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Betty Marion White Ludden (born January 17, 1922),[2] known professionally as Betty White, is an American actress and comedian,[3][4] with the longest television career of a female entertainer.[5] Regarded as a pioneer of television, she was one of the first women to have control both in front of and behind the camera;[6] and is recognized as the first woman to produce a sitcom (Life with Elizabeth)[7], which contributed to her receiving the honorary title Mayor of Hollywood in 1955.[8] She is known for her Emmy Award-winning roles as Sue Ann Nivens
Sue Ann Nivens
on The Mary Tyler Moore
Mary Tyler Moore
Show (1973–77) and Rose Nylund
Rose Nylund
on The Golden Girls (1985–92). The Writers Guild of America has included both sitcoms in its list of the 101 Best Written TV Series Of All Time.[9] 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
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Game Show Host in 1983 for the show Just Men!.[10] From 2010 to 2015, she starred as Elka Ostrovsky
Elka Ostrovsky
in the TV Land
TV Land
sitcom Hot in Cleveland, for which she won two consecutive Screen Actors Guild Awards and was nominated for an Emmy Award. She is also known for her recurring roles in Mama's Family
Mama's Family
and Boston Legal. In film, she is known for Advise & Consent (1962), Lake Placid (1999), Ponyo
Ponyo
(2008), The Proposal (2009), You Again
You Again
(2010), and The Lorax (2012). In a career that has spanned more than 75 years, she has received eight Emmy Awards in various categories, three American Comedy Awards, three Screen Actors Guild
Screen Actors Guild
Awards, and a Grammy Award.[11] She also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, is a Television Hall of Fame inductee (class of 1995), and a Disney Legend
Disney Legend
(class of 2009).

Contents

1 Early life 2 Entertainment career

2.1 1940s 2.2 1950s 2.3 1960s 2.4 1970s 2.5 1980s 2.6 1990s 2.7 2000s 2.8 2010s

3 Personal life

3.1 Family 3.2 Friendships

3.2.1 Bea Arthur 3.2.2 Liberace 3.2.3 Mary Tyler Moore

4 Humanitarian work 5 Legacy

5.1 Achievements 5.2 Awards and honors

6 Filmography

6.1 Film 6.2 Television

7 Literature 8 Audiobooks 9 References 10 Further reading 11 External links

Early life[edit] Betty Marion White was born in Oak Park, Illinois, on January 17, 1922.[2] She has stated that Betty is her legal name and not a shortened version of Elizabeth.[12][13][14] She is the only child of Christine Tess (née Cachikis; 1899 – 1985), a homemaker, and Horace Logan White (1899 – 1963),[15] a lighting company executive.[16][17] Her paternal grandfather was Danish and her maternal grandfather was Greek, with her other roots being English and Welsh (both of her grandmothers were Canadian).[18][19][20] White's family moved to Alhambra, California
Alhambra, California
and later to Los Angeles, during the Great Depression.[21][22] To make extra money, her father would build radios and sell them wherever he could. Since it was the height of the Depression, and hardly anyone had a sizable income, he would trade the radios in exchange for dogs.[23] She attended Horace Mann School Beverly Hills
Horace Mann School Beverly Hills
and Beverly Hills High School, famously used as a filming location for popular titles such as Clueless and It's a Wonderful Life[24], where she was a member of the 1939 graduating class. Her interest in wildfire was sparked by family vacations to the High Sierras. She aspired to become a forest ranger, but was unable to accomplish this dream because women were not allowed to serve as rangers during this period.[23][25] Instead, White pursued an interest in writing. She wrote and played the lead in a graduation play at Horace Mann School and discovered her interest in performing.[1] This is where she decided to become an actress.[16] Entertainment career[edit] 1940s[edit] White made rounds to movie studios looking for work, but was always turned down because she was "unphotogenic". So then she started to look for radio jobs where being photogenic did not matter. Her first radio jobs included reading commercials and playing bit parts, and sometimes even doing crowd noises. She made about five dollars a show. She would do just about anything, like singing on a show for no money, or making an appearance on the local game show.[16] White began her television career in 1939, three months after high school graduation, when she and a classmate sang songs from The Merry Widow on an experimental Los Angeles channel.[26][1][27] White found work modeling, and her first professional acting job was at the Bliss Hayden Little Theatre. White's career was disrupted immediately, as World War II broke out, causing her to join the American Women's Voluntary Services. In the 1940s, she worked in radio, appearing on shows such as Blondie, The Great Gildersleeve, and This is Your FBI. She then got her own radio show, called The Betty White
Betty White
Show.[28] In 1949, she began appearing as co-host with Al Jarvis on his daily live television variety show Hollywood on Television, originally called Al Jarvis' Make-Believe Ballroom on KFWB
KFWB
radio and on KLAC-TV in Los Angeles.[6][27] 1950s[edit] White began hosting the show by herself in 1952 after Jarvis' departure,[6] spanning five and a half hours of live ad-lib television six days per week over a contiguous four-year span altogether. In all of her various variety series over the years, White would sing at least a couple of songs during each broadcast. In 1951, she was nominated for her first Emmy Award
Emmy Award
as "Best Actress" on television, competing with such legendary stars as Judith Anderson, Helen Hayes, and Imogene Coca
Imogene Coca
(the award went to Gertrude Berg). This was the very first award and category in the new Emmy history designated for women on television.

