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Betty White

  • Birthplace: Oak Park, Illinois
  • Birthday: January 17

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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Betty White

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AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

5 Wins21 Nominations

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, as Host
  • Saturday Night Live
  • 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
  • NBC
  • Amigos de Garcia Production in association with 20th Century Fox Television

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series - 2004

BEST ACTRESS - 1951

  • Nominee
  • Betty White, as
  • n/a
  • KLAC

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March 10, 2016