Betty White a true icon for seniors. Betty White turned 92 on January 1, 2014. She continues to work and is considered as “America’s grandmother.” This lady has been in show business since the 1950’s. Betty White has appeared in sitcoms, on game shows, and in movies. Her present sitcom is Hot in Cleveland. Betty White began her career as an assistant at a local television station in the early 1950s. She was one of the first women Hollywood producers with her first television series Life with Elizabeth, which she developed with George Tibbles, and she produced it.
She made guest appearances in show like Petticoat Junction and made many appearances on the Tonight show. She was a regular on Password and married Allen Ludden, her third husband, who White says love of her life, in 1961. Betty White’s television career stardom started with The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and then she starred in The Golden Girls. The Golden Girls series was among the top-ranked shows during its seven seasons on the air. Betty White won an Emmy Award for her character in The Golden Girls. After the show went off the air in 1992, she did numerous guest star appearances in many television series. She even played herself on The John Larroquette Show in 1996, which earned her another Emmy.
Betty White is a true testament to seniors who work well into their 80’s and 90’s. She is an individual that not only seniors can idolize, but also the younger generation. An icon that shows you can do what you like to do well into old age. She has even done movies and her last movie The Proposal with Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds in 2009. Betty is becoming more and more a favorite with younger crowd. Her humorous candy bar add during the Super Bowl in 2010 made her an audience favorite.
White has continued to enjoy her latest wave of success. In addition to her work in Hot in Cleveland, she also hosts Betty White's Off Their Rockers. This hidden camera shows features a mature set of merry pranksters who play jokes on younger generations. White picked an Emmy Award nomination for her work on the show in 2012.
Animals are her great passion. She has worked with the Los Angeles Zoo and the Morris Animal Foundation for more than four decades. In addition to being an actress and an activist, White is also an author. She wrote several books during the 1980s and 1990s, including 1987's Betty White In Person and 1995's Here We Go Again: My Life in Television, which was re-released in 2010. In 2010, she signed a two-book deal with G. P. Putnam's Sons. White's latest set of observations on her life and career, If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won't) was published in the spring of 2011. Her next work My Life at the Zoo: Betty and Her Friends came out that fall.
Betty White a true senior icon, and a person to look up to for both seniors and the younger generation.