Millions of fans of the cult series “Golden Girls” adored her as a rose, now the US icon Betty White died shortly before her 100th birthday.
Actress and comedian Betty White has died at the age of 99. This is reported by the celebrity portal TMZ. In the role of Rose Nylund in the cult series “Golden Girls”, she became known to a wide audience in Germany.
As the portal further reports, White died in her home on Friday. She would have been 100 years old on January 17th.
Betty White was born in Oak Park, Illinois on January 17, 1922, and enjoyed a long television career. As early as 1939, White was selected for a test screening of “The Merry Widow”. It was then that she decided to pursue a career in front of the camera.
In 1949 White was seen together with radio disc jockey Al Jarvis († 60) in the show “Hollywood on Television”. The conversations between her and Jarvis were quickly so popular with the audience that they soon developed into the main part of the show, in which stars like Nat King Cole († 45) or Buster Keaton († 70) appeared.
White’s early success led to her own comedy show, “Life with Elisabeth”, which she produced herself. She became one of the first Hollywood personalities to design a show both as an actress and as a producer.
In the 1960s, she appeared in various game and talk shows, before White co-designed one of the most successful series of the time with the “Mary Tyler Moore Show” in the 1970s.
Betty White was Rose in the cult series “Golden Girls”.
White celebrated great success in the 1980s when she took on the role of Rose Nylund in the cult series “Golden Girls”. As a naive widow from the country, she played herself in the hearts of the audience and was rewarded with an Emmy, among other things, for her acting performance. White enjoyed her success for seven years. In 1992 the series, which delighted an audience of millions, was finally discontinued.
Despite her advanced age, White was a welcome guest in front of the television cameras in the years that followed. In 2017 she was accepted into the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), which awards the Oscars every year. Now it’s time to say goodbye to the great actress and comedian.