Betty White, the last 'golden girl', dies at 99

Betty white, the legendary actress of 'The golden girls'(1985-1992), passed away this Friday at the age of 99, as reported by celebrity news outlet TMZ.

Icon of television in the United States and famous throughout the world, White would have turned 100 years old on January 17.

The actress broke all records with her long acting career on both the big and small screens., where she became one of the first producers in the history of television.

He was put before the camera for the first time when he was 23 years old, for which he worked tirelessly for more than seventy years, a milestone recognized by the Guiness Book itself since 2014.

Because of their experience and longevity, few people He knew so much about the ins and outs of Hollywood and American television, and was one of the first female producers in a business dominated by men for decades. In fact, already in 1952 it appears thus credited in the 'Life with Elizabeth Show' (1952-55).

After taking a few steps as a model, she began her acting career in small roles on radio shows, before breaking through and rising to popularity with the famous'The Mary Tyler Moore Show'(1970-1977).

In 1954, he had his own television show: 'The Betty White Show', a space that he would take up again in the seventies, and after which he dedicated himself to presenting several contests such as' Just Men!'

Although the role for which he has gone down in posterity is that of Rose Nylund in 'The Golden Girls', between 1985 and 1992, the innocent girl from Minnesota and her always longed for 'Saint Olaf'.

In his memories in the popular series he always recounted his traditions of Scandinavian origin, something that was also partly true, since her roots were English, Danish, Welsh and Greek, and she was the daughter of a housewife and a street vendor.

Three marriages

At first, the creator of the series, Susan Harris, chose the actress to play the mischievous and flirtatious Blanche deveraux ya Rue McClanahan for the naive Rose, but finally the roles were exchanged.

White, who had no children, was married three times. The first two husbands lasted just two years, while with the third, Allen Ludden, an actor and veteran of World War II, spent almost two decades until his death in 1981, shortly before the premiere of 'The Golden Girls' .

The show had one of the first spinoff series ever to feature White, MacClanahan, and Estelle Getty (Sophia) starring in 'The Golden Palace,' though it only ran for one season.

His last works included participations in the 'Saturday night Live', which earned him one of his Emmy, as well as films such as' The Proposal' (2009) or 'The Lorax' (2012) and series such as' Hot in Cleveland '(2010-2015).

She received six Emmy Awards in the Best Supporting and Leading Actress categories over the years, and earned his star on the Hollywood walk of fame in 1988.

A great advocate for animals, she hated reality shows and was "hooked on crosswords and puzzles," Michael LaRue, a cafeteria owner, told EFE about the series in upper Manhattan and that he was in contact with White before he died.

When asked why well past the nineties she was still working, the actress said that I needed the 'cash' (effective, in English), although LaRue stressed how "important it was to feel the warmth of the public for her."

"The best moment of my life"

"I am living the best time of my life. I'm still working and I'm ninety years old. I'm lucky it's a privilege"he said in an interview in 2015.

"I believe that age is an attitude of mind. So many people begin to weigh their age from their youth and that is a waste of time and life. Oh no, I'm already 30, oh, 40, oh, 50. Just make the most of it, "he added.

Something that White led by example to the end.


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