Betty White passes away on Friday at her home in Los Angeles. She was 99 years old.
Her death, less than three weeks before her 100th birthday, was confirmed by Jeff Witjas, her longtime friend and agent.
Ms. White won five Primetime Emmys and one competitive Daytime Emmy — as well as a lifetime achievement Daytime Emmy in 2015 and a Los Angeles regional Emmy in 1952 — in a television career that spanned seven decades and that the 2014 edition of “Guinness World Records” certified as the longest ever for a female entertainer.
Ms. White is best known for her roles аs Rose Nylаnd in The Golden Girls аnd Sue Ann Nivens on The Mаry Tyler Moore Show, despite hаving а cаreer spаnning over seven decаdes. However, TV Lаnd’s Hot In Clevelаnd wаs her most recent regulаr role. Betty аppeаred on NBC’s Crowded аnd Fox’s Bones, аmong other shows. In 2010, she even hosted а speciаl episode of Sаturdаy Night Live. Betty dedicаted the mаjority of her time to аnimаl heаlth аdvocаcy outside of her professionаl work. Her close ties to the Los Angeles Zoo hаve eаrned her notoriety.
Betty White served during WWII as a member of the American Women's Voluntary Services (AWVS).Betty White was working in theater, on radio, and as a model. But with WWII, she shelved her ambitions and joined the American Women's Voluntary Services. Her days were devoted to delivering supplies via PX truck throughout the Hollywood Hills, but her nights were spent supporting the service by helping stage grand send-offs for soldiers set to ship out. Of that era, she told Cleveland Magazine, "It was a strange time and out of balance with everything."
The American Women's Voluntary Services (AWVS) was the largest American women's service organization in the United States during World War II (WWII). AWVS provided women volunteers who provided support services to help the nation during the war such as message delivery, ambulance driving, selling war bonds, emergency kitchens, cycle corps drivers, dog-sled teamsters, aircraft spotters, navigation, aerial photography, fighting fires, truck driving, and canteen workers.