Betty White

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Betty Marion White
  • Birth Place: Oak Park, IL
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 01/17/1922, Capricorn
  • Profession: Actor; author
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Betty White Fast Facts:
  • First TV job was as a girl Friday at KLAC, a local Los Angeles station, in 1949. 
  • Met future husband Allen Ludden when she appeared on Password in 1961.
  • Won a 1983 Daytime Emmy as Outstanding Host for Just Men!
  • Inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 1995.
  • A renowned animal-rights activist, she was named Ambassador to the Animals by the Los Angeles Zoo in 2006.
  • Has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and received a TV Land pop-culture award.
  • In 2010, at 88, became the oldest Saturday Night Live guest host, and copped an Emmy for her appearance.
  • Also in 2010, took on the role of Elka in the sitcom Hot in Cleveland.
  • Named an honorary forest ranger in 2010.
  • Betty White Relationships:
  • Dick Barker - Ex-husband
  • Martha Ludden - Stepdaughter
  • David Ludden - Stepson
  • Tess White - Mother
  • Allen Ludden - Husband (deceased)
  • Lane Allen - Ex-husband
  • Sarah Ludden - Stepdaughter
  • Horace White - Father
  • Betty White Awards:
  • 1987 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1975 Emmy: Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 1977 Emmy: Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1991 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1986 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 1988 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1987 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1989 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1989 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1986 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1988 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1996 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress for a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 1976 Emmy: Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 1992 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1997 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1951 Emmy: Best Actress - Nominee
  • 2003 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2004 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1990 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2009 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2009 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Life Achievement Award - Winner
  • 2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2012 Emmy: Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program - Nominee
  • 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2013 Emmy: Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program - Nominee
  • 2010 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 2011 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries - Nominee
  • 2014 Emmy: Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program - Nominee
  • 2011 Grammy: Best Spoken Word Album - Winner

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