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 Betty Marion White

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Betty Marion White

Original Name Betty Marion White
Birth
Oak Park, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death 31 Dec 2021 (aged 99)
Brentwood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Cremated, Specifically: Ashes given to Glenn Kaplan, the man in charge of Betty's heath care directive.
Memorial ID 235442009 View Source
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Actress, Comedian. Probably best known for her role in "The Golden Girls" (1985 to 1992) and "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" (1970 to 1977). The only child of Horace White and Christine Cachikis, she first starred in an episode of "Empire Builders." She later began her television career in 1939, singing songs on "The Merry Widow." By 1954, she had her own talk show, "The Betty White Show," which faced criticism for having a Black performer, resulting in Betty giving him more screen time. By the 60s, she was featured in both game and talk shows featuring Jack Paar and Johnny Carson. In the 80s she starred in "The Golden Girls" with Bea Arthur, Estelle Getty, and Rue McClanahan. The show was extremely successful and White won an Emmy. She reprised her role as Rose in the short-lived Golden Girls spin-off, "The Golden Palace" from 1992 to 1993. White continued to star in films and television shows throughout the 2000s and 2010s. She married three times in her life, first to Dick Barker whom she met while volunteering during World War II. After Barker, she married Hollywood talent agent Lane Allen in 1947 but divorced in 1949 after being pressured to give up her career. Her third and final marriage was to television personality Allen Ludden from 1963 to his death in 1981. She passed away only 17 days away from her 100th birthday.


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  • Added: 31 Dec 2021
  • Find a Grave Memorial 235442009
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/235442009/betty-marion-white : accessed ), memorial page for Betty Marion White (17 Jan 1922–31 Dec 2021), Find a Grave Memorial ID 235442009, ; Maintained by Find a Grave Cremated, who reports a Ashes given to Glenn Kaplan, the man in charge of Betty's heath care directive..