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Actress Betty White has been active in Hollywood since the late 1930s. Here's why the world has fallen in love with this Golden Girl.

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Actress Betty White has been active in Hollywood since the late 1930s. She’s mostly known as an actress, but she’s so much more than that. She is a comedian, author, and passionate animal advocate as well. Right after graduating from high school, she began pursuing a career in the limelight and it all worked out in her favor. 

Some of the awards White’s earned for herself over the years include the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award, and the People’s Choice Award for Favorite TV Icon. If anyone deserves to be celebrated it is beloved Golden Girls actress Betty White.

Her first time onstage

Betty White began her career early on in life because she knew she was destined to be a star. She started off small with an experimental television role singing songs from The Merry Widow. After she ventured into the world of modeling, she was picked up for an acting job at the Bliss Hayden Little Theatre. This was just the beginning for her as things quickly took off from there.

Her life changing sitcom: Golden Girls

After actress Betty White was cast in Golden Girls, she became a beloved household name all across North America. The feel-good sitcom focuses on four older women enjoying life while also thinking about the inevitable process of aging. 

Although the women in the show occasionally clash with one another, they remain friendly & loyal for the most part. The endearing sitcom is about mature women who have already experienced plenty of crazy moments in life so they have a lot to discuss and reflect on.

Her animal advocacy 

Actress Betty White is a true animal lover, advocating for the health & wellbeing of animals everywhere. Her passionate desire to keep animals safe stems from her childhood, as she grew up always having a soft spot in her heart for little critters. She’s been heavily involved with the Morris Animal Foundation for years hosting events, donating money, and serving as the national spokesperson. 

Her love life

Over the years, actress Betty White has tied the knot three times. Three time’s a charm, right? In 1945, she married Dick Barker but the short-lived romance ended within that very same year. From 1947 to 1949, she was married to Lane Allen but that marriage didn’t work out either. 

White’s third marriage was to Allen Ludden and she stayed with from 1963 to 1981. Her third romantic union was certainly her most successful and long lasting. Although she is single now, she doesn’t seem to be too concerned about the dating scene anymore.

Her many publications

The list of books written by actress Betty White might steer a few fans in the direction of seeing her as more of an author than actress! She’s been published many times and the books she’s written have all been very successful. 

Her most popular book is called If You Ask Me (And of Course You Won’t) and it’s all about her career in Hollywood as well as her honest opinions on what it’s been like to be such a well known figure for seven decades. Other books she penned include Betty White in Person, Here We Go Again: My Life in Television, and Betty & Friends: My Life at the Zoo. Her anecdotal style makes for great reading.

Her most recent roles

Betty White hasn’t slowed down one bit since her rise to fame kicked into gear so many decades ago. In fact, her latest projects were released as recently as 2019. She voice acted in a TV series short called Forty Asks a Question as well as an animated movie called Trouble

White also lent her voice to the character of Bitey Whitey in Toy Story 4, arguably the biggest animated film of 2019. She can keep up with whatever she wants to do in entertainment and will continue to be celebrated by her devoted fans forever. 

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