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Betty White was born in Oak Park, Illinois, to Christine Tess (Cachikis), a homemaker, and Horace Logan White, a lighting company executive. She is of Danish, Greek, English, and Welsh descent. Although best known as the devious Sue Ann Nivens on the classic sitcom Mary Tyler Moore (1970) and the ditzy Rose Nylund on The Golden Girls (1985), Betty ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 4 Golden Globes. Another 27 wins & 30 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 The Soul Man (TV Series)
Elka
- All the Way Live (2014) ... Elka
 2014 WWF Raw (TV Series)
Betty White
- Episode #22.6 (2014) ... Betty White
 2010-2013 Pound Puppies (TV Series)
Agatha McLeish / Agatha
- Lord of the Fleas (2013) ... Agatha (voice)
- Rebound's First Symphony (2013) ... Agatha (voice)
- Little Monster (2013) ... Agatha (voice)
- The Truth Is in Hear (2013) ... Agatha (voice)
 2013 Mickey Mouse (TV Series short)
Aardvark Lady
- New York Weenie (2013) ... Aardvark Lady (voice)
 2013 Save Me (TV Series)
God
- Holier Than Thou (2013) ... God
 2012 The Client List (TV Series)
Ruth Hudson
 2012 The Lorax
Grammy Norma (voice)
 2009-2010 Glenn Martin DDS (TV Series)
Grandma Shelia Martin / Dora
- Step Brother (2010) ... Grandma Shelia Martin (voice)
- From Here to Fraternity (2009) ... Dora (voice)
 2010 The Middle (TV Series)
Mrs. Nethercott
- Average Rules (2010) ... Mrs. Nethercott
 2010 Storyline Online (TV Series)
 2009 Part Two: The Warm Mission (Short)
Betty
 2009 30 Rock (TV Series)
Betty White
 2009 Love N' Dancing
Irene
 2009 My Name Is Earl (TV Series)
Mrs. Weezmer
- Witch Lady (2009) ... Mrs. Weezmer
 2008 Ponyo
Yoshie (English version, voice)
 2007 Ugly Betty (TV Series)
Betty White
- Bananas for Betty (2007) ... Betty White
 2007 Sea Tales (Video)
 2004-2007 Higglytown Heroes (TV Series)
Grandma / Grandma Hero
- Choo Choo Zucchini/Something Ducky Going On (2007) ... Grandma (voice)
- Two Bees or Not Two Bees (2005) ... Grandma (voice)
- First Snow/All Tire'd Out (2004) ... Grandma Hero
 2005 Joey (TV Series)
Margaret Bly
- Joey and the House (2005) ... Margaret Bly
 2005 The Third Wish
Lettie
 2005 Annie's Point (TV Movie)
Annie Eason
 2004 Father of the Pride (TV Series)
Grandma Wilson
- Donkey (2004) ... Grandma Wilson (voice, uncredited)
 2004 Malcolm in the Middle (TV Series)
Sylvia
- Victor's Other Family (2004) ... Sylvia
 2004 My Wife and Kids (TV Series)
Mrs. June Hopkins
- The Maid (2004) ... Mrs. June Hopkins
 2003-2004 Everwood (TV Series)
Carol Roberts
 2003 Stealing Christmas (TV Movie)
Emily Sutton
 2003 I'm with Her (TV Series)
Betty White
- Meet the Parent (2003) ... Betty White
 2003 Gary the Rat (TV Series)
Gary's Mother
- This Is Not a Pipe (2003) ... Gary's Mother (voice)
 2003 The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy (TV Series)
Mrs. Doolin
- Who Killed Who?/Tween Wolf (2003) ... Mrs. Doolin (voice)
 2003 Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt (TV Movie)
Woman in Window during Batclimb sequence
 1999-2002 King of the Hill (TV Series)
Dorothy / Ellen / Delia
- The Son Also Roses (2002) ... Dorothy / Ellen (voice)
- Escape from Party Island (1999) ... Delia (voice)
 2002 Providence (TV Series)
Julianna
