Popular Post nuckin_futz Posted December 31, 2021 Popular Post Share Posted December 31, 2021 (edited) Betty White dead at 99: Legendary Golden Girls actress passes away as fans pay tribute to American icon LEGENDARY Golden Girls actress Betty White reportedly passed away on Friday, as fans pay tribute to the American icon. White - whose Hollywood career spanned over more than nine decades - was 99-years-old, and only weeks from her 100th birthday on January 17th. Sources told TMZ that the iconic star passed away at her home on the morning of New Year's Eve. Born in Oak Park, Illinois, on January 17, 1922, White's career started as a radio personality in Los Angeles in the 1930s. She transitioned to television, where she became a staple panelist of American game shows, including Password, Match Game, Tattletales, To Tell The Truth, Hollywood Squares and The $25,000 Pyramid. White was dubbed "the first lady of game show," becoming the first woman to receive the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host in 1983. Her career skyrocketed with her role as Rose Nylund in the '80s sitcom The Golden Girls. Starring alongside Beatrice Arthur, Rue McClanahan and Estelle Getty, the four women's characters revolved around three widows and one divorcée who shared a house in Miami, Florida. The sitcom received critical acclaim throughout most of its run, winning several awards, including two Primetime Emmy Awards and three Golden Globe Awards. Each of the four stars received an Emmy Award, making it one of only four sitcoms in the award's history to achieve this. In a final tweet before her death, Betty said: "My 100th birthday… I cannot believe it is coming up." ******************* FU 2021. RIP Betty. Thanks for the laughs. Edited December 31, 2021 by nuckin_futz 4 1 7 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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