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Betty White Biography, Net Worth, Children, Husband, Awards & Death

Betty White was an American comedic actress who has starred on such programs as ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show,’ ‘The Golden Girls’ and ‘Hot in Cleveland’ over eight decades in show business.

In this article, we will explore much on what she died of and some other information about her when she was alive.

Quick Facts

Net Worth:
$75 Million
Salary/Year$3 Million Per Year
Date of Birth:
January 17, 1922 (99 years) Dead
Place of Birth:Oak Park, Illinois
Height:1.63 m
Profession:Singer, comedian, Author, model, Tv producer, Voice actor, Film actor, Game show host, stage actor & a presenter
Nationality:United States of America

Early Life

Betty white biography

Comedic actress Betty Marion White Ludden was born on January 17, 1922, in Oak Park, Illinois.

She grew up as the only child of Horace and Tess White, an electrical engineer and a homemaker. When she was 2, she moved to Los Angeles with her family.

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White got her start working as an assistant at a local television station. In the early 1950s, she launched her first television series, Life with Elizabeth, which she developed with George Tibbles. “He wrote and I produced,” White explained to The Hollywood Reporter. “I was one of the first women producers in Hollywood.” The show’s premise came from a sketch she had done previously on local television.

Continuing to work in television, Betty White made guest appearances on such shows as The United States Steel Hour and Petticoat Junction.

She was also a favorite of talk-show host Jack Paar, who often had her on the Tonight Show, and she made regular appearances on game shows such as Password. She met her third husband, Allen Ludden, on that show in 1961.

Who was Betty White? (Biography)

Betty White, in full Betty Marion White, was born on January 17, 1922, Oak Park, Illinois, U.S.

Betty White began her television career in the late 1930s. She starred on Life with Elizabeth in the 1950s and maintained her popularity as a TV personality through appearances on talk, game and variety shows.

Following a lengthy run on The Mary Tyler Moore Show in the 1970s, White co-starred in another popular sitcom the following decade with the launch of The Golden Girls.

Her success carrying into her 80s and then her 90s, Betty joined the cast of Hot in Cleveland in 2010 and that year also became the oldest host of Saturday Night Live, after a Facebook-fueled effort to get her on the show.

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In the 1940s she acted on various radio shows, and in 1949 she began regularly appearing on television, working as a “girl Friday” on Hollywood on Television.

She later became host of the show, and in 1952 she cofounded Bandy Productions to develop her own projects.

Later that year the television sitcom Life with Elizabeth premiered. White played the title role a married woman whose various predicaments test the patience of her husband in addition to co creating and producing the show, which ran until 1955.

Two years later she starred in the series Date with the Angels, a comedic look at domestic life.

White subsequently became a frequent guest on television game shows, including To Tell the Truth, What’s My Line?, and Password.

When did Betty white die?

She died on December 31, 2021, at Brentwood, California. The latter was hosted by Allen Ludden. White and Ludden married in 1963 and were together until his death in 1981.

What did she died of?

The official cause of death listed on the Los Angeles County document obtained by CNN is cerebrovascular accident, the medical term for a stroke, when blood flow to the brain is blocked causing impairment due to lack of oxygen. White died in her Los Angeles home early on New Year’s Eve at the age of 99.

She was cremated and her remains were given Friday to Glenn Kaplan, the man in charge of White’s advanced health care directive.
Jeff Witjas, White’s longtime agent and friend, who first confirmed her death, said she had been staying close to her at Los Angeles home during the pandemic.

What were Betty White last words?

Betty White’s last words were a call for her late husband, friend Vicki Lawrence reveals. White died at the age of 99 at her home on New Year’s Eve.
White’s long-time friend Vicki Lawrence said she was told White’s last word was, “Allen.”


99 years

What was Betty White’s net worth?

Betty White amassed a net worth of around $75 million dollars at the time of her passing, reportedly donating more than $300K to animal charities. Hollywood lost a true icon when Betty White passed away on December 31, 2021.


While Betty White never had kids of her own and didn’t regret it, by marrying Allen Ludden she gained three stepchildren, David Ludden, Martha Ludden, and Sarah Ludden.

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Betty White and husband

Following two short-lived marriages, White found true love with game show host Ludden, whom she met while appearing as a guest on Password during the show’s third week.

“We felt like we knew each other,” she told the Archive of American Television, recalling their “love affair.”

“He was the most genuine man I’ve ever known,” White once told PEOPLE of Ludden, who had three children from a previous marriage. “I first fell in love with his enthusiasm. He was interested in everything.”

Within weeks of their meeting, Ludden proposed marriage “just as a joke,” White, who was in no mood for remarrying at that time, once recalled to PEOPLE, “But he wouldn’t let up.” When she refused a diamond wedding ring (“Oh, I was a bitch!”), he wore it on a chain around his neck.

She finally gave in on Easter 1963. He sent her “this adorable fluffy white stuffed bunny,” she remembered, “and in its ears were gold leaves with ruby, diamond and sapphire earrings.” They wed that year.

“I wasted all that time we could have been together,” she said.

Ludden died in 1981, just shy of the couple’s 18th wedding anniversary.


White received various awards including five Primetime Emmy Awards, two Daytime Emmy Awards, and a Regional Emmy Award as well as three American Comedy Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, and a Grammy Award.

She was a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and was a 1995 Television Hall of Fame inductee.

Source: Fillabase.com

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