Betty White passes away at 99 years old

On Dec. 31 2021, Betty White, a beloved actress among many, passed away at the age of 99. White was best known for her comedic work on numerous television shows and movies. White was 63 when the “Golden Girls,” a seven season sitcom, premiered.

White grew up in the Los Angeles area which allowed her multiple opportunities for her aspirations to grow and succeed. She launched her first ever radio show in 1949. While doing radio work, her job included reading commercials and sometimes even making crowd noises. For each show, she would make about five dollars. While doing so, she was creating a pathway to the next big step in her career by becoming the host of “Girl Friday.” Her job working as a radio show host came to an end in 1952 when she decided to become the cofounder of Brandy Productions, an independent documentary and television company. 

For the first part of her career in show business she worked on sets such as “Blondie,” “The Great Gildersleeve,” and “This Is Your FBI”. Throughout her lifetime, White won 17 awards including an Emmy award for outstanding lead actress in “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”. She also managed to find love while achieving these goals. Although she never had children, White was married three times.

Jeff Witjas, her agent and friend of many years, said on a CNN interview that “Betty lived a great life and she lived a life that she chose. She was happy.” Witjas went on to say, “Every time I told her, ‘Betty, you’re loved,’ she would look at me with a wry smile and say, ‘Really?’ I hope she knew. I think she did. It was something beyond love.”

The funeral date of Betty White has not yet been released to the public.