Courtesy of the Vintage News

267: Betty White

Admit It, Every Time You See Her Name in The News You Get Scared

Born: 17 January 1922, Oak Park, Illinois, United States of America

Comedian and actress who currently holds the title of longest career in television for a female actress—spanning over seventy years.

Betty is most remembered for her work on the Mary Taylor Moore Show and the Golden Girls.

During World War II she served on the home front by driving trucks to deliver supplies and did performances for the troops before they shipped out.

She is now a beloved icon of everyone on the internet and popularly remembered for being older than sliced bread.

Betty is also the oldest person to ever host Saturday Night Live (hosting in 2010 at the age of eighty-eight). In 2014, she also became the oldest person to ever be nominated for an Emmy. As of 2019 she’s been nominated twenty-one times and won five of them.