Golden Girls Star Betty White Dies at 99


Rylee Farrar, Staff Writer

Betty White, most widely recognized for her role as Rose Nylund in Golden Girls, was reported dead on December 31, 2o21.

The comedic actress, who first debuted on television in 1949, was one of the most influential women in the world of entertainment. She was awarded five Emmy awards and one Grammy award throughout her career, which, unlike most actors in Hollywood, had peaked later in her life. In fact, her latest appearance on television was in 2019, where she appeared in the film Trouble.

White’s career, which spanned over seven decades, enabled her achievement of having the longest-running television career for any actress. Despite her age, she managed to connect with multiple generations of viewers as a TV icon. Her popularity even resulted in her own NBC special in 2012, in which she celebrated her 90th birthday.

Devastatingly, White passed away just two weeks prior to what would have been her 100th birthday. Nevertheless, her dedicated 100 Years Young – A Birthday Celebration movie is still set to release on January 17 in order to celebrate her long life and influence.

Although her burial has not been announced yet, it is likely that she will return to the side of her husband Allen Ludden in Wisconsin. Ludden and White were married for nearly 18 years, and the actress did not remarry following his death.

Despite passing away at 99 years old, Betty White’s death was still one that came too soon. In order to honor the iconic actress, many fans have begun donating to and volunteering at animal rescue shelters as she had an extreme passion for animals. It is evident that her legacy will be remembered for years to come, and she will not be forgotten following her death.