One of the most beloved personalities in Hollywood, Betty White is an American actress best known for her comedic work and for her ever-young soul.
Born January 17, 1922, Betty began her television career in the late 1930s and gained popularity while working as a “girl Friday” on Hollywood on Television. Her filmography is just as long as her acting career, but Betty White will always be remembered for the roles she played in The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Golden Girls and Hot in Cleveland.
While Bruce Forsyth holds the title for Longest TV Career for an Entertainer (male), Betty was awarded the title back in 2014, to celebrate her more than 70 years in show business. She is also the oldest person to earn an Emmy nomination.
Besides being a great entertainer, Betty has a ridiculous kind heart. She has a reputation for being a devoted animal lover and activist and during WWII she decided to put her career on hold for a while and join the American Women’s Voluntary Services.
Here are few ways Betty has charmed us all throughout the years.
1. She knows what she wants.
2. She’s an avid rambler.
“If you catch me talking to an empty chair… it’s time to up my meds!” — Betty White
3. She LOVES animals.
“Animals are near and dear to my heart, and I’ve devoted my life to trying to improve their lives” — Betty White
4. Her passion is strong.
5. She’s a good listener.
“That’s nice, dear” — Betty White
6. She believes age does not define beauty.
7. And she’ll choose food over sleep any day.
“Oh, I don’t need sleep. I just went to my hotel and had a cold hot dog and vodka on the rocks.” — Betty White
8. And her friends are out of this world. Literally.
“People have told me ‘Betty, Facebook is a great way to keep in touch with old friends.’ At my age, if I wanted to keep in touch with old friends. I’d need an Ouija board. “ — Betty White
9. She believes in being bold.
”If the guy’s a cutie, you’ve got to top that booty.” — Betty White
10. And women are unstoppable.
“Butterflies are like woman – we may look pretty and delicate, but baby, we can fly through a hurricane.” — Betty White
11. She believes in living the best life.
“It’s your Outlook on life that counts. If you take yourself lately and don’t take yourself too seriously, pretty soon you can find the humor in our every day lives. And sometimes it can be a lifesaver.” — Betty White
12. She’s ruthless. In the best kind of way.
“Get at least eight of beauty sleep. Nine if you’re ugly.” — Betty White
13. She believes in the power of women.
14. She believes a shot of vodka a day keeps the doctor away.
“Vodka is kind of a hobby.” — Betty White
15. She believes in the power of caring.
“When I pontificate, it sounds so, you know, oh, well, she’s preaching. I’m not preaching, but I think maybe I learned it from my animal friends. Kindness and consideration of somebody besides yourself. I think that keeps you feeling young. I really do. “ — Betty White
16. She believes wine is what makes the heart grow fonder.
“Doctors say that a glass of wine a day can extend your life. Cheers.” — Betty White
17. She believes in treating everyday like your birthday.
18. She believes laughter can cure anything.
“Laughter keeps everyone feeling wonderful.” — Betty White
19. She is a living legend.
20. She is not afraid of anyone.
“Betty White. The only person Chuck Norris is afraid of.” — Betty White
“The secret to our marriage was enthusiasm. When I knew Allen was coming home, I would freshen up my make up and put on a new blouse.” — Betty White
22. She has that classic Golden Girl Charm
“The older you get, the better you get. Unless you’re a banana.” — Betty White
23. She’s Robert Redford fanatic.
“The hottest man in Hollywood remains Robert Redford. I’ve never met the man, but I just enjoy fantasizing about him completely!” — Betty White
24. And age is but a number.
“You’re never too old for anything!” — Betty White
25. You can’t get rid of Betty White that easily.
“Still Here B*tches.” — Betty White