Betty White, the beloved and pioneering actress of The Golden Girls and many other projects, has passed away at the age of 99.
“Even though Betty was about to turn 100, I thought she would live forever“White’s agent and close friend Jeff Witjas said in a statement to Variety. “I will miss her and so will the animal world she loved so much. I believe that Betty was never afraid of dying because she always wanted to be with her beloved husband Allen Ludden. She believed that she would be with him again“.
White was preparing to celebrate his 100th birthday on January 17, 2022, and recently spoke with People about how it felt to approach that milestone.
“I am very lucky to have such good health and feel so good at this age“said White.”Is incredible“.
White also spoke of his life and how his “optimistic nature“It’s because he was born with that mindset.
“I inherited it from my mother, and that never changed“said White.”I always find the positive“.
Betty White was born on January 17, 1922 in Oak Park, Illinois, United States, and was the only child of Christine Tess and Horace Logan White. She and her family moved to California when she was one year old and went to school in Beverly Hills until she graduated in 1939.
In addition to her role as an actress, she is known for her love of animals and nature, and that passion for wildlife began during a family vacation in the Sierra Nevada. At first she dreamed of being a park ranger, but at that time women were not allowed to fill that position, so instead she began a career as a writer and then as an actress.
Throughout his legendary career, White paved the way in front of and behind the cameras for other women to rise to stardom. He also made the decision to hire an African American artist named Arthur Duncan for The Betty White Show in 1954, which was a controversial choice for many. She was not intimidated, not even when viewers pressured her to remove him from the show, saying: “Sorry. Live with it“.
From MRT we send our condolences to his family, relatives and all the people who have enjoyed his incredible talent throughout these years.