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Career

TELEVISION SERIES - PRODUCTION
2012–present
Executive Producer Betty White's Off Their Rockers
1952
Producer Life with Elizabeth
TELEVISION SERIES
2012–present
Appears as herself Betty White's Off Their Rockers
2010–present
Acted in the role of Elka Ostrovsky Hot in Cleveland
2014
Acted in the role of Elka Ostrovsky The Soul Man
2013
Acted in the role of God Save Me
20102013
Acted in the role of Agatha McLeish (voice) Pound Puppies
2012
Acted in the role of Ruth Hudson The Client List
2010
Appeared as herself Saturday Night Live
2010
Acted in the role of Mrs. Nethercott The Middle
2010
Acted in the role of Professor June Bauer Community
20092010
Acted in the role of Grandma Shelia Martin (voice) Glenn Martin DDS
2009
Appeared as herself 30 Rock
2009
Acted in the role of Mrs. Weezmer My Name Is Earl
20062009
Acted in the role of Ann Douglas The Bold and the Beautiful
20052008
Acted in the role of Catherine Piper Boston Legal
2007
Appeared as herself Ugly Betty
20042007
Acted in the role of Grandma (voice) Higglytown Heroes
2005
Acted in the role of Margaret Bly Joey
20042005
Acted in the role of Mrs. Riley Complete Savages
2004
Acted in the role of Catherine Piper The Practice
2004
Acted in the role of Sylvia Malcolm in the Middle
2004
Acted in the role of Mrs. June Hopkins My Wife and Kids
20032004
Acted in the role of Carol Roberts Everwood
2003
Acted in the role of Mrs. Doolin (voice) Grim & Evil
2003
Acted in the role of Gary's Mother (voice) Gary the Rat
2003
Appeared as herself I'm with Her
20022003
Acted in the role of Bea Sigurdson That '70s Show
2002
Acted in the role of Granny (voice) Teacher's Pet
2002
Acted in the role of Sylvia Yes, Dear
2002
Acted in the role of Julianna Providence
19992002
Acted in the role of Dorothy / Ellen / Delia (voice) King of the Hill
2001
Acted in the role of Connie Gibson The Ellen Show
19992001
Acted in the role of Mitzi Stiles Ladies Man
2000
Acted in the role of Sophie Hunter (voice) The Wild Thornberrys
1999
Acted in the role of Dr. Shirley Flott Ally McBeal
1999
Acted in the role of Hestia (voice) Hercules
1998
Acted in the role of Dorothy (voice) The Lionhearts
1998
Acted in the role of Mrs. Brooks L.A. Doctors
1996
Acted in the role of Midge Haber Suddenly Susan
19951996
Acted in the role of Shirley Wallace Maybe This Time
1995
Appeared as herslf The Naked Truth
1994
Acted in the role of Dora Sloan Diagnosis Murder
1993
Acted in the role of Sylvia Schmidt Bob
19921993
Acted in the role of Rose Nylund The Golden Palace
19891992
Acted in the role of Rose Nylund Empty Nest
19851992
Acted in the role of Rose Nylund The Golden Girls
1991
Acted in the role of Rose Nylund Nurses
1990
Acted in the role of Trisha Durant Carol & Company
1988
Acted in the role of Waitress / Lady in the Theatre Santa Barbara
1988
Acted in the role of Brenda Barlowe Another World
1986
Acted in the role of Ellen Harper Jackson Mama's Family
1985
Acted in the role of Capt. Gloria Neal St. Elsewhere
1985
Acted in the role of Bobby Barnes Who's the Boss?
19801985
Acted in the roles of Betsy / Betsy Boucher / Betsy Bouchet The Love Boat
1984
Acted in the role of Wilma Klein Hotel
19831984
Acted in the role of Ellen Harper Jackson Mama's Family
1983
Acted in the role of Catherine Fame
1982
Acted in the role of Charlotte Love, Sidney
1981
Episode: "Mail Order Bride" Best of the West
19771978
Acted in the role of Joyce Whitman The Betty White Show
19751978
Acted in various roles The Carol Burnett Show
19761977
Appeared as herself The Sonny and Cher Show
19731977
Acted in the role of Sue Ann Nivens The Mary Tyler Moore Show
1975
Acted in the role of Lydia Merrick Lucas Tanner
1975
Acted in the role of Louise Demery Ellery Queen
1972
Appeared as herself The Odd Couple
1972
Appeared as herself O'Hara, U.S. Treasury
1971
Appeared as herself / Hostess The Pet Set
1969
Acted in the role of Adelle Colby Petticoat Junction
1968
Episode: "Buying a House" That's Life
1962