White in 1954

In 1952, the same year that she began hosting Hollywood on Television, White co-founded Bandy Productions with writer George Tibbles and Don Fedderson, a producer.[6] The trio worked to create new shows using existing characters from sketches shown on Hollywood on Television. White, Fedderson, and Tibbles created the television comedy Life with Elizabeth, with White portraying the title role.[6] The show was originally a live production on KLAC-TV in 1951, and won White a Regional Los Angeles Emmy in 1952.[6][13][27][29] Life with Elizabeth
Life with Elizabeth
was nationally syndicated from 1952 to 1955, allowing White to become one of the few women in television with full creative control in front of and behind the camera.[6] The show was unusual for a sitcom in the 1950s because it was co-produced and owned by a twenty-eight-year-old woman who still lived with her parents. White said they didn't worry about relevance in those days, and that usually the incidents were based on real life situations that happened to her, the actor who played Alvin, and the writer.[16] In 1954, she briefly hosted and produced her own daily talk show, The Betty White
Betty White
Show, on NBC
NBC
(not to be confused with her 1970s sitcom of the same name).[6] In 1956, she was the guest star on "The Millionaire" in the episode "The Virginia Lennart Story", as the owner of a small town diner that received an anonymous gift of $1,000,000. Following Life with Elizabeth, she appeared as Vicki Angel on the sitcom Date with the Angels from 1957 to 1958. The show later became another variety series before going off the air.[6] White performed in commercials seen on live television in Los Angeles, including a rendition of the "Dr. Ross Dog Food" advertisement at KTLA
KTLA
during the 1950s. 1960s[edit] She made her feature film debut as Kansas Senator Elizabeth Ames Adams in the 1962 drama, Advise & Consent. Although her performance was well received, it would be her only big-screen appearance for decades. Through the 1950s and 1960s, White began a nineteen-year run as hostess and commentator on the annual Tournament of Roses Parade broadcast on NBC
NBC
(often co-hosting with Lorne Greene), and appeared on a number of late night talk shows and daytime game shows.[6] White made many appearances on the hit game show Password as a celebrity guest from 1961 through 1975. She married the show's host, Allen Ludden, in 1963.[6] She subsequently appeared on the show's three updated versions Password Plus, Super Password, and Million Dollar Password, having been on versions of the game with five different hosts (Allen Ludden, Bill Cullen, Tom Kennedy, Bert Convy, and Regis Philbin). White made frequent game show appearances on What's My Line? (starting in 1955), To Tell the Truth
To Tell the Truth
(in 1961, 1990, and 2015), I've Got a Secret (in 1972–73), Match Game
Match Game
(1973–1982), and Pyramid (starting in 1982). Both Password and Pyramid were created by White's friend, Bob Stewart. 1970s[edit]

