January 17, Frederick M. In honor of the ever-sassy star of The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Golden Girls's 97th birthday, let's celebrate with a collection of fun facts about her life and legacy. Her name is Betty, not Elizabeth. She's Betty. She's a Guinness World Record holder.
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White grew up in Los Angeles. She later became host of the show, and in she cofounded Bandy Productions to develop her own projects.
Later that year the television sitcom Life with Elizabeth premiered. White played the title role—a married woman whose various predicaments test the patience of her husband—in addition to cocreating and producing the show, which ran until Two years later she starred in the series Date with the Angels, a comedic look at domestic life.
The latter was hosted by Allen Ludden. White and Ludden married in and were together until his death in She received three Emmy Award nominations for her work, winning in and The series, centred on a group of older women living together in Miami, became a major success.
White earned seven Emmy nominations and won the award in After the show ended in , White played Nylund on the spin-off series The Golden Palace, which ran for one season.