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Betty White

Betty White
White at the Time 100 gala in 2010
Personal information
Birth nameBetty Marion White
Birth dateJanuary 17, 1922(age 94)
Place of birthOak Park, Illinois, U.S.
ResidenceCarmel-by-the-Sea, California,
Los Angeles
Other namesGerrie, Betty White Ludden
EducationHorace Mann School
Alma materBeverly Hills High School
OccupationActress, comedienne, writer
Years active1939 present
Home townBeverly Hills, California,
Los Angeles, California
Television programmeThe Mary Tyler Moore Show,
The Golden Girls,
Hot in Cleveland
SpouseDyck Barker (1945)
Lane Allen (1947 1949)
Allen Ludden (1963 1981; his death)

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Betty White Ludden (born January 17, 1922; as Betty Marion White), better known as Betty White, is an American actress, comedienne, singer, author, and former game show personality. With a career spanning seven decades since 1939, she is best known to modern audiences for her television roles as Sue Ann Nivens on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Rose Nylund on The Golden Girls. , she is starring as Elka Ostrovsky in the TV Land sitcom Hot in Cleveland. She has also released several books over the span of her career. In August 2010, she entered a deal with G.P. Putnam Sons to produce two more books, the first of which was scheduled for release in 2011.

White has won seven Emmy Awards (six for acting)and has received 20 Emmy nominations over the course of her career, including being the first woman ever to receive an Emmy for game show hosting (for the short-lived Just Men!) and is the only female to have an Emmy in all female performing comedic categories. In May 2010, White became the oldest person to guest-host Saturday Night Live, for which she also received a Primetime Emmy Award.White also holds the record for longest gap between performing Emmy nominations - her first was in 1951 and her most recent was in 2011, a gap of 60 years, and has become the oldest nominee as of 2011 aged 89. She has made regular appearances on the game shows Password and Match Game and played recurring roles on Mama's Family, Boston Legal, The Bold and the Beautiful and Community.

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