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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 35 wins & 36 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Bringing Down the House
(2003)
The Golden Girls
The Golden Girls Rose Nylund
(1985-1992)
Match Game 73
Match Game 73 Herself - Panelist
(1973-1982)
The Match Game
The Match Game Herself - Team Captain / Herself - Team Member
(1963-1969)

Filmography

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 2017 Young & Hungry (TV Series)
Ms. Wilson
- Young & Vegas Baby (2017) ... Ms. Wilson
- Young & Valentine's Day (2017) ... Ms. Wilson
 2015-2017 Bones (TV Series)
Dr. Beth Mayer
- The Carpals in the Coy-Wolves (2015) ... Dr. Beth Mayer
 2016 Crowded (TV Series)
Sandy
- The Fixer (2016) ... Sandy
 2016 SpongeBob SquarePants (TV Series)
Beatrice
- Mall Girl Pearl/Two Thumbs Down (2016) ... Beatrice (voice)
 2015 Fireside Chat with Esther (TV Series)
Rose
- The Golden Girl (2015) ... Rose
 2010-2015 Hot in Cleveland (TV Series)
Elka Ostrovsky
- Vegas Baby/I Hate Goodbyes (2015) ... Elka Ostrovsky
- Say Yes to the Mess (2015) ... Elka Ostrovsky
- All About Elka (2015) ... Elka Ostrovsky
- Kitchen Nightmare (2015) ... Elka Ostrovsky
- Cleveland Calendar Girls (2015) ... Elka Ostrovsky
 2014 The Daly Show (TV Series)
Betty
- Hot in Cleveland (2014) ... Betty
 2014 The Soul Man (TV Series)
Elka
- All the Way Live (2014) ... Elka
 2014 WWE Raw (TV Series)
Betty White
- Episode #22.6 (2014) ... Betty White
 2010-2013 Pound Puppies (TV Series)
Agatha McLeish
- Lord of the Fleas (2013) ... Agatha McLeish (voice)
- Rebound's First Symphony (2013) ... Agatha McLeish (voice)
- Little Monster (2013) ... Agatha McLeish (voice)
- The Truth Is in Hear (2013) ... Agatha McLeish (voice)
- Beauty Is Only Fur Deep (2013) ... Agatha McLeish (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
- Past Is Prologue (2012) ... Ruth Hudson
 2012 The Lorax
Grammy Norma (voice)
 2011 The Lost Valentine (TV Movie)
Caroline Thomas
 2010 Prep & Landing Stocking Stuffer: Operation: Secret Santa (TV Short)
Mrs. Claus (voice)
 2010 Community (TV Series)
Professor June Bauer
- The Psychology of Letting Go (2010) ... Professor June Bauer
- Anthropology 101 (2010) ... Professor June Bauer
 2010 You Again
Grandma Bunny
 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
 2009 Part Two: The Warm Mission (Short)
Betty
 2006-2009 The Bold and the Beautiful (TV Series)
Ann Douglas
- Episode #1.5698 (2009) ... Ann Douglas
- Episode #1.5697 (2009) ... Ann Douglas
- Episode #1.5696 (2009) ... Ann Douglas
- Episode #1.5695 (2009) ... Ann Douglas
- Episode #1.5428 (2008) ... Ann Douglas
 2009 30 Rock (TV Series)
Betty White
- Stone Mountain (2009) ... Betty White
 2009/I The Proposal
Grandma Annie
 2009 Love N' Dancing
Irene
 2009 My Name Is Earl (TV Series)
Mrs. Weezmer
- Witch Lady (2009) ... Mrs. Weezmer
 2005-2008 Boston Legal (TV Series)
Catherine Piper
- Juiced (2008) ... Catherine Piper
- Happy Trails (2008) ... Catherine Piper
- Fine Young Cannibal (2006) ... Catherine Piper
- Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (2006) ... Catherine Piper
- Breast in Show (2006) ... Catherine Piper
 2008 Ponyo
Noriko (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
 2004-2005 Complete Savages (TV Series)
Mrs. Riley
- Saving Old Lady Riley (2005) ... Mrs. Riley
- The Man Without a Ball (2004) ... Mrs. Riley
 2005 The Third Wish
Lettie
 2005 Annie's Point (TV Movie)
Annie Eason
 2004 SPCALA Telethon (TV Movie)
Host - Herself
 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
- Your Future Awaits (2004) ... Carol Roberts
- Unhappy Holidays (2003) ... Carol Roberts
 2004 The Practice (TV Series)
Catherine Piper
- Mr. Shore Goes to Town (2004) ... Catherine Piper
- Pre-Trial Blues (2004) ... Catherine Piper
- Going Home (2004) ... Catherine Piper
 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
 2003 Bringing Down the House
Mrs. Kline
 2002-2003 That '70s Show (TV Series)
Bea Sigurdson
- Babe I'm Gonna Leave You (2003) ... Bea Sigurdson
- Your Time Is Gonna Come (2003) ... Bea Sigurdson
- Thank You (2002) ... Bea Sigurdson
- Heartbreaker (2002) ... Bea Sigurdson
 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 Ellen Show (TV Series)
Connie Gibson
- Missing the Bus (2001) ... Connie Gibson
 2001 The Wild Thornberrys: The Origin of Donnie (TV Movie)
Grandma Sophie (voice)
 2001 The Retrievers (TV Movie)
Mrs. Krisper
 1999-2001 Ladies Man (TV Series)
Mitzi Stiles
- The Happy Wanderer (2001) ... Mitzi Stiles
- Family Dinner (2001) ... Mitzi Stiles
- The 31-Inch-High Club (2001) ... Mitzi Stiles
- Upright and Breathing (2001) ... Mitzi Stiles
- A Quiet Evening at Home (2001) ... Mitzi Stiles
 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)
- Family Tradition ... Sophie Hunter (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 The Story of Us
Lillian Jordan
 1999 Lake Placid
Mrs. Delores Bickerman
 1999 Hercules (TV Series)
Hestia
