Betty White, born January 22 1922, has the longest running television career as a female entertainer. She is from Oak Point, Illinois. She was widowed by husband Allen Ludden in 1981. Her impressive career includes writing and starring in the sitcom Golden Girls.
Betty White has received an Emmy in all performing comedic categories, the only woman to have ever done so. She also holds the record for longest span between Emmy nominations, 60 years. She is an honorary forest ranger, stating that when she was a child women were not allowed to hold this position. Betty was granted with the title in 2010 by the USDA Forest Service.
White often does cameos of herself on screen. She’s been a celebrity guest on many different programs, including hosting Saturday Night Live at 88 years old. She has written several books, many of which are on the subject of animals. Betty won her first Grammy for the audio recording of her book If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won’t). She’s a successful comedian, human and animal rights activist and talk show host.