Betty White is so synonymous with her wholesome, grandmotherly presence the last three decades that it's easy to forget in her early career she was a keen-eyed, liberated, volunteer servicewoman that kicked down the door of opportunity. 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. This and more fun facts about The First Lady of Television below:

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