Betty White

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Betty White
Birth name Betty Marion White
Born January 17, 1922 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA
Notable Roles Rose Nylund in The Golden Girls
Notable Episodes
Awards 2 American Comedy Awards, USA
1 Daytime Emmy Award, USA
5 Emmy Awards, USA
1 Golden Apple Award, USA
2 TV Land Awards, USA
2 Viwers for Quality Television Awards, USA
Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Contents

Roles

Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Life with Elizabeth Elizabeth 1953–1955 1 2
Date with the Angels Vicki Angel 1957–1958 1 2
The Mary Tyler Moore Show Sue Ann Nivens 1973–1977 4 5 6 7
The Betty White Show Joyce Whitman 1977–1978 1
The Golden Girls Rose Nylund 1985–1992 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
The Golden Palace Rose Nylund 1992–1993 1
Bob Sylvia Schmidt 1993 2
Maybe This Time Shirley Wallace 1995–1996 1
Ladies Man Mitzi Stiles 1999–2001 1 2
Hot in Cleveland Elka Ostrovsky 2010–  1 2 3 4 5
Betty White's Off Their Rockers Herself/Host 2012–  1 2 3

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
The Millionaire Virginia Lennart 3x06 - The Virginia Lennart Story October 17, 1956
The United States Steel Hour 9x22 - The Scene of the Crime June 27, 1962
Petticoat Junction Adelle Colby 6x18 - The Cannonball Bookmobile February 1, 1969
O'Hara, U.S. Treasury Herself 1x15 - Operation: Lady Luck January 14, 1972
The Mary Tyler Moore Show Sue Ann Nivens 4x01 - The Lars Affair September 15, 1973
The Mary Tyler Moore Show Sue Ann Nivens 4x10 - The Dinner Party November 17, 1973
The Mary Tyler Moore Show Sue Ann Nivens 4x15 - Happy Birthday, Lou! December 22, 1973
The Mary Tyler Moore Show Sue Ann Nivens 4x18 - The Co-Producers January 19, 1974
The Mary Tyler Moore Show Sue Ann Nivens 4x22 - Lou's Second Date February 16, 1974
Lucas Tanner Lydia Merrick 1x19 - The Noise of a Quiet Weekend February 26, 1975
Ellery Queen Louise Demery 1x06 - The Adventures of Miss Aggie's Farewell Performance October 19, 1975
Mama's Family Ellen Jackson 1x01 - Vint and the Kids Move In January 22, 1983
Mama's Family Ellen Jackson 1x03 - The Wedding (1) February 5, 1983
Mama's Family Ellen Jackson 1x04 - The Wedding (2) February 12, 1983
Mama's Family Ellen Jackson 1x05 - Family Feud February 19, 1983
Mama's Family Ellen Jackson 1x10 - Fran's Dress March 26, 1983
Mama's Family Ellen Jackson 1x13 - Mama's Silver May 7, 1983
Mama's Family Ellen Jackson 2x03 - Country Club October 20, 1983
Mama's Family Ellen Jackson 2x05 - Rashomama November 3, 1983
Mama's Family Ellen Jackson 2x07 - Ellen's Boyfriend November 17, 1983
Mama's Family Ellen Jackson 2x11 - Mama Learns to Drive January 7, 1984
Mama's Family Ellen 2x16 - Mama for Mayor (1) February 18, 1984
Mama's Family Ellen 2x17 - Mama for Mayor (2) February 25, 1984
Mama's Family Ellen Jackson 2x19 - Mama's Birthday March 17, 1984
Mama's Family Ellen 2x22 - A Grave Mistake April 7, 1984
Hotel Wilma Klein 2x05 - Outsiders November 21, 1984
St. Elsewhere Captain Gloria Neal 3x19 - Red, White, Black and Blue February 13, 1985
St. Elsewhere Captain Gloria Neal 4x07 - Close Encounters November 20, 1985
Mama's Family Ellen Jackson 3x05 - Best Medicine July 4, 1986
Matlock Herself 2x08 - The Network December 1, 1987
Empty Nest Rose Nylund 1x15 - Strange Bedfellows February 4, 1989
Empty Nest Rose Nylund 2x04 - Rambo of Neiman Marcus September 23, 1989
Nurses Rose Nylund 1x09 - Begone With the Wind November 9, 1991
Empty Nest Rose Nylund 4x20 - Dr. Weston and Mr. Hyde February 29, 1992
Diagnosis Murder Dora Sloan 2x11 - Death by Extermination December 2, 1994
The John Larroquette Show Herself 3x17 - Here We Go Again March 12, 1996
Suddenly Susan Midge Haber 1x07 - Golden Girl Friday November 7, 1996
Ally McBeal Dr. Shirley Flott 3x03 - Seeing Green November 8, 1999
The Simpsons Herself 11x15 - Missionary: Impossible February 20, 2000
Providence Julianna 5x06 - The Heart of the Matter November 8, 2002
The Practice Catherine Piper 8x13 - Going Home (1) February 15, 2004
The Practice Catherine Piper 8x14 - Pre-Trial Blues (2) February 22, 2004
The Practice Catherine Piper 8x15 - Mr. Shore Goes to Town (3) March 7, 2004
Malcolm in the Middle Sylvia 5x20 - Victor's Other Family May 9, 2004
Boston Legal Catherine Piper 1x12 - From Whence We Came January 16, 2005
Boston Legal Catherine Piper 1x13 - It Girls and Beyond January 23, 2005
Boston Legal Catherine Piper 1x14 - Till We Meet Again February 13, 2005
Boston Legal Catherine Piper 1x15 - Tortured Souls February 20, 2005
Boston Legal Catherine Piper 1x16 - Let Sales Ring March 13, 2005
Boston Legal Catherine Piper 2x01 - The Black Widow September 27, 2005
Boston Legal Catherine Piper 2x02 - Schadenfreude October 4, 2005
Boston Legal Catherine Piper 2x03 - Finding Nimmo October 11, 2005
Joey Mrs. Bly 2x05 - Joey and the House October 13, 2005
Boston Legal Catherine Piper 2x04 - A Whiff and a Prayer October 18, 2005
Boston Legal Catherine Piper 2x05 - Men to Boys October 25, 2005
Boston Legal Catherine Piper 2x13 - Too Much Information January 24, 2006
Boston Legal Catherine Piper 2x14 - Breast in Show February 7, 2006
My Name Is Earl Mrs. Weezmer 4x21 - Witch Lady March 19, 2009
Saturday Night Live Herself/Host - May 8, 2010

