Who is Betty White wand what is her net worth? Betty White is an actress who is regarded as the pioneer of television. She has the longest TV career as a female entertainer. She is the first woman who has produced a sitcom. Some of her popular TV series include ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’, ‘The Golden Girls’, ‘Hot in Cleveland’, and ‘The Golden Palace’.
She has also lent her voice for the movies ‘Lorax’, ‘The Story of Santa Claus’, ‘Ponyo’, and ‘Whispers: An Elephant’s Tale’. For her contribution, in 1955 she was named as the Honorary Mayor of Hollywood. She has also hosted game shows like ‘Password’ and ‘Match Game’.
Betty Marion White Ludden known as Betty White was born on January 17, 1922, in Oak Park, Illinois. She was born to parents Horace Logan White and Christine Tess. Her father was a lighting company executive and her mother was a home maker, she was the only child. She went to Horace Mann School Beverly Hills and later attended Beverly Hills High School.
As a child, she wanted to become a forest ranger, however, during those days women weren’t allowed to be Rangers. She had an interest in writing and used to write and perform while in school. While seeing her performance, she then decided to be an actress.
In 1945, Betty White got married to Dick Barker. Their marriage did not last long and in 1947, she got married to Hollywood agent, Lane Allen. She divorced Lane in 1949. In June 1963, she married Allen Ludden, a TV host. Ludden died of stomach cancer in 1981. She has no children of her own but has three step children from Ludden’s previous marriage.
As an unphotogenic person, Betty White was turned down by many. Her primary jobs included reading commercials on the radio. In 1939, she made her first TV career and sang a song on a Los Angeles channel. In the 1940s, White worked on radio shows like ‘This is Your FBI’, ‘Blondie’, and ‘The Great Gildersleeve’. In 1949, she became the co-host of the show ‘Hollywood on Television’. In 1952, she co-created the show ‘Life with Elizabeth’.
She made her feature film debut in 1962 in the film ‘Advise & Consent’. From 1961 to 1975 she became the frequent guest of the show ‘Password’. Other game shows where White appeared frequently include ‘What’s My Line?’, ‘To Tell the Truth’, ‘I’ve Got a Secret’, ‘Match Game’, and ‘Pyramid’. In 1983, she made many appearances in the TV series ‘Mama’s Family’.
One of her most popular roles came in the series ‘The Golden Girls’ in 1985. In 2006, she became a cast member of the popular show ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’. From 2005 to 2008, she was seen in ‘Boston Legal’ on ABC. She has appeared many times on the shows ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’ and ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’.
In 2010, she portrayed the role of Elka Ostrovsky in ‘Hot in Cleveland’. She became the host and the executive producer of the show ‘Betty White’s Off Their Rockers’ in 2012.
Betty White has received a Grammy Award in 2011. She has received 5 Primetime Emmy Awards out of 21 nominations. She has been nominated 4 times for the Golden Globe Awards and has won 1 Daytime Emmy out of 2 nominations. There are numerous other awards won by her.
Betty White Net Worth
Betty White has had a career span of over seven decades. She has been a television icon for many. By doing so, the legendary actress has accumulated good wealth for herself. Betty White’s net worth is an estimated $45 million. She owes this fortune to all the shows she has appeared and produced.
In the 2010s, she also launched her own clothing line. She has appeared in several TV commercials and has also done advertising on radio. From the 1950s to the 196s, she was the host of the annual Tournament of Roses Parade. In her career, she has appeared in over 110 shows and has worked in over 30 films.
Betty White has received several honors in her life. She is a pet enthusiast and loves working for animal rights. White has been associated with many animal organizations.