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Betty White

Lowest Rated:   12% Holy Man (1998)
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Birthplace:   Oak Park, Illinois, USA
Actress Betty White got her start in local Los Angeles television as the "telephone girl" for video emcee Al Jarvis. By early 1950 she was one of the stars of the daily, five-hour series Hollywood on Television. One of the highlights of this program was a husband and wife sketch titled "Life With Elizabeth," which when committed to film and syndicated nationally in 1953 became White's first starring TV sitcom. She went on to headline her own network variety series in 1954, then co-starred with Bill Williams in the weekly TV domestic comedy Date With the Angels (1957), which without Williams was retitled The Betty White Show in early 1958. For the next 15 years she made guest appearances on various variety and quiz show efforts, and toured the straw-hat theatrical circuit in such plays as Critics Choice and Who Was That Lady, often appearing opposite her husband, TV personality Allen Ludden. Two years after hosting the 1971 syndicated informational series The Pet Set, she guest-starred as libidinous "Happy Homemaker" Sue Ann Nivens on the fourth season opener of The Mary Tyler Moore Show. This Emmy-winning episode led to White being cast as an MTM regular; she remained with the series until its final episode in 1977. She then starred on her own short-lived sitcom (again titled The Betty White Show) before returning to the guest-star circuit. In 1985, she joined the cast of TV's The Golden Girls as middle-aged grief counselor Rose Nyland. This top-rated program lasted seven seasons before metamorphosing into the rather less successful Golden Palace (1992). White was a regular on the 1995 series Maybe This Time, and in 1997 she won an Emmy for her one-shot appearance on The John Laroquette Show. She was in the films Hard Rain and The Story of Us, as well as Lake Placid. In 2003 she was cast in Bringing Down the House, and in 2008 provided a voice for the American version of Ponyo. White developed a new generation in fans when she became the subject of a successful online campaign to get her to host Saturday Night Live - which she did in 2010, along with winning the SAG award for Life time Achievement. The year before, she had a part in the hit Sandra Bullock vehicle The Proposal. She also became the star of year another successful TV show when she was cast in the female-centric sitcom Hot in Cleveland. She lent her voice to the 2012 adaptation of The Lorax.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
100% If You're Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast
  • Actor
2017
No Score Yet Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy
  • Actor
2013
54% Dr Seuss' The Lorax
  • Grammy Norma
$214M 2012
No Score Yet The Lost Valentine
  • Caroline THomas
2011
No Score Yet Betty White: Champion for Animals
  • Actor
2011
17% You Again
  • Grandma Bunny
$25.7M 2010
92% Ponyo
  • Yoshie
$15.2M 2009
44% The Proposal
  • Grandma Annie
$164M 2009
18% Love N' Dancing
  • Irene
2008
No Score Yet Pioneers of Television
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Annie's Point
  • Annie Eason
2005
No Score Yet The Third Wish
  • Lettie
2005
No Score Yet Stealing Christmas
  • Emily Sutton
2003
No Score Yet Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt
  • Woman in Window during Batclimb sequence
2003
34% Bringing Down the House
  • Mrs. Kline
2003
No Score Yet The Retrievers
  • Mrs. Krisper
2001
No Score Yet Whispers: An Elephant's Tale
  • Round
2000
No Score Yet Tom Sawyer
  • Aunt Polly
2000
28% The Story of Us
  • Lillian
1999
40% Lake Placid
  • Delores
1999
12% Holy Man
  • Herself
1998
No Score Yet The Story of Santa Claus
  • Mrs. Claus
1998
No Score Yet Dennis the Menace Strikes Again
  • Mrs. Wilson
1997
29% Hard Rain
  • Doreen
1997
No Score Yet A Weekend in the Country
  • Martha
1996
No Score Yet Rockin' Road Trip
  • Maid in Motel
1985
No Score Yet Joan Rivers and Friends Salute Heidi Abromowitz
  • Actor
1985
No Score Yet Eunice
  • Actor
1982
No Score Yet Paul Lynde Halloween Special
  • Actor
1976
82% Advise and Consent
  • Sen. Bessie Adams
1962

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