- The Heart of the Matter (2002) ... Julianna
 2002 Yes, Dear (TV Series)
Sylvia
- Kim's New Nanny (2002) ... Sylvia
 2002 Teacher's Pet (TV Series)
Granny
- The Turkey That Came for Dinner (2002) ... Granny (voice)
 2001 The Wild Thornberrys: The Origin of Donnie (TV Movie)
Grandma Sophie (voice)
 2001 The Ellen Show (TV Series)
Connie Gibson
- Missing the Bus (2001) ... Connie Gibson
 2001 The Retrievers (TV Movie)
Mrs. Krisper
 2000 The Wild Thornberrys (TV Series)
Sophie Hunter / Grandma Sophie
- The Anniversary (2000) ... Sophie Hunter (voice)
- A Tiger by the Tail (2000) ... Grandma Sophie (voice)
 2000 Tom Sawyer (Video)
Aunt Polly (voice)
 2000 Whispers: An Elephant's Tale
Round (voice)
 1999 Ally McBeal (TV Series)
Dr. Shirley Flott
- Seeing Green (1999) ... Dr. Shirley Flott
 1999 Hercules (TV Series)
Hestia
 1998 L.A. Doctors (TV Series)
Mrs. Brooks
- Leap of Faith (1998) ... Mrs. Brooks
 1998 The Lionhearts (TV Series)
Dorothy
- Leo's Diet (1998) ... Dorothy (voice)
- Brown Dog Day (1998) ... Dorothy (voice)
- Singin' in the Mane (1998) ... Dorothy (voice)
- But Some of My Best Friends Are Clowns (1998) ... Dorothy (voice)
- Family Circus (1998) ... Dorothy (voice)
 1998 Holy Man
Betty White
 1998 Me & George (TV Series)
 1996 The Story of Santa Claus (TV Movie)
Gretchen Claus (voice)
 1996 Suddenly Susan (TV Series)
Midge Haber
 1996 A Weekend in the Country (TV Movie)
Martha
 1995 The Naked Truth (TV Series)
Betty White
- Elvis Is Coming! (1995) ... Betty White
 1994 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
Dora Sloan
- Death by Extermination (1994) ... Dora Sloan
 1993 Bob (TV Series)
Sylvia Schmidt
- Have Yourself a Married Little Christmas (1993) ... Sylvia Schmidt
- Michiana Moon (1993) ... Sylvia Schmidt
- Better to Have Loved and Flossed (1993) ... Sylvia Schmidt
- Kiss and Tell (1993) ... Sylvia Schmidt
- Speechless in Chicago (1993) ... Sylvia Schmidt
 1991 Chance of a Lifetime (TV Movie)
Evelyn Eglin
 1991 Nurses (TV Series)
Rose Nylund
 1990 Carol & Company (TV Series)
Trisha Durant
- Trisha Springs Eternal (1990) ... Trisha Durant
 1988 Santa Barbara (TV Series)
Waitress / Lady in the Theatre
- Episode #1.877 (1988) ... Waitress (uncredited)
- Episode #1.876 (1988) ... Lady in the Theatre (uncredited)
- Episode #1.875 (1988) ... Waitress (uncredited)
 1987 Alf Loves a Mystery (TV Movie)
Aunt Harriet
 1985 Who's the Boss? (TV Series)
Macy's Parade Hostess / Bobby Barnes
- Thanksgiving at Mrs. Rossini's (1985) ... Macy's Parade Hostess (voice)
- Eye on Angela (1985) ... Bobby Barnes
 1985 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Capt. Gloria Neal
- Close Encounters (1985) ... Capt. Gloria Neal
- Red, White, Black and Blue (1985) ... Capt. Gloria Neal
 1984 Hotel (TV Series)
Wilma Klein
- Outsiders (1984) ... Wilma Klein
 1983 Fame (TV Series)
Catherine
- Sunshine Again (1983) ... Catherine
 1982 Eunice (TV Movie)
Ellen
 1982 Love, Sidney (TV Series)
Charlotte
- Charlotte's Web (1982) ... Charlotte
 1981 Best of the West (TV Series)
- Mail Order Bride (1981)
 1981 Stephanie (TV Movie)
Agnes Dewey
 1981 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series)
Jane
- Episode dated 14 August 1981 (1981) ... Jane
 1980 The Gossip Columnist (TV Movie)
