A popular actress and host especially known for her role in The Golden Girls, Betty White has been in show business since the 1950s. As of 2016, she is still going strong with her comedic roles in popular American TV series. Exactly how old is Betty White? She was born in 1922, which makes her older than sliced bread, as it came along in 1928.
Betty Marion White Ludden, to give her full name, was born on January 17, 1922 in Illinois. In her 30s, she became one of the first women producers in Hollywood and began to make regular appearances on TV talk shows. She won Emmy Awards for the portrayal of her characters in The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Golden Girls. Between 1992 and 2010, she appeared in numerous television series. In 2010, she became the oldest host of Saturday Night Live. Her success continued with her role in Hot in Cleveland. In 2012, she celebrated her 90th birthday with an all-star television program.
More about Betty White:
- Betty White is also older than Mickey Mouse (created in 1928 and the NBA (founded in 1946).
- Betty White is an animal rights activist and has been involved in charity work for zoos and animal foundations.
- According to a 2011 poll, Betty White is the most popular and trusted American celebrity.