White as Sue Ann Nivens
Sue Ann Nivens
in The Mary Tyler Moore
Mary Tyler Moore
Show

In 1973, White made several guest appearances in the fourth season of the CBS sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore
Mary Tyler Moore
Show.[6] As a result of this appearance, she landed the regular role of the sardonic, man-hungry Sue Ann Nivens, "The Happy Homemaker", on the show.[6] White would receive her second and third Emmys from her part on The Mary Tyler Moore Show. White considers her part as Sue Ann in the show one of the highlights of her professional career, but she describes her television image as "icky sweet." She felt that she was the very definition of feminine passivity, owing to the fact that White always seemed willing to satirize her own unique persona on screen in just such a way.[16] A running gag was that Sue Ann's hard-edged private personality was the complete opposite of how she presented herself on her show. "We need somebody who can play sickeningly sweet, like Betty White," Moore herself suggested at a production meeting, which resulted in casting White herself. White won two Emmy Awards back-to-back for her role in the hugely popular series.[6]

A scene from the final episode of the Mary Tyler Moore
Mary Tyler Moore
Show (from left): White, Gavin MacLeod, Ed Asner, Georgia Engel, Ted Knight, and Mary Tyler Moore

In 1975, NBC
NBC
replaced her as hostess and commentator on the Tournament of Roses Parade broadcast feeling she was too identified with rival network CBS due to her new found success on The Mary Tyler Moore
Mary Tyler Moore
Show. White admitted to People magazine it was difficult "watching someone else do my parade",[30] although she soon would start a ten-year run as hostess of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
for CBS. Following the end of The Mary Tyler Moore Show
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
in 1977, White got her own sitcom on CBS, her second series entitled The Betty White
Betty White
Show[6] (the first having been broadcast a quarter century earlier), during the 1977–78 season, in which she co-starred with John Hillerman
John Hillerman
and former Mary Tyler Moore
Mary Tyler Moore
co-star Georgia Engel. It was canceled after one season.

Cast photo from The Betty White Show
The Betty White Show
of 1977. From left-John Hillerman, Betty White, Georgia Engel.

