White, Betty 1922-
White, Betty 1922-
Full name, Elizabeth Marion White; born January 17, 1922, in Oak Park, IL; daughter of Horace (an electrical engineer and traveling salesperson) and Tess (a homemaker) White; married Dick Barker (a chicken farmer and military pilot), 1945 (marriage ended, c. 1945); married Lane Allen (an agent), 1947 (divorced, 1949); married Allen Ludden (a television host), 1963 (died, June 9, 1981); stepchildren: (third marriage) David, Martha, Sarah.
Actress and writer. Appeared in television commercials for Arby restaurants, U.S. Healthcare, 1-800-PETMEDS; appeared in print ads for Science Diet pet foods; appeared in radio commercial for Alltel Wireless Service. Morris Animal Foundation, former president; affiliated with Pet Pride and Fund for Animals. Also worked at a radio station.
American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, American Humane Association, Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (former member of the board of directors and the board of trustees; vice president).
Emmy Award nomination, outstanding actress, 1951; Los Angeles-area Emmy Award, 1952, for Life with Elizabeth; Emmy awards, outstanding continuing performance by a supporting actress in a comedy series, 1975, 1976, Emmy Award nomination, outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series, 1977, TV Land Award (with others), groundbreaking show, 2004, all for The Mary Tyler Moore Show; Golden Mike Award, outstanding achievements in television, Pacific Pioneers in Broadcasting, 1976; Patsy Award for special service, American Humane Association, 1978; Daytime Emmy Award, 1982, and Daytime Emmy Award nomination, outstanding daytime game show host, 1984, both for Just Men!; Emmy Award, outstanding actress in a comedy series, 1986, Golden Apple Award, Hollywood Women's Press Club, star of the year, 1986, Golden Globe Award nominations, best performance by an actress in a comedy or musical television series, 1986, 1987, 1988, American Comedy Award, funniest female performer in a leading role in a television series, 1987, Q awards, best actress in a quality comedy series, Viewers for Quality Television, 1987,1988, Emmy Award nominations, outstanding lead actress in a comedy series, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, and TV Land Award (with others), quintessential non-traditional family, 2003, all for The Golden Girls; Lifetime Achievement Award, American Comedy Awards, 1990; inducted into the Television Hall of Fame, 1995; Emmy Award nominations, outstanding guest actress in a comedy series, 1996, for "Here We Go Again," The John Larroquette Show, and 1997, for "Golden Girl Friday," Suddenly Susan; American Comedy Award, funniest female guest appearance in a television series, 2000, for "Seeing Green," Ally McBeal; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding guest actress in a comedy series, 2003, for Yes, Dear; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding guest actress in a drama series, 2004, for The Practice; star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Night of 100 Stars III (also known as Night of One Hundred Stars), Theatre at Radio City Music Hall, New York City, 1990.
Made stage debut at Bliss Hayden Little Theatre, Beverly Hills, CA; appeared in summer stock productions, including Any Wednesday, Bells Are Ringing, Brigadoon, Critics Choice, Guys and Dolls, Hello, Dolly!, The King and I, South Pacific, Take Me Along, and Who Was That Lady?.
Time to Kill (also known as The Letter), 1945.
Senator Bessie Adams, Advise and Consent, Columbia, 1962.
A Different Approach, 1978.
Maid in motel, Rockin Road Trip, Troma, 1986.
Herself, Big City Comedy, 1986.
Herself, Holy Man, Buena Vista, 1998.
Doreen, Hard Rain (also known as Flood and Pluie d'enfer), Paramount, 1998.
Mrs. Wilson, Dennis the Menace Strikes Again!, Warner Bros., 1998.
Lillian Jordan, The Story of Us, Warner Bros., 1999.
Voiceover, Gaia Symphony II, 1999.
Mrs. Delores Bickerman, Lake Placid (also known as Lac Placid), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1999.
Voice of Aunt Polly, Tom Sawyer (animated), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2000.
Voice of Round, Whispers: An Elephant's Tale, Buena Vista, 2000.
Herself, She Turned the World on With Her Smile: The Making of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" (documentary), Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2002.
Mrs. Kline, Bringing Down the House, Buena Vista, 2003.
Lettie, The Third Wish, Skyway Productions, 2005.
