Betty White, was a prominent and legendary personality in Hollywood industry as well as the whole world.
White, who had a career spanning over seven decades on TV as well as the Hollywood industry, took her last breathe on December 31 at the age of 99 due to old age, just few weeks before her 100th birthday on January 17, 2022. The news of the TV icon’s death was revealed by her agent Jeff Witjas to ABC News Channel. This has shattered all the fans of all ages across the world as everyone was quite excited for her 100th birthday. Betty was a famous comedian, TV personality and an actress too in the film industry.
Betty started her career doing jobs for the radio, which included reading commercials and playing bit parts. She appeared in shows like ‘The Great Gildersleeve’ (1940-1954), ‘This Is Your FBI’ (1945-1953), and ‘Blondie’ (1944-1948). White begun hosting shows by herself in 1952 on TV, six days per week. She won her first Emmy Award as Best Actress on TV in 1951. The show ‘Life With Elizabeth’ (1952-1955) allowed White to become one of the few women in TV with full control on front and behind the camera works. From 1952 to 1954, Betty hosted and produced her first own daily show, ‘The Betty White Show’, which aired on NBC Channel.
She had also received critical acclaim for her works in ‘The Golden Girls’ (1985-1992), ‘The Golden Palace’ (1992-1993), ‘Lake Placid (1999), ‘Hot In Cleveland’ (2010-2015) and many more.
White won numerous accolades in her seven decades of career like five Primetime Emmy Awards, two Daytime Emmy Awards, three American Comedy Awards, Television Hall Of Fame Awards, Television Critics Association Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, Disney Legends Award and many more. In 2011, there was a poll conducted by Renters and Ipsos, which revealed that White was considered one of the most popular celebrities in America including Sandra Bullock and Tom Hanks. In 2017, she became one of the members of Academy Of Motion Arts And Sciences and at the age of 95, Betty became the oldest new member of that time.
So what was Betty White’s last word before her death?
Actress Vicki Lawrence, who starred opposite of Betty White in the sitcom ‘Mama’s Family’ (1983-1990), revealed that her last word was “Allen”, the first name of Betty’s late husband, Allen Ludden, who died in 1981 due to stomach cancer. Vicki told to The Hollywood Reporter, “I hadn’t been able to reach her lately. I wrote her a long letter a while back but she did not answer, which was unlike her. I knew she was not well, and this was coming, but it was still sad not to hear from her.”