White appeared several times on The Carol Burnett Show
The Carol Burnett Show
and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
Johnny Carson
appearing in many sketches, and began guest-starring in a number of television movies and television miniseries, including With This Ring, The Best Place to Be, Before and After, and The Gossip Columnist.[6] 1980s[edit] In 1983, she became the first woman to win a Daytime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
in the category of Outstanding Game Show Host, for the NBC
NBC
entry Just Men!.[31] Due to the amount of work she has done on them, she has been deemed the "First Lady of Game Shows".[32] From 1983 through 1985, she had a recurring role playing Ellen Harper Jackson on the series Mama's Family,[6] along with future Golden Girls co-star Rue McClanahan. White had originated this character in a series of sketches on The Carol Burnett Show
The Carol Burnett Show
in the 1970s. When Mama's Family was picked up in syndication after being canceled by NBC
NBC
in 1985, White left the show (with the exception of one final appearance in the show's syndicated version in 1986). In 1985, White scored her second signature role and the biggest hit of her career as the St. Olaf, Minnesota-native Rose Nylund
Rose Nylund
on The Golden Girls.[6] The series chronicled the lives of four widowed or divorced women in their "golden years" who shared a home in Miami. The Golden Girls, which also starred Bea Arthur, Estelle Getty, and Rue McClanahan, was immensely successful and ran from 1985 through 1992. White won one Emmy Award, for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series, for the first season of The Golden Girls[6] and was nominated in that category every year of the show's run (the only cast member to receive that distinction – Getty was also nominated every year, but in the supporting actress category). White was originally offered the role of Blanche in The Golden Girls, and Rue McClanahan
Rue McClanahan
was offered the role of Rose (the two characters being similar to roles they had played in Mary Tyler Moore
Mary Tyler Moore
and Maude, respectively). Jay Sandrich, the director of the pilot, suggested that since they had played similar roles in the past, they should switch roles, Rue McClanahan
Rue McClanahan
later said in a documentary on the series. White originally had doubts about her ability to play Rose, until the show's creator took her aside and told her not to play Rose as stupid but as someone "terminally naive, a person who always believed the first explanation of something."[33] 1990s[edit] The show ended in 1992 after Arthur announced her decision to depart the series. White, McClanahan, and Getty reprised their roles Rose, Blanche, and Sophia in the spin-off The Golden Palace.[6] The series was short-lived, lasting only one season. In addition, White reprised her Rose Nylund
Rose Nylund
character in guest appearances on the NBC
NBC
shows Empty Nest and Nurses, both set in Miami.[6] After The Golden Palace
The Golden Palace
ended,[6] White guest-starred on a number of television programs including Suddenly Susan, The Practice, and Yes, Dear where she received Emmy nominations for her individual appearances. She won an Emmy in 1996 for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series, appearing as herself on an episode of The John Larroquette Show. In that episode, titled "Here We Go Again", a spoof on Sunset Boulevard, a diva-like White convinces Larroquette to help write her memoirs. At one point Golden Girls
Golden Girls
co-stars McClanahan and Getty appear as themselves. Larroquette is forced to dress in drag as Beatrice Arthur, when all four appear in public as the "original" cast members. White comically envisions her Rose as the central character with the others as mere supporting players. 2000s[edit] In December 2006, White joined the soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful in the role of Ann Douglas (where she would make 22 appearances), the long-lost mother of the show's matriarch, Stephanie Forrester, played by Susan Flannery.[34] She also began a recurring role in ABC's Boston Legal
Boston Legal
from 2005 to 2008 as the calculating, blackmailing gossip-monger Catherine Piper, a role she originally played as a guest star on The Practice
The Practice
in 2004.[6] White appeared several times on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
Craig Ferguson
appearing in many sketches and returned to Password in its latest incarnation, Million Dollar Password, on June 12, 2008, (episode #3), participating in the Million Dollar challenge at the end of the show. On May 19, 2008, she appeared on The Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey
Show, taking part in the host's Mary Tyler Moore Show reunion special alongside every surviving cast member of the series.

White at the premiere for The Proposal in June 2009

Beginning in 2007, White was featured in television commercials for PetMeds, highlighting her interest in animal rights and welfare.[35] 2010s[edit] White appeared alongside Abe Vigoda
Abe Vigoda
in an advertisement for Snickers during the 2010 Super Bowl XLIV. The ad won the top spot on the USA Today Super Bowl Ad Meter.[36] The slogan was, "You're not you when you're hungry".[37] A grassroots campaign on Facebook called " Betty White
Betty White
to Host SNL (Please)" began in January 2010. The group was approaching 500,000 members when NBC
NBC
confirmed on March 11, 2010 that White would in fact host Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night Live
on May 8. The appearance made her, at age 88, the oldest person to host the show, beating Miskel Spillman, the winner of SNL's "Anybody Can Host" contest, who was 80 when she hosted in 1977.[38][39] In her opening monologue, White thanked Facebook and joked that she "didn't know what Facebook was, and now that I do know what it is, I have to say, it sounds like a huge waste of time."[22] The appearance earned her a 2010 Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series, her seventh Emmy win overall. In June 2010, White took on the role of Elka Ostrovsky
Elka Ostrovsky
the house caretaker on TV Land's original sitcom Hot in Cleveland
Hot in Cleveland
along with Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves
Jane Leeves
and Wendie Malick. Hot in Cleveland was TV Land's first attempt at a first-run scripted comedy (the channel has rerun other sitcoms since its debut). White was only meant to appear in the pilot of the show but was asked to stay on for the entire series.[40] In 2011, she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Elka, but lost to Julie Bowen
Julie Bowen
for Modern Family.[41]

