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At A Glance: 12 Reasons To Love Betty White Even More

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At A Glance: 12 Reasons To Love Betty White Even More

Betty White's sense of humor remained constant throughout her career. As soon as she walked into a room, we imagine the halls were filled with laughter and cheering. It is not shocking that even subsequent generations welcomed and embraced her. One of our favorite memories is sitting down with our grandmothers every night to watch episodes of "The Golden Girls" and smiling at how genuinely likable White could be with her co-star. White had an incredible capacity to catch the occasion and exude positivity on camera, both in the role and off, because it would be difficult to find another somebody with such a bright soul in the profession.

White was also recognized for being an outspoken supporter of diversity and inclusion. In reaction to sexism and racism, Betty lent her assistance to social causes, in addition to being a real hoot and a good time.

We're here to remember the beloved actor, who died at the age of 99, and to thank her for a lifetime of entertainment. These 12 stories demonstrate she was an intriguing and generous human in addition to being a talented actor.

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

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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