National Treasure, Betty White, Has Passed at 99 on New Years Eve
On New Year’s Eve, the final ‘Golden Girl’ made her earthly departure. Today, December 31, 2021, globally loved actress, Betty White, has passed away. She was meant to celebrate her 100th birthday on January 17, but tragically died before hitting the milestone. This is not to say she did not live an incredible and full life, leaving an everlasting legacy.
The star was famous for her hilarious roles in ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’, ‘Hot in Cleveland’, and the equally as iconic, ‘Saturday Night Live’. She captivated a nation when the brilliant actor took on the act of simple but sweet Rose Nylund of ‘Golden Girls’. Her most memorable role would solidify her as a national American treasure. She could also be seen on ‘Boston Legal’, ‘Mama’s Family’, ‘Life With Elizabeth’, and romantic comedy film, ‘The Proposal’.
“I’m having the time of my life and the fact that I’m still working – how lucky can you get?” – Betty White via the Huffington Post in 2012.
Betty’s extensive career was durable, even to the highs and lows of time in acting. Guinness World Records even recognized her as the top female entertainer with the longest television career. In addition to the aforementioned shows, she made appearances on game shows and talk shows, including the exciting ‘Password’. Adjusting to the modern times, she managed to accumulate over 1 million followers on Twitter alone.
In her personal life, White remained a faithful widow to late husband and former host of ‘Password’, Allen Ludden. She held true to the belief that she would rest in his arms once again. She did not have any children herself, but was a devoted stepmother to 3 children from a previous marriage.
Dedicated to her craft, Betty White insisted on working up until the very end. She loved what she did and was the true meaning of the saying, ‘when you love your job, you’re never at work’.
Thank you for being a friend, Betty White.