Herself, Where's Marty?, 2006.
Your Mommy Kills Animals (documentary),Halo8 Releasing, 2007.
Herself, In Search of Puppy Love (documentary; also known as In Search of Puppy Love: Giving Hope to the 104 Millions Singles in America), 2007.
Sea Tales (animated), Big Vision Entertainment, 2007.
Irene, Love N' Dancing, Voltage Pictures, 2008.
Television Appearances; Series:
Phone girl, Hollywood on Television, 1949.
Life with Elizabeth, syndicated, 1953-54, renamed The Betty White Show, NBC, 1954-55.
Panelist, Make the Connection, NBC, 1955.
Vickie Angel, A Date with the Angels, ABC, 1956-58.
Host, The Betty White Show, ABC, 1958.
Resident liar (celebrity panelist), Liars Club, syndicated, 1969.
Host, The Pet Set, syndicated, 1971.
Sue Ann Nivens), The Mary Tyler Moore Show, CBS, 1973-77.
Host, Password, ABC, 1975.
Panelist, Liars Club, syndicated, 1976-77.
Joyce Whitman, The Betty White Show, CBS, 1977-78.
Host, Just Men! (game show), NBC, 1983.
Ellen Harper Jackson, Mama's Family, NBC, 1983-86.
The Love Report, ABC, regular appearances, 1984.
Rose Lindstrom Nylund, The Golden Girls, NBC, 1985-92.
Celebrity Double Talk, ABC, 1986.
Animal Crack-Ups, ABC, 1988.
Liars Club (also known as The New Liars Club), syndicated, 1988.
Sweethearts, syndicated, 1988.
Brenda Barlowe, Another World (also known as Another World: Bay City), 1988.
Rose Lindstrom Nylund, The Golden Palace, CBS, 1992-93.
Sylvia Schmidt, Bob, CBS, 1993.
Shirley, Maybe This Time, ABC, 1995-96.
Voice of Dorothy, The Lionhearts (animated), syndicated, beginning in 1998.
Voice of Hestia (goddess of the hearth and home), Hercules (animated; also known as Disney's Hercules), ABC and syndicated, 1998-99.
Me & George, 1998.
Mitzi Stiles, Ladies Man, CBS, 1999-2001.
Bea Sigurdson, That '70s Show, Fox, 2002.
Catherine Piper, Boston Legal, ABC, 2005-2006.
Ann Douglas, The Bold and the Beautiful (also known as Belleza y poder), CBS, 2006-2007.
Television Appearances; Miniseries:
Herself, Vanished, NBC, 1971.
Sally Cantrell, The Best Place to Be, NBC, 1979.
Television Appearances; Movies:
Evelyn Harris, With This Ring, ABC, 1978.
Anita, Before and After, ABC, 1979.
Herself, The Gossip Columnist, syndicated, 1980.
Ellen, Eunice, CBS, 1982.
Evelyn Eglin, Chance of a Lifetime (also known as A Change of Heart and Heather's Journey), NBC, 1991.
Martha, A Weekend in the Country, USA Network, 1996.
Voice of Aunt Polly, Tom Sawyer, TNN, 2000.
Mrs. Krisper, The Retrievers, Animal Planet, 2001.
Voice of Grandma Sophie, The Wild Thornberries: The Origin of Donnie (animated; also known as The Origin of Donnie), Nickelodeon, 2001.
Woman in window during Batclimb sequence, Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt, CBS, 2003.
Emily Sutton, Stealing Christmas, USA Network, 2003.
Annie Eason, Annie's Point, Hallmark Channel, 2005.
Television Appearances; Specials:
The 26th Annual Academy Awards, NBC, 1954.
NBC hostess, The 78th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade, 1967.
Host (with others), The Tournament of Roses Parade, NBC, annually, 1970-90.
The Paul Lynde Halloween Special, 1976.
The 28th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, ABC, 1976.
Circus of the Stars #2, CBS, 1977.
The John Davidson Christmas Show, 1977.
Circus of the Stars #3, CBS, 1979.
Paul Lynde at the Movies, 1979.
Host (with others), Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, annually, 1980-90.
Those Wonderful TV Game Shows, 1984.
Joan Rivers and Friends Salute Heidi Abromowitz, 1985.
