Hollywood legend Betty White has died at the age of 99 years old.
White was getting ready up to celebrate her 100th birthday on Jan. 17.
“I’m so lucky to be in such good health and feel so good at this age,” she told People Magazine. “It’s amazing.”
“Even though Betty was about to be 100, I thought she would live forever,” her agent Jeff Witjas said in a statement on Friday.
“I will miss her terribly and so will the animal world that she loved so much.
“I don’t think Betty ever feared passing because she always wanted to be with her most beloved husband Allen Ludden.
“She believed she would be with him again.”
According to TMZ:
Betty got her start in radio in the ’40s, making appearances on “Blondie,” “The Great Gildersleeve,” and “This is Your FBI.”
She eventually got her own radio program. In 1949, she began working on a TV variety show with Al Jarvis called “Hollywood on Television” — which she later co-hosted — before breaking out into more TV roles.
Betty White, The Golden Girls and Hot in Cleveland Star, Dead at 99 https://t.co/zIOzrr1LGQ
— People (@people) December 31, 2021
Her breakout comedic role came in 1973 when she played Sue Ann Nivens on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” … which ran until 1977, and then she got her starring role in “The Betty White Show.”
With 115 acting credits to her name, Betty had roles in productions like:
“Life with Elizabeth,”
“Date with the Angels,”
“The Love Boat,”
“The Golden Palace,”
“That ’70s Show,”
“The Bold and the Beautiful,”
“Hot in Cleveland,”
Betty White has died at age 99. https://t.co/vbkrBwyj9U
— TMZ (@TMZ) December 31, 2021