Valerie Bertinelli, Wendie Malick, Jane Leeves, and Betty White
Betty White
at a ceremony for Bertinelli to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

A Betty White
Betty White
calendar for 2011 was published in late 2010. The calendar features photos from White's career and with various animals.[42] She also launched her own clothing line on July 22, 2010, which features shirts with her face on them. All proceeds go to various animal charities she supports.[43] White also starred in the Hallmark Hall of Fame
Hallmark Hall of Fame
presentation of The Lost Valentine on January 30, 2011. This presentation garnered the highest rating for a Hallmark Hall of Fame
Hallmark Hall of Fame
presentation in the last four years and according to the Nielsen Media Research
Nielsen Media Research
TV rating service won first place in the prime time slot for that date.[44] From 2012 to 2014, White hosted and executive produced Betty White's Off Their Rockers, in which senior citizens play practical jokes on the younger generation.[45] For this show, she received three Emmy nominations.

White with President Obama in the Oval Office
Oval Office
in June 2012.

A special Betty White's 90th Birthday Party aired on NBC
NBC
a day before her birthday on January 16, 2012. The show featured appearances of many stars with whom White has worked over the years.[46] Betty White's Off Their Rockers aired following the celebratory event, and returned in April 2012 as a recurring show which resulted in an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program. White's success continued in 2012 with her first Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for a spoken word recording for her best seller If You Ask Me. She also won the UCLA Jack Benny Award for Comedy, recognizing her significant contribution to comedy in television, and was roasted at the New York Friars' Club.[47] In January 2013, NBC
NBC
once again celebrated Betty White's birthday with a TV special featuring celebrity friends, including former president Bill Clinton; the special aired on February 5.[48] Personal life[edit] Family[edit]

White and Allen Ludden
Allen Ludden
(1963)

