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Untold Story of Actress Betty White’s Cause of Death at 99

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It’s with profound sadness and a heavy heart we inform you Betty White has passed away at 99. To read all the details surrounding Betty White’s cause of death, stay up with us.

The trailblazing TV star and cultural icon reportedly passed away on Friday, December 31, 2021, as fans pay tribute to the American icon.

Betty White was known as an actress and comedian who was a pioneer of early television. Her Hollywood career spanned over more than nine decades.

She is also well known for her notable roles as Sue Ann Nivens on the CBS sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Rose Nylund on the NBC sitcom The Golden Girls, and Elka Ostrovsky on the TV Land sitcom Hot in Cleveland.

Untold Story of Actress Betty White's Cause of Death at 99

She was eight years old when she made her first radio programming debut in 1930. Several years later, in young adulthood, Betty began working as a radio personality in LA under the guidance of disc jockey Al Jarvis.

After making the transition to television, She became a staple panelist of American game shows, including Tattletales, To Tell the Truth, Password, Match Game, The Hollywood Squares, and The $25,000 Pyramid.

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What Happened to Betty White at 99?

There was no immediate word on Betty White’s cause of death. US day News is working to provide more information and collect the latest updates surrounding Betty White’s death, so stay up with us.

The legendary Golden Girls actress was one of the first women to receive the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host for the show Just Men! in 1983.

She is also known for her great appearances on The Bold and the Beautiful, Saturday Night Live, Boston Legal, and The Carol Burnett Show.

Untold Story of Actress Betty White's Cause of Death at 99
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Betty has worked longer in that medium than anyone else in the television industry and earned a Guinness World Record in 2018. She has received eight Emmy Awards in various categories, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, three American Comedy Awards, and a Grammy Award.

The lovely star had a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She will be remembered for her scene-stealing roles on the “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” in the 1970s and on “The Golden Girls” in the 80s.

“If an actor can get one great character in their career, that’s something,” Robert Thompson, Syracuse University TV professor, said.

“Those two shows are her great legacy … because people will continue to watch that stuff. They’ve really got classic status,” he added.

Betty took a short break from the small screen during World War II and worked in the American Women’s Voluntary Services. She briefly married a fighter pilot named Dick Barker.

Her first big role was as a co-host on the daytime talk show “Hollywood on Television.” In 1952, Betty co-created and appeared in a Saturday-night sitcom called “Life with Elizabeth.”

Betty continued her pioneering role both in front and behind the camera with the NBC talk show “The Betty White Show” in 1954.

Some stations threatened to pull the show off the air over the inclusion of dancer Arthur Duncan in the cast, but Betty famously told them to “live with it.”

“She was probably one of the nicest, grandest, greatest people I’ve had the chance to meet in my life. Whenever she walked into a room, it lit up,” Duncan said in 2018.

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Betty White’s Personal Life, Marrriage, Net Worth

On June 14, 1963, the talented star married television host and personality Allen Ludden, and her legal name was changed to Betty White Ludden. They met on his game show Password as a celebrity guest in 1961.

Allen proposed to White at least twice before she accepted. They appeared together in an episode of The Odd Couple featuring Felix’s and Oscar’s appearance on Password.

He appeared as a guest panelist on Match Game, withBetty sitting in the audience, and they also appeared together on the Match Game panel in 1974, 1975, and 1980.

Untold Story of Actress Betty White's Cause of Death at 99
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Allen Ludden passed away from stomach cancer on June 9, 1981, in LA. While they had no children together, White was a stepmother to three of his children from his first marriage to Margaret McGloin Ludden. She also died of cancer in 1961.

In an interview with Larry King, when asked whether she would remarry, the actress replied by saying, “Once you’ve had the best, who needs the rest?”

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Reactions to Betty White’s Death

After the sad news of Betty White’s death was revealed, her friends and social media users flooded social media with tribute messages. Many fans also took to Twitter to pay Pigonant tributes to the legendary actress.

Roxane Gay wrote on Twitter: “RIP to Betty White who was charming, delightful, hilarious, talented and unproblematic for 99.9 years.”

Caleb Hearon tweeted: “One of my favorite Betty White stories is that when she got her own tv show in the 50’s, white southerners threatened to boycott if she didn’t get rid of a black dancer named Arthur Duncan. she said, “He stays. Live with it.” and gave him even more airtime. RIP to an icon.”

George Takei said: “Our national treasure, Betty White, has passed just before her 100th birthday. Our Sue Ann Nivens, our beloved Rose Nylund, has joined the heavens to delight the stars with her inimitable style, humor, and charm. A great loss to us all. We shall miss her dearly.”

Untold Story of Actress Betty White's Cause of Death at 99
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U. S. Army official Twitter account wrote: “We are saddened by the passing of Betty White. Not only was she an amazing actress, but she also served during WWII as a member of the American Women’s Voluntary Services. A true legend on and off the screen.”

“Betty White was an icon, a legend, and consistently found a way to be the moment over her nearly 70-year career. A trailblazer. An original. And a truly kind soul. May she be forever surrounded by four-legged animals in heaven,” Jarett Wieselman wrote.

“A spirit of goodness and hope. Betty White was much beloved because of who she was and how she embraced a life well-lived. Her smile. Her sense of humor. Her basic decency. Our world would be better if more followed her example. It is diminished with her passing,” Dan Rather tweeted.

Don Lemon said: “RIP #BettyWhite. You will be dearly missed. Such an honor to have been able to sit down and speak with you….They don’t make ’em like that anymore.”

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2 Comments

  1. Craig Michael Vandertie December 31, 2021

    What can 1 say to express the sadness felt over the passing of such a gracious and classy person, not only the way she touched our minds and souls through her humor but also through her humanitarian causes.

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  2. US day News January 1, 2022

    It’s so hard to believe Betty White passed away. As you mentioned she was a legend and one of the coolest celebrities of all time. May she rest in peace.

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