The beloved actor died at age 99 years of age, and we're here to celebrate the lifetime of entertainment she provided us. Aside from being a great actor, these 12 stories reveal she was also a fascinating and/or generous human. 

Sliced bread was the best thing since Betty White

AT A GLANCE BETTY WHITE She predated sliced bread The first commercial bread-slicing machine was created in 1928, 5 years after Betty White's birth year. CRACKED.COM

Source: Snopes

She hosted live TV five and half hours a day, six days a week

AT A GLANCE BETTY WHITE Her first TV role was a live show, five and half hours long, six days a week. Her costar Al Jarvis, previously a radio announcer, hadn't been on TV before either. CRACKED.COM

Source: Betty White: First Lady of Television

She was an award-winning actress

AT A GLANCE BETTY WHITE She's been nominated for an Emmy in six different decades VOSS Pop Pap OS She has won 5 primetime Emmys, a daytime Emmy, and a Grammy for Best Spoken Word Recording. CRACKED.COM

Source: Emmys

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She used her power to fight racism

AT A GLANCE BETTY WHITE Betty White refused to remove a Black dancer on her show In 1954 on The Betty White Show, White was asked to remove Arthur Duncan because he was Black. She refused and, instead, gave him more air time. CRACKED.COM

Source: USA Today

She broke glass production ceilings

AT A GLANCE BETTY WHITE She was one of the first woman TV producers Life With Elizabeth fantusian In 1953, she starred in the sitcom Life with Elizabeth, which she also produced. CRACKED.COM

Source: Betty White: First Lady of Hollywood

The Password to her heart was persistence

AT A GLANCE BETTY WHITE She met the love of her life on Password. When game show host Allen Ludden proposed, she turned him down because she didn't want to move to New York. Не wore the engagement ring on a chain around his neck for a year before she accepted. They were married until his death in 1981. CRACKED.COM

Source: Betty White: First Lady of Hollywood

Betty White punched stigma in its ugly face

AT A GLANCE BETTY WHITE Rose tackled the AIDS crisis In one episode of Golden Girls, Betty White's character has a scare with HIV from a blood transfusion. Her character tackled myths surrounding the stigmatized disease. The show also addressed racism, sexuality, addiction, marriage equality, and other social issues. CRACKED.COM

Source: NPR

Bob Barker's elephant in the room

AT A GLANCE BETTY WHITE Bob Barker had a feud with her over an elephant RA PRO iS R In 2009, the former Price Is Right host pushed for an elephant at the LA Zoo to be moved to a sanctuary. However, Betty White sided with (winning) zookeeper experts and supported the plan to expand the zoo's elephant habitat. Barker threatened to boycott award shows she attended. CRACKED.COM

Source: Today

She was the oldest person to host Saturday Night Live

AT A GLANCE BETTY WHITE She was the oldest person to host Saturday Night Live She was over 88 years old when she hosted alongside musical guest Jay-Z in 2010. CRACKED.COM

Source: US Magazine

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