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Photos of the Last Remaining “Golden Girl” – The Gorgeous Betty White

Neil Patrick

Betty White has been looking good in photos for the last 80 years. Regarded as a pioneer of television, Betty White was one of the first women to have control both in front of and behind the camera. She is recognized as the first woman to produce a sitcom,which contributed to her receiving the honorary title as the Mayor of Hollywood in 1955.

Check out some great old photos of the legendary Betty White.

Betty White from the Betty White Show. Source

Betty White from the Betty White Show. Source

 

Photo of Allen Ludden and Betty White. Source

Photo of Allen Ludden and Betty White. Source

 

Photo of Allen Ludden and wife Betty White, who were appearing in a play in Ogunquit, Maine. Source

Photo of Allen Ludden and wife Betty White, who were appearing in a play in Ogunquit, Maine. Source

 

Photo of Betty White and Georgia Engel from the television program The Betty White Show. Source

Photo of Betty White and Georgia Engel from the television program The Betty White Show. Source

She is known for her Emmy Award winning roles as Sue Ann Nivens on The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1973–77) and Rose Nylund on The Golden Girls (1985–92). The Writers Guild of Americahas included both sitcoms in its list of the 101 Best Written TV Series Of All Time.

A staple guest of many American game shows such as Password, Match Game and The $25,000 Pyramid, White has been dubbed the ‘First Lady of Game Shows’ and became the first woman to receive an Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host in 1983 for the show Just Men!

From 2010 to 2015, she starred as Elka Ostrovsky in the TV Land sitcom Hot in Cleveland, for which she has won two consecutive Screen Actors Guild Awards and she was nominated for an Emmy Award.

Photo of Betty White as Sue Ann Nivens, hostess of the WJM-TV Happy Homemaker show, from the television program The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Source

Photo of Betty White as Sue Ann Nivens, hostess of the WJM-TV Happy Homemaker show, from the television program The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Source

 

Photo of Gavin MacLeod as Murray Slaughter and Betty White as Sue Ann Nivens from The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Source

Photo of Gavin MacLeod as Murray Slaughter and Betty White as Sue Ann Nivens from The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Source

 

Publicity photo of the cast of The Mary Tyler Moore Show picturing cast members from its first program in 1970 to its last in 1977. Source

Publicity photo of the cast of The Mary Tyler Moore Show picturing cast members from its first program in 1970 to its last in 1977. Source

 

Photo of John Hillerman and Betty White from The Betty White Show.

Photo of John Hillerman and Betty White from The Betty White Show..Source

In a career that has spanned more than 75 years, she has received eight Emmy awards, three American Comedy Awards, three Screen Actors Guild awards, and a Grammy.

Due to her pioneering efforts in early television and her acting legacy, White has received numerous honorary awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award at the American Comedy Awards (1990), the TCA Career Achievement Award (2009)’

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The Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award (2010), the Excellence in Comedy Award at the Britannia Awards (2010), Favorite TV Icon at the People’s Choice Awards (2015), and the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Daytime Emmys (2015).

She was also inducted into the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame in 2008. In 2013, the Guinness World Records recognized White as having the longest television career for a female entertainer.