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Actress Betty White was a total knock-out when she was young!

Betty White, Bea Arthur and Rue McClanahan in The Golden Girls

22. Januar 2019 - 23:30 Uhr / Administrator User

Betty White found global fame in the eighties playing Rose Nylund in the cult series The Golden Girls. The successful actress is ninety-six now and still going strong. She was a total knock-out when she was younger and we've got the photos to prove it! We take a look back at Betty's life and career...

Betty White's (96) acting career began the she was young. She had her first TV appearance at just seventeen in 1939 and has stopped acting since! She appeared on numerous game and talk shows in the sixties and was a regular on The Tonight Show, What's My Line, Wheel of Fortune and Password.

Betty White's youthful appearance is amazing. As she was born in 1922, the actress and presenter was already in her early forties at this time, but looked far younger. Her broad smile and bright eyes hypnotised viewers everywhere. 

Betty White was absolutely stunning when she was young

Betty White was absolutely stunning when she was young

Just how likeable and charismatic Betty is became clear throughout the following decades. The ninety-six year old joined the cast of the Mary Tyler Moore Show in the seventies and gained thousands of fans playing Sue Ann Nivens.

Betty starred in her most famous role in the eighties when she played Rose Nylund in the cult series The Golden Girls. She starred in the series from 1985 to 1992. When the series finished however, Betty's career did not finish along with it!

Betty White, Bea Arthur and Rue McClanahan

Betty White, Bea Arthur and Rue McClanahan in The Golden Girls

Betty has appeared in countless other films and TV series since then. Her TV career is one of a kind and her passion for TV acting unrivalled. She last starred in the 2018 documentary Betty White: First Lady of Television, which told the story of Betty's life and career. 

Betty White played "Rose Nylund" on The Golden Girls

Betty White played "Rose Nylund" on The Golden Girls

Betty White married young

Betty White's personal life took a far rockier path than her career. She got married to Frederick Barker in 1945 at just twenty-three years old. In the same year, she filed for divorce. Her second marriage to Lane Allen didn't last very long either, they were a couple from 1947 to 1949. 

Her third marriage to presenter Allen Ludden was more successful. They tied the knot in 1963 and Betty became a step-mother to his three children. Betty never had any children of her own. Allen died in 1981, leaving Betty behind. 

Betty is still going strong. Her magnetism captivated both fans and producers alike when she was young and still does today! She became a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, who are responsible for the Oscars, in 2017