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Betty White

Betty White was born in Oak Park, Illinois, to Christine Tess (Cachikis), a homemaker, and Horace Logan White, a lighting company executive. She is of Danish, Greek, English, and Welsh descent.

Although best known as the devious Sue Ann Nivens on the classic sitcom Mary Tyler Moore (1970) and the ditzy Rose Nylund on The Golden Girls (1985), Betty has been in television for a long, long time before those two shows, having had her own series in 1952. The widow of TV game-show host Allen Ludden, she has been inducted into the Television Hall of Fame and is known for her tireless efforts on behalf of animals.

Known For

Credits

Cast Credits

Forky Asks a Question (2019)
Guest starring as Bitey White
The History of Comedy (2017)
Guest starring as Betty White
Guest starring as Self
To Tell the Truth (2016)
Starring as Betty White (6 episodes)
Guest starring as Panelist
Crowded (2016)
Guest starring as Sandy
  • Episode 1x07: The Fixer (Apr 17, 2016) [Special Guest Star]
Valerie's Home Cooking (2015)
Guest starring as Betty White (3 episodes)
The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015)
Guest starring as Betty White (3 episodes)
The All-Star Dog Rescue Celebration (2014)
Guest starring as Betty White (2 episodes)
Young & Hungry (2014)
Guest starring as Bernice Wilson (2 episodes)
Save Me (2013)
Guest starring as God
Marie (2012)
Guest starring as Betty White
Larry King Now (2012)
Guest starring as Betty White (3 episodes)
The Soul Man (2012)
Guest starring as Elka
The Client List (2012)
Guest starring as Ruth Hudson
Betty White's Off Their Rockers (2012)
Starring as Betty White (12 episodes)
The Talk (2011)
Guest starring as Betty White (3 episodes)
The Daly Show (2011)
Guest starring as Betty White
Conan (2010)
Guest starring as Betty White (4 episodes)
Pound Puppies (2010)
Guest starring as Agatha McLeish (3 episodes)
Hot in Cleveland (2010)
Starring as Elka Ostrovsky (129 episodes)
Prep & Landing (2009)
Starring as Mrs. Claus
The Middle (2009)
Guest starring as Mrs. Nethercott
  • Episode 1x24: Average Rules (May 19, 2010) [Special Guest Star]
Community (2009)
Guest starring as Professor June Bauer (2 episodes)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)
Guest starring as Betty White (6 episodes)
Million Dollar Password (2008)
Guest starring as Betty White (2 episodes)
Pioneers of Television (2008)
Guest starring as Self (5 episodes)
Back to the Grind (2007)
Guest starring as Betty White
30 Rock (2006)
Guest starring as Betty White
Ugly Betty (2006)
Guest starring as Betty White
Gameshow Marathon (2006)
Guest starring as Panelist
My Name is Earl (2005)
Guest starring as Mrs. Weezmer
Bones (2005)
Guest starring as Dr. Beth Mayer (2 episodes)
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List (2005)
Guest starring as Betty White
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)
Guest starring as Betty White (4 episodes)
Boston Legal (2004)
Guest starring as Catherine Piper (16 episodes)
Complete Savages (2004)
Guest starring as Mrs. Riley (2 episodes)
Joey (2004)
Guest starring as Margaret Bly
Father of the Pride (2004)
Guest starring as Grandma Wilson
  • Episode 1x04: Donkey (Sep 21, 2004) [Uncredited]
I'm with Her (2003)
Guest starring as Betty White
Hollywood Squares (2003)
Guest starring as Betty White
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)
Guest starring as Betty White (9 episodes)
Comedy Central Roasts (2003)
Guest starring as Betty White
Gary the Rat (2003)
Guest starring as Gary's Mother
TV Land Icon Awards (2003)
Guest starring as Betty White (3 episodes)
Guest starring as Winner
Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003)
Guest starring as Betty White (2 episodes)
Everwood (2002)
Guest starring as Carol Roberts (2 episodes)
The Ellen Show (2001)
Guest starring as Connie Gibson
My Wife and Kids (2001)
Guest starring as Mrs. June Hopkins
Yes, Dear (2000)
Guest starring as Sylvia
Teacher's Pet (2000)
Guest starring as Granny
Malcolm in the Middle (2000)
Guest starring as Sylvia
Ladies Man (1999)
Starring as Mitzi Stiles (3 episodes)
The Martin Short Show (1999)
Guest starring as Betty White
Family Guy (1999)
Guest starring as Betty White
