The One that Got Away


Betty White was born on January 17, 1922 in Oak Park Illinois where she grew up with her parents Tess Curtis White and Horace Logan White. During her career in the showbiz industry she gained several awards such as multiple Emmy awards and TV Land awards, a Grammy, and Teen Choice awards. These are only a few of her accomplishments. Other than starring in the Golden Girls, Betty has also played a part in Advise and Consent, Big City Comedy, Hard Rain, and The Mary Tyler Moore Show. In 1963, Betty White married her late husband Allen Ludden.  At the age of 99 Betty White died on December 31, 2021. She sadly left us before the new year came, leaving her audience in tears.


Google Tribute

On January 17, 2022, Google paid tribute to what would have been Betty White’s 100th birthday. When typing in her full name, rose petals fall from the screen and the famous phrase in the theme song which is, “Thank you for being a friend” pop up. This is a reference to one of her most famous roles as Rose Nylund in the “Golden Girls.”


Her Famous Quote

“Everybody needs a passion. That’s what keeps life interesting. If you live without passion, you can go through life without leaving any footprints.”

“Don’t try to be young. Just open your mind. Stay interested in stuff. There are so many things I won’t live long enough to find out about, but I’m still curious about them.”

“Kindness and consideration of somebody besides yourself keeps you feeling young.”


Her Service with Animals

After her death, a hashtag called #BettyWhiteChallenge has become popular on social media, saying to give 5 dollars to an animal shelter or other rescue organizations on Betty White’s 100th birthday. Over the years the actress rescued several dogs and became an employee to the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Organization in the year 1966. Her fan club, Bet’s Pets, donated to animal rescue charities. She supported charities such as Morris Animal Foundation and American Humane. She also sponsored over 30 health studies that improved the health of dogs, cats, horses, and other wildlife. Betty co-authored two books about guide dogs.