Introducing a wonderful list: top 25 facts about Betty White you probably didn’t know. There are many hated celebrities in Hollywood, but White is not one of them. She is the personification of a living legend. With more than eight decades of a stellar career in the show business, the talented actress is truly one-of-a-kind.
That’s not the reason people love her though. The ever-glamorous, funny, and spirited Betty White has become the inspiration for millions of fans. Even though she is not on the list of the most influential people in the world, she is one of the most beloved actresses in the US. One reason Betty’s so popular (at 97), is her anti-stereotypic portrayal of the “little old lady.” She’s vocal, she’s opinionated and she gives great advice to the people who need it.
As Betty suggests, take yourself lightly and seek humor in your everyday life. Without a doubt, White is well on her way to being one of the most beloved public figures and contemporary philosophers in history. Her words of wisdom are usually sandwiched between lots of humor and laughter which fans have grown to love. So, without further ado, here are 25 Amazing Facts About Betty White that you probably didn’t know!
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However, before becoming a truck driver and a “phone girl,” she had technically started her career in radio back in 1930 at the age of 8. She was playing an adopted orphan on the soap opera “Empire Builders”.
One of the first female producers in Hollywood
In the early 1950s, she launched her first television series, Life with Elizabeth. She also wrote and produced the show together with George Tibbles. “I was one of the first women producers in Hollywood,” she would later recall during an interview. Keep in mind that she was still living with her parents back then.
Betty the Mayor
Being the first woman to produce a sitcom helped her to become the honorary mayor of Hollywood in 1955. She was only 33 at the time.
She's a dedicated Democrat
She is a very well-known Democrat and vocal about it. During the years she has endorsed Franklin D. Roosevelt, Adlai Stevenson, John F. Kennedy, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama most recently.
When she met Obama
Despite being passionate about politics, her big love revolves around animals and puppies. When she met President Barack Obama at the White House in 2012, she spent most of the time with the presidential dog, Bo, on her lap.