Host, Walt Disney World's 15th Birthday Celebration, ABC, 1986.
America Talks Back, NBC, 1986.
NBC 60th Anniversary Celebration, NBC, 1986.
The Television Academy Hall of Fame, NBC, 1986.
"What Is This Thing Called Love?," Barbara Walters Special, ABC, 1986.
The 38th Annual Emmy Awards, NBC, 1986.
Presenter, The 13th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 1987.
The First Annual American Comedy Awards, ABC, 1987.
The 39th Annual Emmy Awards, Fox, 1987.
Honoree, This Is Your Life, NBC, 1987.
Happy Birthday, Hollywood! (also known as Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood), ABC, 1987.
Aunt Harriet, ALF Loves a Mystery, NBC, 1987.
Happy Birthday, Bob—50 Stars Salute Your 50 Years with NBC, NBC, 1988.
The Hollywood Christmas Parade, syndicated, 1988.
The Magical World of Disney, NBC, 1988.
Super Bloopers & New Practical Jokes, NBC, 1988.
The Second Annual American Comedy Awards, ABC, 1988.
The 40th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, 1988.
The Third Annual American Comedy Awards, ABC, 1989.
Bob Hope's Love Affair with Lucy, NBC, 1989.
Friday Night Surprise!, NBC, 1989.
Hanna-Barbera's 50th: A Yabba Dabba Doo Celebration, TNT, 1989.
The Valvoline National Driving Test, CBS, 1989.
The American Red Cross Emergency Test, ABC, 1990.
Night of 100 Stars III (also known as Night of One Hundred Stars), NBC, 1990.
The Tube Test, ABC, 1990.
The 42nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Presentation, Fox, 1990.
The Fourth Annual American Comedy Awards, ABC, 1990.
Presenter, The 48th Annual Golden Globe Awards, TBS, 1991.
The Fifth Annual American Comedy Awards, ABC, 1991.
The 43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Presentation, Fox, 1991.
The 17th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 1991.
Doris Day: A Sentimental Journey, PBS, 1991.
Funny Women of Television: A Museum of Television and Radio Tribute, NBC, 1991.
Mary Tyler Moore: The 20th Anniversary Show, CBS, 1991.
The Meaning of Life, CBS, 1991.
The Walt Disney World Happy Easter Parade, ABC, 1991.
Bob Hope and Other Young Comedians: The World Laughs, Young and Old (also known as Comedy Olympics: Starring Bob Hope and Other Young Comedians), NBC, 1992.
Hats Off to Minnie Pearl: America Honors Minnie Pearl, The Nashville Network, 1992.
Star-athon 2: A Weekend With the Stars, syndicated, 1992.
Walt Disney World Very Merry Christmas Parade, ABC, 1992.
Bob Hope: The First Ninety Years (also known as Bob Hope: A 90th Birthday Celebration), NBC, 1993.
The Ninth Annual Television Academy Hall of Fame, Disney Channel, 1993.
Throwaway Pets, PBS, 1993.
Bob Hope's Birthday Memories, NBC, 1994.
Host, Great Love Songs, 1995.
Voice of Gretchen Claus, The Story of Santa Claus, 1996.
The 1996 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 1996.
The 11th Annual Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame, CBS, 1996.
50 Years of Television: A Celebration of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, HBO, 1997.
Intimate Portrait: Mary Tyler Moore, Lifetime, 1997.
Mrs. Santa Claus, Noddy Holiday Special: Anything Can Happen at Christmas, PBS, 1998.
Behind the Laughs: The Untold Stories of Television's Favorite Comedy, Fox, 1998.
The Television Academy Hall of Fame, UPN, 1999.
Presenter, The '70s: The Decade That Changed Television, ABC, 2000.
Presenter, The 26th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 2000.
The 14th Annual American Comedy Awards, Fox, 2000.
Intimate Portrait: Rue McClanahan, Lifetime, 2000.
Intimate Portrait: Sharon Lawrence, Lifetime, 2000.
Intimate Portrait: Betty White, Lifetime, 2000.
Intimate Portrait: Estelle Getty, Lifetime, 2001.
Lifetime Presents: Disney's American Teacher Awards, Lifetime, 2001.
NBC 75th Anniversary Special (also known as NBC's 75th Anniversary Celebration), NBC, 2002.