Specials

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
The John Davidson Christmas Special Herself December 9, 1977
Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America's Golden Girl Herself January 16, 2012

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Series Episode Airdate
The $25,000 Pyramid October 11-15, 1982
The $25,000 Pyramid June 6-10, 1983
The $25,000 Pyramid October 24-28, 1983
The $25,000 Pyramid January 16-20, 1984
The $25,000 Pyramid March 26-30, 1984
The $25,000 Pyramid June 25-29, 1984
The $25,000 Pyramid November 12-16, 1984
The $25,000 Pyramid January 21-25, 1985
The $25,000 Pyramid May 20-24, 1985
The $25,000 Pyramid September 23-27, 1985
The $25,000 Pyramid February 17-21, 1986
The $25,000 Pyramid May 5-9, 1986
The $25,000 Pyramid August 4-8, 1986
The $25,000 Pyramid June 1-5, 1987
The $100,000 Pyramid September 14-18, 1987
The $100,000 Pyramid April 4-8, 1988

Notable Film Roles

Awards and Accolades

Primetime Emmy Awards

(5 Wins in 18 Nominations)

  • Won: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (1975, 1976)
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
  • Won: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (1986)
The Golden Girls
  • Won: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series (1996, 2010)

Daytime Emmy Awards

(1 Win in 2 Nominations)

  • Won: Outstanding Game Show Host (1983)
Just Men!

Trivia