Terrible news to end 2021.
According to TMZ, actress Betty White, best known for her role as Rose Nylund in the 1980’s sitcom The Golden Girls has passed away at 99-years-old.
She was to turn 100 on January 17. People recently did a profile on her which was released on December 28, in which she shared that she was in good health.
“I’m so lucky to be in such good health and feel so good at this age,” she said in the piece. “It’s amazing.”
While her role as Nylund gave her the most notoriety, she has starred or co-starred in many different roles throughout her 80-year career which has earned her 5 Primetime Emmys, 2 SAG awards, 1 Daytime Emmy, 1 Grammy, a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame in 1995, was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 1985, and much much more.
White also holds the Guinness World Record as the record-holder for Longest TV Career for an Entertainer.
She also starred as Sue Ann Nivens from 1973 to 1977 on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and Elka Ostrovsky in the TV Land sitcom Hot in Cleveland as recently as 2015. Other credits include roles in Date with the Angels, The Betty White Show, The Love Boat, Mama’s Family, That ’70s Show, Boston Legal, The Bold and the Beautiful, and much more. In 2010, she became the oldest person to ever host Saturday Night Live.
The actress is a trailblazer in many ways after getting started in radio when she was 8-years-old in 1930. She was dubbed the “the first lady of game shows,” for her appearance on game shows, and began her television career in 1939.
Over the past year, Betty White would often become a trending topic on Twitter as her fans repeadly discussed her accomplishments, and what she meant to them as an actress, and person throughout her life.
Our prayers go out to her family.