 1979 Before and After (TV Movie)
Anita
 1979 The Best Place to Be (TV Movie)
Sally Cantrell
 1978 Snavely (TV Movie)
Gladys Snavely
 1978 With This Ring (TV Movie)
Evelyn Harris
 1977-1978 The Betty White Show (TV Series)
Joyce Whitman
- The Stunt Woman (1978) ... Joyce Whitman
- Play Misty for John (1978) ... Joyce Whitman
- Fletcher's Decision (1977) ... Joyce Whitman
- Joyce's Wedding (1977) ... Joyce Whitman
- Joyce, the Matchmaker (1977) ... Joyce Whitman
 1975-1976 The Carol Burnett Show (TV Series)
Various
- Episode #10.12 (1976)
- Episode #9.11 (1975) ... Various
 1975 Ellery Queen (TV Series)
Louise Demery
 1975 Lucas Tanner (TV Series)
Lydia Merrick
- The Noise of a Quiet Weekend (1975) ... Lydia Merrick
 1971 The Pet Set (TV Series)
Hostess
- Episode #1.31 (1971) ... Hostess
- Episode #1.30 (1971) ... Hostess
- Episode #1.29 (1971) ... Hostess
- Episode #1.1 (1971) ... Hostess
- Episode #1.28 (1971) ... Hostess
 1971 Vanished (TV Movie)
TV Hostess
 1969 Petticoat Junction (TV Series)
Adelle Colby
- The Cannonball Bookmobile (1969) ... Adelle Colby
 1968 That's Life (TV Series)
- Buying a House (1968)
 1962 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
 1962 Advise & Consent
Senator Bessie Adams
 1956 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Virginia Lennart
- Millionaire Virginia Lennart (1956) ... Virginia Lennart
 1953-1955 Life with Elizabeth (TV Series)
Elizabeth
- Episode #2.19 (1955) ... Elizabeth
- Episode #1.22 (1954) ... Elizabeth
- Episode #1.19 (1954) ... Elizabeth
- Episode #1.8 (1953) ... Elizabeth
 1949 Hollywood on Television (TV Series)
Phone Girl
 1945 Time to Kill (Short)
Lou's Girl
Show Show Producer (2 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (9 credits)
Show Show Thanks (2 credits)
Show Show Self (274 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (20 credits)

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Other Works:

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Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 2 Print Biographies | 4 Interviews | 9 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

[At 90] I can credit my folks for my genes. That said, I can't get over that at this age I don't feel this age. I'm not trying to be any younger. I'm not lying about my age. If I were lying about my age, I would say I was 89. I'm just at one of those good times in one's life. I'm at one of the high spots. I'm healthy enough to enjoy it. I'm surrounded by friends I adore. Isn't that kind of the ... See more »

Trivia:

Betty was originally considered for the role of the sexpot, "Blanche," on The Golden Girls (1985). However, Betty had already been the aggressive "Sue Ann Nivens" on Mary Tyler Moore (1970) and Rue McClanahan had played the introverted "Vivian" on Maude (1972). It was thought best not to have these two actresses reprise similar characters. Therefore, Betty got the part of naive "Rose Nylund" and ... See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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Betty + Allen Ludden...a Hollywood Love Story mrnocal
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HOORAY!!! BETTY WINS THE GRAMMY AWARD inceptionisthebest
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