Betty White

Betty White

Birthplace: 
Oak Park, Illinois
Birthday: 
January 17

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Betty White

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About

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.

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

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, 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

Hall of Fame - 1995

  • Winner
  • Betty White, as Honoree

BEST ACTRESS - 1951

  • Nominee
  • Betty White
  • n/a
  • KLAC

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  • Betty White on stage at the 70th Emmy Awards.

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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 & 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 arrives at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards
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  • Primetime Emmys 2012: Backstage
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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
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  • Classic Emmys - Betty White & Michael J. Fox
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  • The cast of The Mary Tyler Moore Show
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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
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  • Betty White attends the Governors Ball during the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards
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  • Betty White in the audience during the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards
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  • Zooey Deschanel and Betty White during the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards
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  • 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
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