14 Facts About Betty White, America’s Grandma

14 Facts About Betty White, America’s Grandma

For 99 years, Betty White rocked this world and we all loved her for it. Generations of fans loved seeing Betty as one of the Golden Girls but there's a lot more to her than being Rose Nylund. Betty White is so synonymous with her wholesome, grandmotherly presence in the last three decades that it's easy to forget that in her early career she was a keen-eyed, liberated, volunteer servicewoman that kicked down the door of opportunity. Aside from being a badass, she pioneered as one of the first women producers in Hollywood. Plus, you know, not many people have their own hot dog named after them like her.

The near-centenarian had such a long and successful career even before Golden Girls, her previous body of work had to be considered when she was given the role of Rose. Find out more about The First Lady of Television in this list below:

She was one of the first women producers in Hollywood. Betty became one of the first women producers in the early 1950's when she launched her series, Life With Elizabeth. Based on a sketch she had done on local television, Betty had full creative control over the project, which she co-created, produced, and starred in. CRACKED.COM

Source: PBS

She's got a hot dog named after her. 'BETTY WHIT The Betty White Naked Dog is served by the famous Pink's Hot Dogs in Hollywood, where Betty would frequent. The dog, like the name suggests, is just how Betty likes it: a plain weiner on a bun, no condiments. CRACKED.COM

Source: NBC

She's a supporter of gay rights. Betty has gone on record saying that, on the subject of gay marriage, I don't know how people can get SO anti-something. She goes on to say, Mind your own business, take care of your affairs, and don't worry about other people SO much. CRACKED.COM

Source: Parade

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