The world is in shock today to hear the news that Betty White (age 99) has died today on New Year’s Eve 2021. Only days before her Birthday on January 17th, which would made her 100! This news comes days later after another legend and huge pop culture icon John Madden had passed. What a way to end the year.
Betty White made a career as an actress spanning over nine decades! Starting off as a radio actress and personality, then being known as the First Lady of Gameshows, and mostly known for her own show The Betty White Show and her hilarious and loving role as Rose on Golden Girls in later years. Betty White even served as a member of the American Women’s Voluntary Services during World War II.
Yes, this had been fact checked and widely publicized. This is real, and not a fake story about her death. The timing seems ironic, but it is true. Betty White has passed… 🙁
Betty White was a trail blazing legend in television in the 50s to 2000s, with over 100 acting credits. She had starred in a ’50s sitcom Life with Elizabeth, and then had her own variety show called The Betty White Show. Over the next couple of decades she had other versions of television shows called “The Betty White Show” and many special appearances on game shows, late night television shows such as The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, and The Mary Tyler Moore Show, among many others. Betty White then starred along side Bea Arthur, Estelle Getty, and Rue McClanahan, on the Golden Girls from 1985 to 1992. A greatly popular and successful show still loved and watch this day.
In this century Betty White is loved by younger generations for here kind grandma like demeaner, and her quick wit and humor despite her age.
There couldn’t of been a more impactful death at the end of the year. Her death comes at a time of uncertainty in the world. Is this a horrible way to end a year or two of hard times and sad news, foreshadowing better times ahead? Or is this a sign of what’s to come in 2022? We shall see. Either way, Betty White will surely be mourned and missed by many.