The Mary Tyler Moore Reunion, CBS, 2002.
Great Women of Television Comedy, NBC, 2003.
Intimate Portrait: Bea Arthur, Lifetime, 2003.
Reel Comedy: "Bringing Down the House," Comedy Central, 2003.
TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV (also known as 1st Annual TV Land Awards), TV Land, 2003.
"The Golden Girls": Their Greatest Moments, Lifetime, 2003.
Lifetime's Achievement Awards: Women Changing the World, Lifetime, 2003.
CBS at 75, CBS, 2003.
Intimate Portrait: Vicki Lawrence, Lifetime, 2003.
The 2nd Annual TV Land Awards (also known as TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV), TV Land and Nickelodeon, 2004.
TV Land Moguls, TV Land, 2004.
TV's Greatest Sidekicks, Lifetime, 2004.
Voice of Grandma Hero, "First Snow/All Tire'd Out," Higglytown Heroes (animated), Disney Channel, 2004.
Voice of Grandma, "Two Bees or Not Two Bees," Higglytown Heroes (animated), Disney Channel, 2005.
Voice of Grandma Hero, "Choo Choo Zucchini/Something Ducky Going On," Higglytown Heroes (animated), Disney Channel, 2005.
CMT: The Greatest—Sexiest Southern Man, Country Music Television, 2006.
CMT: The Greatest—20 Greatest Country Comedy Shows, Country Music Television, 2006.
Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner, Comedy Central, 2006.
The Real "Match Game" Story: Behind the Blanks, Game Show Network, 2006.
The 5th Annual TV Land Awards, TV Land, 2007.
Back to the Grind, TV Land, 2007.
Presenter, The 2007 Screen Actors Guild Awards, TNT and TBS, 2007.
Pioneers of Television, PBS, 2008.
Also appeared as herself, "The Golden Girls": The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television.
Television Appearances; Pilots:
Gladys Snavely, Snavely, ABC, 1978.
Agnes Dewey, Stephanie, CBS, 1981.
The Real Trivial Pursuit, ABC, 1985.
Television Appearances; Episodic:
What's My Line?, CBS and syndicated, 1955, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1965, 1966.
Virginia Lennert, "The Story of Virginia Lennert," The Millionaire, CBS, 1956.
Host, Modern Romances, NBC, 1958.
The Jack Paar Tonight Show (also known as The Jack Paar Show), NBC, 1958.
To Tell the Truth, 1961.
"Scene of the Crime," The United States Steel Hour (also known as The U.S. Steel Hour), CBS, 1962.
Cohost, Password (also known as Password Allstars and Password Plus), CBS, syndicated, ABC, and NBC, 1963, 1972, 1973, 1975.
You Don't Say, 1963, 1975.
Cohost, The Mike Douglas Show, 1964.
Girl Talk, syndicated, 1964.
The Match Game (also known as Match Game P.M.), CBS and syndicated, 1964, 1967, 1969.
Snap Judgment, 1967, 1968.
"Buying a House," That's Life, ABC, 1968.
Adele Colby, "The Cannonball Bookmobile," Petticoat Junction, CBS, 1969.
Herself, "Password," The Odd Couple, ABC, 1972.
Herself, "Operation: Lady Luck," O'Hara: U.S. Treasury, 1972.
Match Game, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1982.
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, NBC, 1974, 1976, 1982, 1983, 1984.
Louise Demery, "The Adventure of Miss Aggie's Farewell Performance, Ellery Queen, NBC, 1975.
Louise Demery, "The Adventure of the 12th Floor Express," Ellery Queen (also known as The Adventures of Ellery Queen), NBC, 1975.
Lydia Merrick, "The Noise of a Quiet Weekend," Lucas Tanner, NBC, 1975.
Herself, Showoffs, 1975.
Herself, The Magnificent Marble Machine, 1975.
Dinah! (also known as Dinah! & Friends), 1975, 1976.
The Peter Marshall Variety Show, syndicated, 1976.
Celebrity Sweepstakes, 1976.
The Sonny and Cher Show, 1976, 1977.
The Merv Griffin Show, 1976-77.
The Cross-Wits, 1976, 1977.
The Jim Nabors Show, 1978.
