Betty White

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Betty White

Betty White

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Betty White

Date of Birth

Birthday: January 17
Birthplace: Oak Park, Illinois

Betty White is an American actress and comedian.

Regarded as a pioneer of television, she was one of the first women to have control both in front of and behind the camera, and is recognized as the first woman to produce a sitcom.

She is known for her Emmy Award-winning roles as Sue Ann Nivens on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Rose Nylund on The Golden Girls, and Elka Ostrovsky on Hot in Cleveland.

Betty White is an American actress and comedian.

Regarded as a pioneer of television, she was one of the first women to have control both in front of and behind the camera, and is recognized as the first woman to produce a sitcom.

She is known for her Emmy Award-winning roles as Sue Ann Nivens on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Rose Nylund on The Golden Girls, and Elka Ostrovsky on Hot in Cleveland.

In a career that has spanned more than 75 years, she has received eight Emmy awards in various categories, three American Comedy Awards, three Screen Actors Guild awards, and a Grammy. She also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Betty White was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1995.

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Awards & Nominations

21 Nominations | 5 Emmys | 1 Honor
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series - 2011
  • Nominee
  • Betty White, as Elka Ostrosky
  • Hot In Cleveland
  • TV Land
  • Hudson Street Productions
Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series - 2010
  • Winner
  • Betty White, Host
  • Saturday Night Live
  • "Host: Betty White"
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series - 2009
  • Nominee
  • Betty White, as Crazy Witch Lady
  • My Name Is Earl
  • "Witch Lady"
  • NBC
  • Amigos de Garcia Production in association with 20th Century Fox Television
Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series - 2004
Hall of Fame - 1995
  • Winner
  • Betty White, as Honoree
BEST ACTRESS - 1951
  • Nominee
  • Betty White
  • n/a
  • KLAC
Betty White
Ed Asner, Betty White, Mary Tyler Moore, Ted Knight
Betty White arrives at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards
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Betty White at the 61st Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Governors Ball
Classic Emmys - Betty White and Allen Ludden
Classic Emmys - Betty White & Michael J. Fox
The cast of The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Betty White & Mary Tyler Moore
Betty White & Mary Tyler Moore
Betty White at the 61st Creative Arts Emmy Awards
Betty White & Amy Poehler
Betty White & Kathy Griffin
Jon Hamm & Betty White at the 62nd Primetime Emmy® Awards
Betty White at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards
Hot In Cleveland - Valerie Bertinelli and Betty White
Hot In Cleveland - Betty White and Carl Reiner
Betty White onstage during the Betty White's Off Their Rockers panel during the 2012 Winter TCA Tour
Betty White onstage during the Betty White's Off Their Rockers panel during the 2012 Winter TCA Tour
Betty White onstage during the Betty White's Off Their Rockers panel during the 2012 Winter TCA Tour
Betty White onstage during the Betty White's Off Their Rockers panel during the 2012 Winter TCA Tour
Betty White arrives at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards
Betty White attends the Governors Ball during the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards
Betty White in the audience during the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards
Zooey Deschanel and Betty White during the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards
Hot In Cleveland - Betty White
Hot In Cleveland - Betty White
Hot In Cleveland - Wendie Malick, Valerie Bertinelli, Betty White & Jane Leeves
Inside the Nokia Theatre at the red carpet rollout for the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards
Betty White poses in the Green Room during the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre
Actors Jon Hamm (L) and Betty White present an award onstage at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theatre
Actor Eric Stonestreet (R) accepts his award from actors Betty White (L) and Jon Hamm onstage at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy
Actor Eric Stonestreet (C) accepts his award from actors Jon Hamm (L) and Betty White onstage at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy
Actress Betty White
Actress Betty White arrives at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theatre
Actress and Television Academy Hall of Fame member Betty White with the Academy's chairman and CEO, John Shaffner.
Tom Smothers, Betty White and Joanne Worley.
Betty White pays tribute to Bob Stewart.
Betty White and Mary Tyler Moore presenting onstage at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards
Betty White and Mary Tyler Moore present the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series to 30 Rock star Tina Fey
Betty White & Mary Tyler Moore at the 60th Primetime Emmys
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Betty White on stage at the 70th Emmy Awards.

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Ed Asner, Betty White, Mary Tyler Moore, Ted Knight
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Ed Asner, Betty White, Mary Tyler Moore, and Ted Knight at the 28th Emmy Awards. They all received Emmys at that event.

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Betty White arrives at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards
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Betty White at the 61st Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Governors Ball
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Classic Emmys - Betty White and Allen Ludden
Classic Emmys - Betty White & Michael J. Fox
The cast of The Mary Tyler Moore Show
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Betty White & Mary Tyler Moore
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Betty White & Mary Tyler Moore
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Betty White at the 61st Creative Arts Emmy Awards
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Betty White & Amy Poehler
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Betty White & Kathy Griffin
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Jon Hamm & Betty White at the 62nd Primetime Emmy® Awards
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Betty White at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards
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Hot In Cleveland - Valerie Bertinelli and Betty White
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Hot In Cleveland - Betty White and Carl Reiner
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Betty White onstage during the Betty White's Off Their Rockers panel during the 2012 Winter TCA Tour
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Betty White onstage during the Betty White's Off Their Rockers panel during the 2012 Winter TCA Tour
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Betty White onstage during the Betty White's Off Their Rockers panel during the 2012 Winter TCA Tour
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Betty White onstage during the Betty White's Off Their Rockers panel during the 2012 Winter TCA Tour
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Betty White arrives at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards
Betty White attends the Governors Ball during the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards
Betty White in the audience during the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards
Zooey Deschanel and Betty White during the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards
Hot In Cleveland - Betty White
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Hot In Cleveland - Betty White
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Hot In Cleveland - Wendie Malick, Valerie Bertinelli, Betty White & Jane Leeves
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Inside the Nokia Theatre at the red carpet rollout for the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards
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Betty White poses in the Green Room during the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre
Actors Jon Hamm (L) and Betty White present an award onstage at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theatre
Actor Eric Stonestreet (R) accepts his award from actors Betty White (L) and Jon Hamm onstage at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy
Actor Eric Stonestreet (C) accepts his award from actors Jon Hamm (L) and Betty White onstage at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy
Actress Betty White
Actress Betty White arrives at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theatre
Actress and Television Academy Hall of Fame member Betty White with the Academy's chairman and CEO, John Shaffner.
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Tom Smothers, Betty White and Joanne Worley.
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Betty White pays tribute to Bob Stewart.
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Betty White and Mary Tyler Moore presenting onstage at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards
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Betty White and Mary Tyler Moore present the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series to 30 Rock star Tina Fey
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Betty White & Mary Tyler Moore at the 60th Primetime Emmys
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