Fri. Jan 21st, 2022

Betty White has passed away aged 99. The showbiz world has been stunned this New Year’s Eve with the sad news of Betty’s death as everyone simply adored her. 

The comedy actor most of us will know from playing Rose Nyland in the hit comedy The Golden Girls would have turned 100 years old on January 17, 2022, but sadly she didn’t quite make it to her century. Betty was a pioneer of early television and has a career spanning nine decades and you can currently enjoy all episodes of The Golden Girls on Disney Plus and see her in her most famous role. 

Here, to pay tribute, we’ve taken a look back at Betty White’s career and life with some things you might not already know about the incredibly talented star…

Betty with 'The Golden Girls'.

Betty White with ‘The Golden Girls’. (Image credit: Alamy)

1. Her name was ‘Betty’ White, not ‘Elizabeth’ White

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