Password Plus, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982.
Louise Willis, "Secretary to the Stars/Julie's Decision/The Horse Lover/Gopher and Isaac Buy a Horse," The Love Boat, ABC, 1980.
The Big Show, 1980.
Betsy, "Aunt Sylvia," The Love Boat, ABC, 1981.
Host, The Shape of Things, NBC, 1982.
"Charlotte's Web," Love, Sidney, NBC, 1982.
"Mail-Order Bride," Best of the West, ABC, 1982.
Betsy, "My Friend, the Executrix," The Love Boat, ABC, 1982.
Herself, Madame's Place, 1982.
Catherine, "Sunshine Again," Fame, NBC, 1983.
Betsy, "Authoress, Authoress," The Love Boat, ABC, 1984.
Wilma Klein, "Outsiders," Hotel (also known as Arthur Hailey's "Hotel"), ABC, 1984.
Super Password, 1984, 1986, 1988.
Bobby Barnes, "Eye on Angela," Who's the Boss?, ABC, 1985.
Voice of Macy's parade host, "Thanksgiving at Mrs. Rossini's, Who's the Boss?, ABC, 1985.
Captain Gloria Neal, "Close Encounters," St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1985.
Captain Gloria Neal, "Red, White, Black, and Blue," St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1985.
Betsy, "Soap Star," The Love Boat, ABC, 1985.
The New Hollywood Squares, 1986, 1988.
"Election Week Madness," D.C. Follies, syndicated, 1987.
Herself, "The Network," Matlock, NBC, 1987.
Nurse, Days of Our Lives, NBC, 1988.
Waitress, Santa Barbara, NBC, 1988.
Woman in police station, Days of Our Lives, NBC, 1988.
Win, Lose, or Draw, syndicated, 1988.
The $10,000 Pyramid, 1988.
Rose Nylund, "Mambo of Neiman Marcus," Empty Nest, NBC, 1989.
"The Impudence of Being Earnest," Empty Nest, NBC, 1989.
A Conversation with Dinah, The Nashville Network, 1989.
A Conversation with Dinah, 1989.
Trisha Durant, "Trisha Springs Eternal," Carol & Company, 1990.
Rose Lindstrom Nylund, "Begone with the Wind," Nurses, 1991.
The Howard Stern Show, 1992.
Rose Nylund, "Dr. Weston and Mr. Hyde," Empty Nest, NBC, 1992.
Dora Sloan, "Death by Extermination," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1994.
Herself, "Elvis Is Coming!," The Naked Truth (also known as Wilde Again), NBC, 1995.
Herself, "Star and Comet Collide! Giant Bugs Invade!," The Naked Truth (also known as Wilde Again), NBC, 1995.
Midge Haber, "Golden Girl Friday," Suddenly Susan, NBC, 1996.
Herself, "Here We Go Again," The John Larroquette Show (also known as Larroquette), NBC, 1996.
"Stars and Their Pets," Inside Edition, 1996.
"Spelunking/Human Eye/Betty White/Elk," Newton's Apple, 1996.
On the Inside, The Learning Channel, 1997.
Mrs. Brooks, "Leap of Faith," L.A. Doctors (also known as L.A. Docs), 1998.
Dr. Shirley Flott, "Seeing Green," Ally McBeal, Fox, 1999.
Voice of Dellia, "Escape from Party Island," King of the Hill (animated), Fox, 1999.
The Martin Short Show, 1999.
Hollywood Squares (also known as H2 and H2: Hollywood Squares), syndicated, 1999, 2003.
Voice of Grandma Sophie Hunter, "A Tiger by the Tail," The Wild Thornberrys (animated), Nickelodeon, 2000.
Voice of Grandma Sophie Hunter, "The Anniversary," The Wild Thornberrys (animated), Nickelodeon, 2000.
"The Mary Tyler Moore," Inside TV Land, TV Land, 2000.
Voice of herself, "Missionary: Impossible," The Simpsons (animated), Fox, 2000.
"Mark Goodson: Will the Real Mark Goodson Please Stand Up?," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 2000.
Connie Gibson, "Missing the Bus," The Ellen Show, 2001.
Sylvia, "Kim's New Nanny," Yes, Dear, CBS, 2002.