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1999)
Guest starring as Betty White
Providence (1999)
Guest starring as Julianna
The Wild Thornberrys (1998)
Guest starring as Sophie Hunter
Disney's Hercules (1998)
Starring as Hestia
That '70s Show (1998)
Guest starring as Bea Sigurdson (4 episodes)
Ally McBeal (1997)
Guest starring as Dr. Shirley Flott
The Practice (1997)
Guest starring as Catherine Piper (3 episodes)
King of the Hill (1997)
Guest starring as Delia
Suddenly Susan (1996)
Guest starring as Midge Haber
The Daily Show with Craig Kilborn (1996)
Guest starring as Betty White
Maybe This Time (1995)
Starring as Shirley Wallace (18 episodes)
The Naked Truth (1995)
Guest starring as Betty White (2 episodes)
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1995)
Guest starring as Betty White (2 episodes)
Intimate Portrait (1995)
Guest starring as Betty White (6 episodes)
The John Larroquette Show (1993)
Guest starring as Betty White
The Late Show with David Letterman (1993)
Guest starring as Betty White (5 episodes)
Bob (1992)
Guest starring as Sylvia Schmidt (6 episodes)
The Golden Palace (1992)
Starring as Rose Nylund (24 episodes)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992)
Guest starring as Betty White (8 episodes)
Diagnosis Murder (1992)
Guest starring as Dora Sloan
Nurses (1991)
Guest starring as Rose Nylund
Carol & Company (1990)
Guest starring as Trisha Durant
The Simpsons (1989)
Guest starring as Betty White (2 episodes)
Biography (1989)
Guest starring as Betty White (2 episodes)
Empty Nest (1988)
Guest starring as Rose Nylund (3 episodes)
D.C. Follies (1987)
Guest starring as Betty White
The Bold and the Beautiful (1987)
Guest starring as Ann Douglas
  • Episode 20x236: Ep. #5005 (Feb 23, 2007) [Special Guest Star]
American Masters (1986)
Guest starring as Betty White
Matlock (1986)
Guest starring as Betty White
The Golden Girls (1985)
Starring as Rose Nylund (180 episodes)
Who's the Boss? (1984)
Guest starring as Bobbie Barnes
  • Episode 1x17: Eye on Angela (Feb 19, 1985) [Special Guest Star]
Guest starring as Macy's Parade Hostess
Santa Barbara (1984)
Guest starring as Waitress (2 episodes)
Guest starring as Lady in the Theatre
  • Episode 5x17: Episode 876 (Jan 27, 1988) [Uncredited]
Newton's Apple (1983)
Guest starring as Betty White
Mama's Family (1983)
Guest starring as Ellen Harper Jackson (15 episodes)
St. Elsewhere (1982)
Guest starring as Captain Gloria Neal (2 episodes)
Hotel (1982)
Guest starring as Wilma Klein
Fame (1982)
Guest starring as Catherine
Love, Sidney (1981)
Guest starring as Charlotte
Entertainment Tonight (1981)
Guest starring as Betty White
Family Feud (1979)
Guest starring as Betty White
The Love Boat (1977)
Guest starring as Betsy (4 episodes)
Guest starring as Louise Willis
Saturday Night Live (1975)
Guest starring as Betty White (2 episodes)
Ellery Queen (1975)
Guest starring as Louise Demery
People's Choice Awards (1975)
Guest starring as Betty White
Guest starring as Presenter (2 episodes)
Dinah! (1974)
Guest starring as Betty White
The Daytime Emmy Awards (1974)
Guest starring as Betty White
Lucas Tanner (1974)
Guest starring as Lydia Merrick
The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970)
Starring as Sue Ann Nivens (40 episodes)
Guest starring as Sue Ann Nivens (5 episodes)
Petticoat Junction (1963)
Guest starring as Adelle Colby
The Match Game (1962)
Guest starring as Team Captain (3 episodes)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962)
Guest starring as Betty White (4 episodes)
The Mike Douglas Show (1961)
Guest starring as Betty White (2 episodes)
Password (1961)
Guest starring as Betty White
Tonight Starring Jack Paar (1957)
Guest starring as Betty White
Date with the Angels (1957)
Starring as Vickie Angel (33 episodes)
The Millionaire (1955)
Guest starring as Virginia Lennart
The Emmy Awards (1949)
Guest starring as Betty White (4 episodes)
Guest starring as Presenter (3 episodes)
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (1948)
Starring as Host (10 episodes)
Guest starring as Betty White
Golden Globe Awards (1944)
Guest starring as Nominee

Crew Credits

Betty White's Off Their Rockers (2012)
Show crew as Executive Producer (11 episodes)
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