Episode: "Scene of the Crime" The United States Steel Hour
1958
Appeared as herself The Betty White Show
19571958
Acted in the role of Vickie Angel Date with the Angels
1956
Acted in the role of Virginia Lennart The Millionaire
19531955
Acted in the role of Elizabeth Life with Elizabeth
1954
Appeared as herself The Betty White Show
1952
Appeared as herself The Eddie Albert Show
19491950
Appeared as herself Hollywood on Television
TELEVISION SERIES - TALK SHOWS
20072014
Appeared as herself The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
20052014
Appeared as herself The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
20092013
Appeared as herself Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
20112012
Appeared as herself Late Show with David Letterman
20082011
Appeared as herself The View
19972011
Appeared as herself The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
19882011
Appeared as herself Live with Kelly and Michael
20072010
Appeared as herself Entertainment Tonight
20032010
Appeared as herself Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show
19651985
Appeared as herself The Merv Griffin Show
19741984
Appeared as herself The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
19741977
Appeared as herself Dinah!
19581962
Appeared as herself The Jack Paar Tonight Show
FEATURE FILMS
2012
Acted in the role of Grammy Norma (voice) The Lorax
2010
Acted in the role of Grandma Bunny You Again
2009
Acted in the role of Irene Love N' Dancing
2009
Acted in the role of Grandma Annie The Proposal
2008
Acted in the role of Yoshie (voice) Ponyo
2005
Acted in the role of Lettie The Third Wish
2003
Acted in the role of Mrs. Kline Bringing Down the House
2000
Acted in the role of Round (voice) Whispers: An Elephant's Tale
1999
Acted in the role of Lillian Jordan The Story of Us
1999
Acted in the role of Mrs. Delores Bickerman Lake Placid
1998
Appeared as herself Holy Man
1998
Acted in the role of Doreen Sears Hard Rain
1962
Acted in the role of Senator Bessie Adams Advise & Consent
TELEVISION FILMS
2011
Acted in the role of Caroline Thomas The Lost Valentine
2005
Acted in the role of Annie Eason Annie's Point
2003
Acted in the role of Emily Sutton Stealing Christmas
2003
Acted in the role of Woman in Window during Batclimb sequence Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt
2001
Acted in the role of Grandma Sophie (voice) The Wild Thornberrys: The Origin of Donnie
1996
Acted in the role of Gretchen Claus (voice) The Story of Santa Claus
1996
Acted in the role of Martha A Weekend in the Country
1991
Acted in the role of Evelyn Eglin Chance of a Lifetime
1987
Acted in the role of Aunt Harriet Alf Loves a Mystery
1981
Acted in the role of Agnes Dewey Stephanie
1980
Appeared as herself The Gossip Columnist
1979
Acted in the role of Anita Before and After
1979
Acted in the role of Sally Cantrell The Best Place to Be
1978
Acted in the role of Gladys Snavely Snavely
1978
Acted in the role of Evelyn Harris With This Ring
1977
Appeared as herself The John Davidson Christmas Special
1971
Acted in the role of TV Hostess Vanished
TELEVISION SERIES - GAME SHOWS
19992003
Appeared as herself Hollywood Squares
19821991
Appeared as herself The (New) $25,000 Pyramid
1990
Appeared as herself Match Game
19861989
Appeared as herself The New Hollywood Squares
19841989
Appeared as herself Super Password
1986
Appeared as herself Celebrity Double Talk
19841985
Appeared as herself Body Language
19831985
Appeared as herself Family Feud
1984
Appeared as herself Trivia Trap
19831984
Appeared as herself Go
1983
Appeared as herself Just Men!
19791982
Appeared as herself Password Plus
19731982
Appeared as herself Match Game 73
1980
Appeared as herself Chain Reaction
19761978
Appeared as herself The Hollywood Squares
19631975
Appeared as herself You Don't Say
19611975
Appeared as herself Password All-Stars
19631969
Appeared as herself The Match Game
19551966
Appeared as herself What's My Line?
19581963
Appeared as herself To Tell the Truth

