Betty White: A look back at the storied life of the actress, comedienne (PHOTOS)
Betty White died Friday at the age of 99, just weeks before her 100th birthday.
Actress Betty White in 1965. (AP Photo)Photo by: Anonymous/ASSOCIATED PRESS Actress Betty White with Ted Knight at the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, Sept. 13, 1981. (AP Photo/Randy Rasmussen)Photo by: Randy Rasmussen/ASSOCIATED PRESS Photo by: AP Betty White and Ed Asner hold Emmys they won in Los Angeles in May 1975. (AP Photo)Photo by: Anonymous/AP IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR L.A. LOVE & LEASHES - Actress Betty White attends an event celebrating over 400 "shop adoptions" at L.A. Love & Leashes in Los Angeles on Monday Dec. 3, 2012. The charity is challenging Angelenos to get as many pets as possible homes for the holidays. (Photo by John Shearer/ Invision for L.A. Love & Leashes/AP Images)Photo by: John Shearer/Invision for L.A. Love & Leashes Actress Betty White makes remarks after being named an Honorary Forest Ranger by the US Forest Service, at the Kennedy Center in Washington Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010. White has stated in numerous interviews that her first ambition as a young girl was "to become a forest ranger, but they didn't allow women to do that back then". (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)Photo by: Cliff Owen/ASSOCIATED PRESS Betty White, at left, attends her wax figure unveiling at Madame Tussauds on Monday, June 4, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Katy Winn/Invision/AP)Photo by: Katy Winn/Katy Winn/Invision/AP PASADENA, CA - SEPTEMBER 21, 1986: (L-R) Actress Betty White and actor Michael J. Fox pose at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 38th Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on September 21, 1986 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by TVA/PictureGroup/Invision for the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences/AP Images)Photo by: TVA/PictureGroup/TVA/PictureGroup/Invision/AP From left, Betty White and Lois Pope pose during 2012 American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, in Los Angeles, Calif. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Invision/AP)Photo by: Ryan Miller/Ryan Miller/Invision/AP Betty White and Cloris Leachman onstage at the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the JW Marriott on Saturday, April 20, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP)Photo by: Todd Williamson/Todd Williamson/Invision/AP IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR L.A. LOVE & LEASHES - Actress Betty White attends an event celebrating over 400 "shop adoptions" at L.A. Love & Leashes in Los Angeles on Monday Dec. 3, 2012. The charity is challenging Angelenos to get as many pets as possible homes for the holidays. (Photo by John Shearer/ Invision for L.A. Love & Leashes/AP Images)Photo by: John Shearer/Invision for L.A. Love & Leashes FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2015 file photo, Betty White attends the SNL 40th Anniversary Special in New York. White, a passionate animal activist, has harsh words for the Minnesota dentist that killed a protected lion known as Cecil while on a hunting trip in Zimbabwe this month. You dont want to hear some of the things I want to do to that man, said the 93-year-old actress in an interview Thursday, July 30. White was promoting a new block of programming on Discovery Family Channel called Pawgust, throughout the month of August, with shows, specials and movies about animals. She will serve as the host of Pawgust, and be featured in promos. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)Photo by: Evan Agostini/Evan Agostini/Invision/AP FILE - In this April 26, 2015, file photo, Betty White accepts the lifetime achievement award at the 42nd annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Warner Bros. Studios on Sunday, April 26, 2015, in Burbank, Calif. White turned 95 on Jan. 17, 2017. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)Photo by: Chris Pizzello/Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP FILE - This Dec. 25, 1985 file photo shows the stars of the television series "The Golden Girls" , from left, Estelle Getty, Rue McClanahan, Bea Arthur and Betty White during a break in taping in Hollywood, Calif. The sitcom, which followed four women of a certain age living together in Miami, aired on NBC from 1985 to 1992. Nearly 35 years later, it continues to gain new fans and has inspired a wave of merchandising. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)Photo by: Nick Ut/AP FILE - Actress Betty White poses for a portrait in Los Angeles on June 9, 2010. White will turn 99 on Sunday, Jan. 17. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)Photo by: Matt Sayles/AP FILE - Former cast members of the Mary Tyler Moore Show, sans Mary Tyler Moore, are reunited for the Museum of Television and Radio's 9th annual Television Festival in Los Angeles on March 21, 1992. From left are Gavin MacLeod, Valerie Harper, Cloris Leachman, Betty White and Ed Asner. Leachman, a character actor whose depth of talent brought her an Oscar for the "The Last Picture Show" and Emmys for her comedic work in "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and other TV series, has died. She was 94. (AP Photo/Craig Fujii, File)Photo by: Craig Fujii/AP Actresses Rue McClanahan, left, Betty White, center, and Estelle Getty, right, share a moment after winning Favorite New Television Comedy Program at The People's Choice Awards in Santa Monica, Calif., March 11, 1986. Co-star Bea Arthur was not present. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)Photo by: Reed Saxon/AP ** ADVANCE FOR USE THURSDAY, DEC. 23, 2010 AND THEREAFTER ** FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010 file picture, Betty White, a cast member in "You Again," poses with fans holding masks of her at the premiere of the film in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)Photo by: Chris Pizzello/ASSOCIATED PRESS Photo by: AP From left, Wendie Malick, Jane Leeves, Valerie Bertinelli, and Betty White accept the award for favorite cable TV comedy for "Hot in Cleveland" during the People's Choice Awards on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)Photo by: Chris Pizzello/AP Betty White attends LA Times Festival of Books, Sun, April. 22, 2012, at the USC Campus in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996, attracting more than 140,000 book enthusiasts each year.(AP Photo/Katy Winn)Photo by: Katy Winn/AP Actress Betty White, left, and ABC News' Katie Couric pose at a Godiva-sponsored Friars Club Roast honoring White, Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at the Sheraton Hotel in New York. (AP Photo/Starpix, Marion Curtis)Photo by: Marion Curtis/AP IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR L.A. LOVE & LEASHES - Actress Betty White attends an event celebrating over 400 "shop adoptions" at L.A. Love & Leashes in Los Angeles on Monday Dec. 3, 2012. The charity is challenging Angelenos to get as many pets as possible homes for the holidays. (Photo by John Shearer/ Invision for L.A. Love & Leashes/AP Images)Photo by: John Shearer/Invision for L.A. Love & Leashes Comedienne Betty White places her hand on the star that was presented posthumously to her husband, Allen Ludden, during ceremonies inducting him into the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, Los Angeles, Thursday, March 31, 1988. Ludden was honored with the 1,868th star of the famed walkway ? between those of White and Tyrone Power. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)Photo by: Nick Ut/ASSOCIATED PRESS Betty White, at left, attends her wax figure unveiling at Madame Tussauds on Monday, June 4, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Katy Winn/Invision/AP)Photo by: Katy Winn/Katy Winn/Invision/AP Betty White mockingly checks her makeup in her award as presenter Michelle Lee looks on backstage at the 11th Annual Television Academy Hall of Fame ceremonies on Sunday, Oct. 15, 1995 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Photo by: Mark J. Terrill/ASSOCIATED PRESS Photo by: AP From left, actresses Betty White, Rue McClanahan and Beatrice Arthur accept the pop culture award on stage at the TV Land Awards on Sunday June 8, 2008 in Santa Monica, Calif. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)Photo by: Kevork Djansezian/ASSOCIATED PRESS