Betty White, the legendary actress of ‘The Golden Girls’, dies nearing 100 years

Betty White, the legendary actress of the series “The Golden Girls” (1985-1992), passed away this Friday at the age of 99, as reported by celebrity news outlet TMZ. The famous interpreter was born in Oak Park in Chicago (Illinois) in 1922.

The news of his death was made known through his agent and personal friend, Jeff Witjas, who told People magazine in a statement. “I thought I would live forever,” said Witjas, who has also expressed in this text: “I will miss her very much and so will the animal world that she loved so much. I believe that Betty never feared dying because she always wanted to be with her beloved. husband Allen Ludden. She believed she would be with him again. ”

Icon of television in the United States and famous throughout the world, White would have turned one hundred years old on January 17.

On December 28, the interpreter had published a tweet on her official account on this social network in which she celebrated the arrival of her 100 years in advance.

In it, the actress thanked People magazine and said, “My 100th birthday, I can’t believe it’s coming.”

Throughout her career, the actress has received numerous accolades. One of the most important, without a doubt, has been the recognition by Guinness World Records for having had the longest television career of a woman.

Betty White, the endearing Rose Nuylund from the “Golden Girls”, broke all records with her long acting career both on the big screen and on the small screen, where she became one of the first producers in the history of television He first came before the camera at the age of 23, for which he worked tirelessly for more than seventy years.

Because of her experience and longevity, few people knew so much about the ins and outs of Hollywood and American television, and she was one of the first female producers in a business dominated by men for decades. In fact, as early as 1952 she is thus credited in the “Life with Elizabeth Show” (1952-55).

After taking a few steps as a model, she began her acting career in small roles on radio shows, before breaking through and rising to popularity with the famous “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” (1970-1977). In 1954, he had his own television program: “The Betty White Show”, a space that would resume in the seventies, and after which he dedicated himself to presenting various contests such as “Just Men!”. Although the role for which he has gone down in history is that of Rose Nylund in “The Golden Girls”, between 1985 and 1992, the innocent girl from Minnesota and her always longed for “Saint Olaf”.

In her memories in the popular series she always recounted her traditions of Scandinavian origin, something that was also partly true, since her roots were English, Danish, Welsh and Greek, and she was the daughter of a housewife and a street vendor. At first, the creator of the series, Susan Harris, chose the actress to play the mischievous and flirtatious Blanche Deveraux and Rue McClanahan for the naive Rose, but eventually the roles were swapped.

White, who had no children, was married three times. The first two husbands lasted just two years, while with the third, Allen Ludden, an actor and veteran of World War II, spent almost two decades until his death in 1981, shortly before the premiere of “The Golden Girls.” The show had one of the first spinoff series ever to feature White, MacClanahan and Estelle Getty (Sophia) starring in “The Golden Palace,” though it only ran for one season.

His last works included appearances in “Saturday Night Live”, which earned him one of his Emmy, as well as films such as “The Proposal” (2009) or “The Lorax” (2012) and series such as “Hot in Cleveland” (2010 -2015). She received six Emmy Awards in the Best Supporting and Leading Actress categories over the years, and earned her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1988.

A great defender of animals, she detested reality television and was “hooked on crosswords and puzzles,” Michael LaRue, a cafeteria owner, told EFE about the series in upper Manhattan and who was in contact with White before he died. . When asked why she was still working well past the nineties, the actress said she needed the “cash” (cash, in English), although LaRue stressed how “important it was to feel the warmth of the public for her.”

“I am living the best moment of my life. I am still working and I am ninety years old. I am lucky, it is a privilege,” she said in an interview in 2015. “I think that age is a mental attitude. So many people start to weigh their age since youth and that’s a waste of time and life. Oh, no, I’m already 30, oh, 40, oh, 50. Just make the most of it, “he added. Something that White led by example to the end.

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