's that simple.
59I always wanted to be a zookeeper when I was growing up, and I've wound up a zookeeper! I've been working with the Los Angeles Zoo for 45 years! I'm the luckiest old broad on two feet because my life is divided absolutely in half - half animals and half show business. You can't ask for better than two things you love the most.
60I'm a big cockeyed optimist. I try to accentuate the positive as opposed to the negative.
61I love words. Sudoku I don't get into, I'm not into numbers that much, and there are people who are hooked on that. But crossword puzzles, I just can't - if I get a puppy and I paper train him and I put the - if all of a sudden I'd open the paper and there's a crossword puzzle - 'No, no, you can't go on that, honey. I'll take it.'
62I had to make a major decision with myself because I just don't think you can do both: try to have a baby career and raise it and have a baby baby and raise it. And to try to do justice to either one. It was a very conscious decision on my part not to have children - which I have never regretted.
63During the Depression, my dad made radios to sell to make extra money. Nobody had any money to buy the radios, so he would trade them for dogs. He built kennels in the backyard, and he cared for the dogs.
64I may be a senior, but so what? I'm still hot.
65I don't know where I learned elephants like their tongues slapped. Whatever turns you on.
66The bottom line is, I'm blessed with good health. On top of that, I don't go around thinking 'Oh, I'm 90, I better do this or I better do that.' I'm just Betty. I'm the same Betty that I've always been. Take it or leave it.
67Animals don't lie. Animals don't criticize. If animals have moody days, they handle them better than humans do.
68If you're walking with your lady on the sidewalk, I still like to see a man walking street-side, to protect the lady from traffic. I grew up with that, and I hate to see something like that get lost. I still like to see that a man opens the door. I like those touches of chivalry that are fast disappearing.
69Why retire from something if you're loving it so much and enjoying it so much, and you're blessed with another group of people to work with like the gang on 'Hot in Cleveland?' Why would I think of retiring? What would I do with myself?
70You can always tell about somebody by the way they put their hands on an animal.
71Anger tears me up inside... My own... or anyone else's.
72I didn't know what Facebook was, and now that I do know what it is, I have to say, it sounds like a huge waste of time.
73I am interested in a lot of things - not just show business and my passion for animals. I try to keep current in what's going on in the world. I do mental exercises. I don't have any trouble memorizing lines because of the crossword puzzles I do every day to keep my mind a little limber. I don't sit and vegetate.
74Animal lover that I am, a cougar I am not.
75I've worked with the Los Angeles Zoo for 45 years, and we have this magnificent photographer, Tad Motoyama. He takes these wonderful, wonderful animal pictures. All through the years he's given me copies of these pictures. Well, I have all these gorgeous ones, so I said, 'Tad, I want to do a book with your picture on one side.'
76I'm not into animal rights. I'm only into animal welfare and health. I've been with the Morris Animal Foundation since the '70s. We're a health organization. We fund campaign health studies for dogs, cats, lizards and wildlife. I've worked with the L.A. Zoo for about the same length of time. I get my animal fixes!
77I think older women still have a full life.
78I think a lot of people like hidden-camera shows where they think they're spying on somebody who doesn't know they're looking at them. And nobody takes it seriously - you either enjoy it and get a laugh out of the reactions or not.
79Don't try to be young. Just open your mind. Stay interested in stuff. There are so many things I won't live long enough to find out about, but I'm still curious about them. You know people who are already saying, 'I'm going to be 30 - oh, what am I going to do?' Well, use that decade! Use them all!
80It'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. And sometimes it can be a lifesaver.
81[on Bea Arthur] Bea was not that fond of me. I don't know what I ever did but she was not that thrilled with me. But I loved Bea and I admired her.
82The audience today has heard every joke. They know every plot. They know where you're going before you even start. That's a tough audience to surprise, and a tough audience to write for. It's much more competitive now, because the audience is so much more - I want to say sophisticated.
83I'm in the acting business. That's the ego business. When you get offers, the way things are going now you've gotta enjoy it. You've gotta take to time to taste it, and appreciate it and make the most of it.Those offers aren't going to come around all the time. By the time I'm 100...
84[At 90] I can credit my folks for my genes. That said, I can't get over that at this age I don't feel this age. I'm not trying to be any younger. I'm not lying about my age. If I were lying about my age, I would say I was 89. I'm just at one of those good times in one's life. I'm at one of the high spots. I'm healthy enough to enjoy it. I'm surrounded by friends I adore. Isn't that kind of the best way to sign off?

#Trademark
1Sparkling blue eyes
2Raspy, sultry voice
3Short stature

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