Julianna, "The Heart of the Matter," Providence, NBC, 2002.
Voice of Dorothy and Ellen, "The Son Also Roses," King of the Hill (animated), Fox, 2002.
Pyramid (also known as $100,00 Pyramid), syndicated, 2002.
"Gracie Allen: The Better Half," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 2002.
"Betty White: Hollywood's Golden Girl," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 2003.
Herself, "Meet the Parent," I'm With Her, ABC, 2003.
Voice of Mrs. Doolin, "Who Killed Who?/Tween Wolf," Grim & Evil (animated; also known as The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy), Cartoon Network, 2003.
Voice of Gary's mother, "This Is Not a Pipe," Gary the Rat, The Nashville Network, 2003.
Carol Roberts, "Unhappy Holidays," Everwood (also known as Our Life in Everwood), The WB, 2003.
Carol Roberts, "Your Future Awaits," Everwood (also known as Our Life in Everwood), The WB, 2003.
The Wayne Brady Show, syndicated, 2003, 2004.
Catherine Piper, "Coming Home," The Practice, ABC, 2004.
Mrs. June Hopkins, "The Maid," My Wife and Kids, ABC, 2004.
Sylvia, "Victor's Other Family," Malcolm in the Middle, Fox, 2004.
Voice of Grandma Wilson, "Donkey," Father of the Pride (animated), NBC, 2004.
Catherine Piper, "Pre-Trial Blues," The Practice, ABC, 2004.
Catherine Piper, "Mr. Shore Comes to Town," The Practice, ABC, 2004.
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, syndicated, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007.
Mrs. Riley, "The Man Without a Ball," Complete Savages, 2004.
Mrs. Riley, "Saving Old Lady Riley," Complete Savages, 2005.
Mrs. Bly, "Joey and the House," Joey, NBC, 2005.
The Early Show, CBS, 2005.
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, CBS, 2005, 2006, 2007.
"Perfect 10's the Women," TV Land's Top Ten, TV Land, 2005.
"Characters You Love to Hate," TV Land's Top Ten, TV Land, 2005.
"Greatest TV Romances," TV Land's Top Ten, TV Land, 2005.
Voice of herself, "Peterotica," Family Guy (animated; also known as Padre de familia), Fox, 2006.
Panelist, "Match Game," Gameshow Marathon, CBS, 2006.
Herself, "There's Something About Mary," My First Time, TV Land, 2006.
"Bea Arthur," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 2006.
Voice of herself, "Homerazzi," The Simpsons (animated), Fox, 2007.
"Finales," TV Land Confidential (also known as TV Land Confidential: The Untold Stories), TV Land, 2007.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2007.
"Carol Burnett: A Woman of Character," American Masters, PBS, 2007.
Herself, "Bananas for Betty," Ugly Betty, ABC, 2007.
Entertainment Tonight (also known as E.T.), syndicated, 2007.
Also appeared as herself, The Jacksons; herself, "Hollywood Walk of Fame Special 1 & 2," Family Feud (also known as Family Fortune and The Best Family Feud); in Dick Haynes Joke Shop (quiz show); Grab Your Phone (quiz show); I've Got a Secret, CBS and syndicated; The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour, CBS; Tom, Dick, and Harry; To Tell the Truth, CBS, syndicated, and NBC.
Television Work; Series:
Coproducer, Life with Elizabeth, syndicated, c. 1952-54, renamed The Betty White Show, NBC, 1954-55.
Producer, A Date with the Angels, ABC, 1957-58.
Host of the radio program Ask Betty White, CBS; appeared on other radio programs, including Blondie, The Great Gildersleeve, and This Is Your F.B.I.
(With Thomas J. Watson) Betty White's Pet-Love: How Pets Take Care of Us, Morrow (New York City), 1983.
Betty White in Person (autobiography), Doubleday (New York City), 1987.
(With Tom Sullivan) The Leading Lady: Dinah's Story, Bantam (New York City), 1991.
Here We Go Again: My Life in Television, Scribner Books (New York City), 1995.
Chicago Tribune, June 26, 2006.
Los Angeles Times, July 13, 1999.
New York Post, December 8, 1963; October 31, 1977.
People Weekly, December 6, 1999, p. 93.
Washington Post, September 11, 1977.
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