Betty White Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Betty White Quick Info
Height5 ft 4 in
Weight58 kg
Date of BirthJanuary 17, 1922
Zodiac SignCapricorn
SpouseNone

Betty White is an American actress and comedian. She is best known for being the actress with the longest television career of more than 80 years and being recognized as one of the first women to have controlled both on and off camera and also being the first woman to produce a sitcom Life with Elizabeth due to which she received the honorary title Mayor of Hollywood in 1955.

Born Name

Betty Marion White

Nick Name

Queen of T.V.

Betty White as seen in May 2010
Betty White as seen in May 2010 (David Shankbone / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Sun Sign

Capricorn

Born Place

Oak Park, Illinois, United States

Residence

Los Angeles, California, United States

Nationality

American

Education

Betty White went to Mann School Beverly Hills and Beverly Hills High School.

Occupation

Actress, Comedian

Family

  • Father – Horace Logan White (Lighting Company Executive)
  • Mother – Tess Curtis White (Homemaker)
  • Siblings – None

Manager

Betty is represented by Agency for the Performing Arts.

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 4 in or 162.5 cm

Weight

58 kg or 128 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Betty has dated –

  1. Dick Barker (1945) – Betty married her first husband, a U.S. Army Air Corps pilot Dick Barker in 1945. Their marriage was, however, was brief and they got divorced in the same year.
  2. Lane Allen (1947-1949) – She got married to Hollywood agent Lane Allen in 1947. Their marriage also was short-lived and the couple got divorced after 2 years in 1949.
  3. Allen Ludden (1963-1981) – In 1963, Betty married her 3rd husband, a television host and personality Allen Ludden. They first met on the set of his game show Password where Betty appeared as a celebrity guest in 1961. After marriage, she changed her name to Betty White Ludden legally. Allen passed away on June 9, 1981, in Los Angeles from stomach cancer. The couple did not have any children but she is a stepmother to 3 of his children from his first marriage.
Betty White as seen with her late husband Allen Ludden appearing in a play in Ogunquit, Maine in June 1968
Betty White as seen with her late husband Allen Ludden appearing in a play in Ogunquit, Maine in June 1968 (Ogunquit Playhouse / PhotoBucket.com / Public Domain)

Race / Ethnicity

White

She has English, some Welsh, Danish, and Greek ancestry.

Hair Color

Gray

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Short Hairs
  • Thin Eyebrows
  • Broad Nose

Brand Endorsements

She has done advertisement work for brands like –

  • Arby’s
  • US Healthcare
  • Alltel Wireless Service
  • 1-800-PET MEDS
  • Colgate
  • Richard Hudnut’s Fashion Quick Home Permanent
  • Snickers Candy Bar
  • Spray’n’Wash
  • Snickers
  • Fantastik Cleanser
  • Tide
Betty White as seen at the Emmy Awards in September 1989
Betty White as seen at the Emmy Awards in September 1989 (Alan Light / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Religion

Christianity

Best Known For

  • Being the actress with the longest television career of almost 80 years and being recognized as one of the first women to have controlled both on and off camera
  • Being the first woman to produce a sitcom Life with Elizabeth due to which she received the honorary title Mayor of Hollywood in 1955

First Film

Betty made her theatrical film debut in American political drama film Advise & Consent as Senator Bessie Adams in 1962.

First TV Show

Betty made her first TV show appearance in an unknown TV show that appeared on an experimental Los Angeles Channel in 1939.

Betty White Favorite Things

  • Food – Hot Dogs, Red Vines, Potato Chips, French Fries

SourceIMDb

Betty White as seen at the Emmy Awards in August 1988
Betty White as seen at the Emmy Awards in August 1988 (Alan Light / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Betty White Facts

  1. As a child, Betty used to go to The Sierra Nevada for family vacations that gave rise to her interest in the wildlife.
  2. Growing up, she aspired to become a forest ranger but at the time women were not allowed to become rangers and so this remained a far fetched dream for her.
  3. After giving up on her dream of becoming a ranger, she inclined towards writing and wrote and played the lead in a graduation play in school, she discovered her fascination towards acting and decided to take acting as a career.
  4. Her television career began in 1939, just 3 months after graduating from high school when she got a chance to sing songs along with her classmates from The Merry Widow on an experimental Los Angeles TV channel.
  5. She later got professional acting and modeling job at the Bliss Hayden Little Theatre.
  6. In 1939, World War II broke out, due to which Betty decided to put her career on hold and volunteer for the American Women’s Voluntary Services she would help in the transportation of military supplies through California. She also took part in events and activities held before the troops were sent overseas.
  7. When the war ended in 1945, she began looking for the auditions once again but was always denied as all the studios claimed that she was unphotogenic. Fed up from this, she began looking for radio jobs where photos were not required.
  8. The initial jobs she got were reading commercials and playing bit parts. She also sometimes did crowd noises and earned $5 per show.
  9. For quite some time, she worked desperately and even did bits for free. Some of the shows she appeared on included BlondieThe Great Gildersleeve, and This is Your FBI. It was after this struggle that she finally got a show of her own. She then got her own radio show, called The Betty White Show.
  10. In 1949, Betty was cast as a co-host with Al Jarvis on his daily live television variety show called Hollywood on Television, that ran on KFWB radio and KLAC-TV in Los Angeles which she later began hosting on her own when Al Jarvis left in 1951.
  11. Betty got her first Emmy Award nomination for “Best Actress” on television where, competing in the same category were legendary stars Judith Anderson, Helen Hayes, and Imogene Coca and this also marked the beginning of this new category designated for women on television in the history of Emmy.
  12. Apart from her acting work, she is also a pet lover and an animal health advocate who works with animal organizations, such as Los Angeles Zoo Commission, the Morris Animal Foundation, African Wildlife Foundation, and Actors & Others for Animals.
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Featured Image by David Shankbone / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

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