Just weeks before a milestone birthday of 100, American icon, actress, and comedian Betty White has died. A report from TMZ, says Betty passed away at her home on New Years Eve, just before 9:30 AM Friday.
With a career of more than eight decades, as America’s sweetheart, she started her entertainment career on radio in the late 1930s and made her TV debut singing on an experimental channel in Los Angeles in 1939. She became a household name and by 1960s and early ’70s, Betty was hosting coverage of the annual Tournament of Rose Parade and Match Game and Password.
She married Allen Ludden, her third husband, in 1963.
She acted in television sitcoms The Golden Girls and The Mary Tyler Moore Show.
Betty had the longest running career for any woman in TV prior to her death.
Tributes pour in for Betty White:
RIP Betty White, the only SNL host I ever saw get a standing ovation at the after party. A party at which she ordered a vodka and a hotdog and stayed til the bitter end.— Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) December 31, 2021
Y’all, with the passing of #BettyWhite we have lost one of the best humans ever!— LeVar Burton (@levarburton) December 31, 2021
The world looks different now. She was great at defying expectation. She managed to grow very old and somehow, not old enough. We’ll miss you, Betty. Now you know the secret. pic.twitter.com/uevwerjobS— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) December 31, 2021
2021 took Betty White 🙁 unforgivable.— Chad Cassani (@chadwowski) December 31, 2021
This clip of Betty White with Ryan Reynolds lives rent free in my head. pic.twitter.com/82SpPWH3Nq— Ahmed Ali (@MrAhmednurAli) December 31, 2021