Betty White, one of the most mythical and beloved actresses in Hollywood has died at the age of 99. She was only few weeks away from her 100th birthday on January 17.
Betty White‘s acting career began in 1939, but she became especially famous in her role as Rose Nylund on the series The Golden Girls. It aired from 1985 to 1992. She is still currently the actress with the longest career on television.
Betty White was nominated 20 times for Emmy Awards and won seven times. She was also nominated for the Golden Globes four times. The actress’s filmography is extensive both in film and on television.
Betty White: a career full of success
The first film in which Betty White appeared was Advise & Consent, released in 1962. She was active on the big screen until 2019, in which took a small voiceover role in Toy Story 4. In total, she has a total of 30 films on her belt.
But where she really shined and got absolute recognition was on the small screen. His first big role was in the sitcom Life with Elizabeth, in which she starred as the main character for 65 episodes between 1953 and 1955. Later between 1973 and 1977 she also played a leading role in The Mary Tyler Moore Show that earned her two Emmy Awards nominations and wins.
In 1983 Betty White also became the first woman to win an Emmy for hosting a TV show, which was previously reserved for men only. Before becoming part of the cast of her most famous role in The Golden Girls, she also appeared in series such as Mama’s Family, Hospital ,and Who’s the Boss?.
After The Golden Girls, Betty White was active with guest roles in a number of series, including Suddenly Susan, Yes, Dear and The Practitioners. She also reprized her role as Rose Nylund in the one-season spinoff called The Golden Palace, and in two additional series where the character appears: Empty Nest and Nurses, both set in Miami.
Betty White also did a lot of work for the care and health of animals and pets. She worked with various organizations, including the Los Angeles Zoo Commission, the Morris Animal Foundation, the African Wildlife Foundation, and the Actors & Others for Animals Foundation.
Rest in peace Betty White.