A TV special was supposed to air in January to mark the actress’ 100th birthday in the United States.
Actress Betty White, best known for her “Golden Girls” series, passed away at the age of 99, Friday night, People and Deadline magazines reported, citing her manager Jeff Whitgas.
In the series about four elderly women in a shared apartment, White played the naive widow Rose Nylund. All of her co-stars died before her: mother series Sophia (Estelle Getty) in 2008, Dorothy (Beatrice Arthur) in 2009, and Blanche (Mclanahan Street) in 2010.
For her 100th birthday on January 17, Wyatt was supposed to get a TV special as a gift. In “Betty White: 100 Years Young – A Birthday Celebration” stars like Ryan Reynolds, Robert Redford and Jennifer Love Hewitt should congratulate.
In front of the camera since the thirties
White, born in 1922 in the US state of Illinois, began her career long before the “Golden Girls” program, which has been broadcast in the USA since 1985 and from 1990 also in Europe. Right after high school, she landed her first small roles on television and theater in the late 1930s and 1940s.
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She later appeared on talk shows and game shows. Even after “Golden Girls” she continued to get roles in television and cinema.
White, who has been married three times and has no children, has also worked as a producer and won dozens of awards, including several Emmys. On her 99th birthday, White told People magazine that she was “in good health.”
Also important: “Sense of humor. Seeing the positive side and not thinking too much about the negative side takes a lot of energy.”
Happy curious and humble
The actress with the characteristic appearance of a white-haired grandmother and quick humor showed that she was of good shape, happy, inquisitive and, despite all her successes, was modest. “I don’t like going out for a fancy meal,” she once told Parade magazine.
“I like simple things, sausages, hamburgers, french fries, without spices or sauces. I don’t particularly like sweet things, except for my girlfriend’s chocolate bars and lemon meringue.” White never stopped working, though she didn’t watch much TV or movies herself, where she said, “I’m very busy.”
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