Legend Betty White Dies at 99


JAN 11, 2022

Betty White (Far Right) with the rest of The Golden Girls cast. Photo credit: Flickr

SAN JOSE, CALIF. — On Dec. 31, 2021, actress and comedian Betty White died at her home in Brentwood, California.

White was a well known actress who starred in comedy sitcoms such as The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Golden Girls. As a pioneer of early television, she was known as one of the first women to work both in front of the camera and behind the camera. 

She was able to win a total of 27 awards, varying from different categories and award shows. Her work was shown in multiple films as well, a few of them being the beloved Studio Ghibli film Ponyo, as well as Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax. 

Even though White was big in the film industry, her passion was animal welfare, according to People Magazine. Her fan club, known as Bet’s Pet’s, went to multiple animal rescue charities, receiving recognition for her work with animals. In an interview with TV Guide, she once said “I have to stay in show business to pay for my animal work!”, proving that her priorities were set once she decided to begin her career. 

After speaking with an anonymous student from Silver Creek, they had a few words to say about White, as well as her impact on the entertainment industry. 

“Betty white has been featured in many iconic films and it’s truly sad to see her go. As someone who didn’t really know about a lot of her work, after learning about her death I realized she was in some films I’ve watched, which really took me aback. The entertainment industry will forever be changed without Betty White.”

As White was approaching her 100 birthday, which is on Jan. 17, People Magazine had prepared a cover in honor of White’s 100 birthday, but it was almost immediately considered a backfire, as people began to receive the Magazine the morning of her passing. 

According to People, “On Dec. 23, editors closed the issue. It hit newsstands on Wednesday and began arriving in subscriber mailboxes on Friday. Next to a glossy photograph of Ms. White, her eyes twinkling, the People trumpets sounded: “Betty White Turns 100!”, Ms. White died on Friday morning. She was 99.”

As White’s legacy continues to live on, her humor and good spirits will never leave this world, as they were with her until the very end.

A photo of White at the Times 100 most influential people in the world Gala in 2010 Photo Credit: Flickr

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