Accomplishments of note

2011
Author: Betty & Friends: My Life at the Zoo Publisher: Putnam Adult / New York, New York USA
2011
Author: If You Ask Me (And of Course You Won't) Publisher: Putnam Adult / New York, New York USA
2008
Author: Together: A Novel of Shared Vision with Tom Sullivan Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers / Nashville, Tennessee USA
1995
Author: Here We Go Again: My Life In Television Publisher: Scribner Publisher / New York, New York USA
1991
Author: The Leading Lady: Dinah's Story with Tom Sullivan Publisher: Bantam Books / New York, New York USA
1987
Author: Betty White In Person Publisher: Doubleday / New York, New York USA
1983
Author: Betty White's Pet-Love: How Pets Take Care of Us with Thomas J. Watson Publisher: William Morrow and Co / New York, New York USA

Professional honors and awards

2012
Screen Actors Guild Award Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) Outstanding Performance by Female Actor in a Comedy Series: Hot in Cleveland
2011
Timeless Award Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA) Honors an actor or performer whose exemplary career has been marked by character, wisdom and wit
2011
TV Guide Award Editors of TV Guide Favorite TV Icon
2011
Screen Actors Guild Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: Hot in Cleveland
2011
Grammy Award National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Best Spoken Word Recording: "If You Ask Me (And of Course You Won't)"
2011
Jack Benny Award for Comedy University of California, Los Angeles To honor individuals who have contributed significantly to the field of comedy
2011
Gracie Allen Award Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWM) Best Actress in a Comedy Series: Hot in Cleveland
2010
Entertainer of the Year Associated Press
2010
Life Achievement Award Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA)
2010
Britannia Award British Academy of Film and Television Arts Excellence in Comedy
2010
Teen Choice Award Best Dance (with Sandra Bullock): The Proposal
2010
Emmy Award Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: Saturday Night Live
2009
Career Achievement Award Television Critics Association
2009
The Disney Legends Award (along with her now-deceased Golden Girls cast mates) The Walt Disney Company Recognizes people who have made an extraordinary and integral contribution to The Walt Disney Company
2008
TV Land Awards TV Land Television Station Pop Culture Award
2004
TV Land Awards TV Land Television Station Groundbreaking Show
2003
TV Land Awards TV Land Television Station Quintessential Non-Traditional Family
2000
American Comedy Award Fox Broadcasting Company Funniest Female Guest Appearance in a TV Series: Ally McBeal
1999
Online Film & Television Association TV Hall of Fame Online Film & Television Association
1996
Emmy Award Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: The John Larroquette Show
1995
Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
1990
American Comedy Award American Broadcasting Company Lifetime Achievement Award in Comedy
1988
"Q" Award Viewers for Quality Television Best Actress in a Quality Comedy Series: The Golden Girls
1987
American Comedy Award American Broadcasting Company Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) Network, Cable or Syndication: The Golden Girls
1987
"Q" Award Viewers for Quality Television Viewers for Quality Television: The Golden Girls
1986
Golden Apple Award Hollywood Women's Press Club Female Star of the Year / Shared with: Bea Arthur Estelle Getty Rue McClanahan
1986
Emmy Award Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: The Golden Girls
1983
Emmy Award Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Outstanding Game Show Host: Just Men!
1976
Genii Award American Women in Radio and Television
1976
Emmy Award Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: The Mary Tyler Moore Show
1976
Golden Ike Award Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters
1975
Emmy Award Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: The Mary Tyler Moore Show

Community

Community service

1971–present
Morris Animal Foundation Denver, Colorado USA Fundraising Denver, Colorado USA Trustee (1971-2013) Denver, Colorado USA President of the Board of Trustees (1982-1985) Denver, Colorado USA Canine Division Vice President (1973-982)
Actors and Others for Animals North Hollywood, California USA Director / Board of Directors
2013
Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Los Angeles, California USA Performed at 24th Annual Media Awards
Climate Reality Project Washington, District of Columbia USA Donation to Fundraising Auction
2012
spcaLA Los Angeles, California USA Auction to win a “date” with Betty White
2012
Onyx and Breezy Foundation Montvale, New Jersey USA Fundraiser
2012
Deaf and Generation Rescue Los Angeles, California USA Hosted “Hooray for Hollywoof”
2011
St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters New York, New York USA Contributed art work to "Doodle for Hunger" Celebrity Art Auction
2011
Screen Actors Guild Foundation Los Angeles, California USA Auction Contributor
2011
PAWS/LA Los Angeles, California USA Painted and signed one-of-a-kind ceramic dog bowl for the Bowl Project Auction

Community honors and awards

2014
Honored for lifelong commitment to animal welfare and ongoing support of PAWS/LA PAWS/LA
2012
National Humanitarian Medal and the Legacy Award American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards TM
2011
Crystal Cross Award American Red Cross of Santa Monica For outstanding contributions to animal welfare efforts
2010
Inducted into the California Hall of Fame The California Museum Honors individuals who have made distinguished achievements across many fields
2010
Honorary Forest Ranger United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service
1996
Bronze plaque near the Gorilla Exhibit at the Los Angeles Zoo The City of Los Angeles Honored for her philanthropic work with animals
1987
Humane Award American Veterinary Medical Association 
Nationality
American
Politics
Democrat
Denomination
Unity Church
Avocation
Pet enthusiast; Writer

Education

Primary school
Horace Mann School
Beverly Hills, California USA
Secondary school
Beverly Hills High School Beverly Hills, California USA Class of 1939
Native language
English

Honorary Degrees

2011
Washington State University Pullman, Washington USA Honorary degree and white doctors coat

Family

Vital statistics

Birth information
January 17, 1922
Gender
Female
Place of birth
Oak Park, Illinois USA
Marital status
Widowed

Marriage

19631981
Allen Ludden    (deceased 1981) 3 children David Ludden (1948, step-son) Sarah Ludden (step-daughter) Martha Ludden (step-daughter)
19471949
Lane Allen  (divorced 1949)
1945
Dick Barker (divorced 1945)

Parents

Father
Horace Lawrence WHITE
Mother
Tess Curtis (Cachikis) White (1899-1985)

Grandparents

Father's father
Christopher Hans Christian WHITE
Father's mother
Etta/Ettie K. (Lundy) White
Mother's father
Nicholas CACHIKIS (1877-1943)
Mother's mother
Margaret (Curtis) Cachikis

Ancestry

Danish, Greek, English,Welsh