- Hercules and the Tiff on Olympus (1999) ... Hestia (voice)
 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 Dennis the Menace Strikes Again! (Video)
Martha Wilson
 1998 Hard Rain
Doreen Sears
 1996 The Story of Santa Claus (TV Movie)
Gretchen Claus (voice)
 1996 Suddenly Susan (TV Series)
Midge Haber
- Golden Girl Friday (1996) ... Midge Haber
 1996 A Weekend in the Country (TV Movie)
Martha
 1995-1996 Maybe This Time (TV Series)
Shirley Wallace
- Whose Life Is It Anyway? (1996) ... Shirley Wallace
- St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1996) ... Shirley Wallace
- Stand Up Your Man (1996) ... Shirley Wallace
- Acting Out (1996) ... Shirley Wallace
- Lucky Puck (1996) ... Shirley Wallace
 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
 1992-1993 The Golden Palace (TV Series)
Rose Nylund
- The Chicken and the Egg (1993) ... Rose Nylund
- Sex, Lies and Tortillas (1993) ... Rose Nylund
- One Angry Stan (1993) ... Rose Nylund
- Tad (1993) ... Rose Nylund
- Pros and Concierge (1993) ... Rose Nylund
 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
- Speechless in Chicago (1993) ... Sylvia Schmidt
- For Pete's Sake (1993) ... Sylvia Schmidt
 1985-1992 The Golden Girls (TV Series)
Rose Nylund
- One Flew Out of the Cuckoo's Nest (1992) ... Rose Nylund
- Home Again, Rose: Part 2 (1992) ... Rose Nylund
- Home Again, Rose: Part 1 (1992) ... Rose Nylund
- Rose: Portrait of a Woman (1992) ... Rose Nylund
- A Midwinter Night's Dream (1992) ... Rose Nylund
 1989-1992 Empty Nest (TV Series)
Rose Nylund
- Dr. Weston and Mr. Hyde (1992) ... Rose Nylund
- Rambo of Neiman Marcus (1989) ... Rose Nylund
- Strange Bedfellows (1989) ... Rose Nylund
 1991 Chance of a Lifetime (TV Movie)
Evelyn Eglin
 1991 Nurses (TV Series)
Rose Nylund
- Begone with the Wind (1991) ... Rose Nylund
 1990 Carol & Company (TV Series)
Trisha Durant
- Trisha Springs Eternal (1990) ... Trisha Durant
 1990 The Earth Day Special (TV Special)
Rose Nylund
 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 Matlock (TV Series)
Betty White
- The Network (1987) ... Betty White
 1987 Alf Loves a Mystery (TV Movie)
Aunt Harriet
 1983-1986 Mama's Family (TV Series)
Ellen Harper Jackson
- Best Medicine (1986) ... Ellen Harper Jackson
- A Grave Mistake (1984) ... Ellen Harper Jackson
- Mama Cries Uncle (1984) ... Ellen Harper Jackson
- Mama for Mayor: Part 2 (1984) ... Ellen Harper Jackson
- Mama for Mayor: Part 1 (1984) ... Ellen Harper Jackson
 1985 Who's the Boss? (TV Series)
Macy's Parade Hostess / Bobbie Barnes
- Thanksgiving at Mrs. Rossini's (1985) ... Macy's Parade Hostess (voice)
- Eye on Angela (1985) ... Bobbie 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)
Amanda Tremaine
- Mail Order Bride (1981) ... Amanda Tremaine
 1981 Stephanie (TV Movie)
Agnes Dewey
 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
 1973-1977 Mary Tyler Moore (TV Series)
Sue Ann Nivens
- The Last Show (1977) ... Sue Ann Nivens
- Lou Dates Mary (1977) ... Sue Ann Nivens
- Mary's Big Party (1977) ... Sue Ann Nivens
- Murray Ghosts for Ted (1977) ... Sue Ann Nivens
- Mary and the Sexagenarian (1977) ... Sue Ann Nivens
 1975 The Carol Burnett Show (TV Series)
Various
- 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
 1972 The Odd Couple (TV Series)
Betty White
- Password (1972) ... Betty White
 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)
 1964 Another World (TV Series)
Brenda Barlowe (1988)
 1962 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
 1962 Advise & Consent
Senator Bessie Adams
 1957-1958 Date with the Angels (TV Series)
Vickie Angel / Honey
- What an Opportunity (1958) ... Vickie Angel
- Francis Goes to School (1958) ... Vickie Angel
- Double Trouble (1958) ... Vickie Angel / Honey
- The Train (1958) ... Vickie Angel
- Wheeler at the Cabin (1958) ... Vickie Angel
 1956 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Virginia Lennart
- Millionaire Virginia Lennart (1956) ... Virginia Lennart
 1952-1955 Life with Elizabeth (TV Series)
Elizabeth
- Episode #2.19 (1955) ... Elizabeth
- Episode #1.22 (1954) ... Elizabeth
- Business Trip/Car Engine/Birdbath (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 (311 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (29 credits)

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Book (w/Tom Watson): "Betty White's Pet-Love: How Pets Take Care of Us". New York: William Morrow & Company. ISBN-10: 0688022073; ISBN-13: 9780688022075 See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 3 Print Biographies | 5 Interviews | 12 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Allen & Betty

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

I stayed in show business to pay for my animal business. See more »

Trivia:

Started career as the "Phone Girl" on Al Jarvis's afternoon TV show in L.A. See more »

Trademark:

Raspy, sultry voice See more »

Nickname:

Queen of T.V. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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