In 1945, White married Dick Barker, a U.S. Army Air Corps
U.S. Army Air Corps
pilot.[49] The marriage was short-lived. In 1947, she married Lane Allen, a Hollywood agent.[49] This marriage ended in divorce in 1949. On June 14, 1963, White married television host and personality Allen Ludden, whom she had met on his game show Password as a celebrity guest in 1961,[50] and her legal name was changed to Betty White Ludden.[2] He proposed to White at least twice before she accepted. The couple appeared together in an episode of The Odd Couple featuring Felix's and Oscar's appearance on Password. Ludden appeared as a guest panelist on Match Game, with White sitting in the audience. (She was prompted to criticize one of Ludden's wrong answers on camera during an episode of Match Game
Match Game
'74.) The two appeared together on the Match Game panel in 1974, 1975 and 1980. Allen Ludden
Allen Ludden
died from stomach cancer on June 9, 1981, in Los Angeles.[14][51][52] They had no children together, though she is stepmother to his three children from his first marriage, to his late wife. White has not remarried since Ludden's death. In an interview with Larry King, when asked whether she would remarry, she replied by saying "Once you've had the best, who needs the rest?"[53] Friendships[edit] Bea Arthur[edit] White had a strained relationship with her Golden Girls
Golden Girls
co-star Bea Arthur on and off the set of their television show, commenting that Arthur "was not fond of her" and that "she found me a pain in the neck sometimes. It was my positive attitude and that made Bea mad sometimes. Sometimes if I was happy, she'd be furious." [54][55] After Arthur's death in 2009, White said, "I knew it would hurt, I just didn't know it would hurt this much."[56] Liberace[edit] In a 2011 interview, White said that she always knew her close friend Liberace
Liberace
was gay and that she sometimes accompanied him to premieres.[54] A supporter of gay rights, White said that "If a couple has been together all that time – and there are gay relationships that are more solid than some heterosexual ones – I think it's fine if they want to get married. I don't know how people can get so anti-something. Mind your own business, take care of your affairs, and don't worry about other people so much".[57] Mary Tyler Moore[edit] Mary Tyler Moore, and her then-husband Grant Tinker
Grant Tinker
were close friends with White and Ludden. When Valerie Harper
Valerie Harper
left The Mary Tyler Moore Show producers felt the show needed another female character and created Sue Ann Nivens
Sue Ann Nivens
in the process. Nivens was described as an "icky sweet Betty White
Betty White
type", but they went against asking White to audition. In a 2010 Archive of American Television interview, Moore explained that producers, aware of Moore and White's friendship, were initially hesitant to audition White for the role, the fear being that if she hadn't been right, that it would create awkwardness between the two.[58] Humanitarian work[edit] White is a pet enthusiast and an animal health advocate who works with animal organizations, including the Los Angeles Zoo
Los Angeles Zoo
Commission, the Morris Animal Foundation, African Wildlife Foundation, and Actors & Others for Animals. Her interest in animal rights and welfare began in the early 1970s while she was both producing and hosting the syndicated series, The Pet Set, which spotlighted celebrities and their pets.[6][59] As of 2009, White is the president emerita of the Morris Animal Foundation, where she has served as a trustee of the organization since 1971.[6] She has been a member of the board of directors of the Greater Los Angeles Zoo
Los Angeles Zoo
Association since 1974.[6] Additionally, White served the association as a Zoo Commissioner for eight years.[6] According to the Los Angeles Zoo
Los Angeles Zoo
& Botanical Garden's ZooScape Member Newsletter, White hosted "History on Film" from 2000 to 2002. White donated nearly $100,000 to the zoo in the month of April 2008 alone. Betty White
Betty White
served as a presenter at the 2011 American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards ceremony at The Beverly Hilton
The Beverly Hilton
Hotel on October 1, 2011, in Los Angeles.[60] In September 2011, she teamed up with English singer Luciana to produce a remix of her song "I'm Still Hot". The song was released digitally on September 22 and the video later premiered on October 6.[61] It was made for a campaign for a life settlement program, The Lifeline. White served as a judge alongside Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg
and Wendy Diamond for the American Humane Association's Hero Dog Awards airing on The Hallmark Channel on November 8, 2011.[62] Legacy[edit] Achievements[edit] The American Veterinary Medical Association awarded White with its Humane Award in 1987 for her charitable work with animals.[6] The City of Los Angeles further honored her for her philanthropic work with animals in 2006 with a bronze plaque near the Gorilla Exhibit at the Los Angeles Zoo.[6] The City of Los Angeles named her "Ambassador to the Animals" at the dedication ceremony.[6]

White at the 1988 Emmy Awards

She was formally inducted into the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame
Hall of Fame
in 1995. In 2009, White received the TCA Career Achievement Award from the Television Critics Association.[6] In September 2009, the Screen Actors Guild
Screen Actors Guild
(SAG) announced plans to honor White with the Screen Actors Guild
Screen Actors Guild
Life Achievement Award at the 16th Screen Actors Guild
Screen Actors Guild
Awards. Actress Sandra Bullock
Sandra Bullock
presented White with the award on January 23, 2010, at the ceremony, which took place at the Shrine Auditorium
Shrine Auditorium
in Los Angeles.[6] She is a Kentucky Colonel.[63] In 2009, White and her now-deceased Golden Girls
Golden Girls
cast mates Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan, and Estelle Getty
Estelle Getty
were awarded honorary Disney Legend
Disney Legend
awards. Betty was inducted into the California Hall of Fame
Hall of Fame
in December 2010. In 2010, she was chosen as the Associated Press's Entertainer of the Year.[64]

The Golden Girls
The Golden Girls
Disney Legends
Disney Legends
plaque at Walt Disney Studios

On November 9, 2010, the USDA Forest Service, along with Smokey Bear, made Betty White
Betty White
an honorary forest ranger, fulfilling her lifelong dream.[65] White said in previous interviews that she wanted to be a forest ranger as a little girl but that women were not allowed to do that then. When White received the honor, more than one-third of Forest Service employees were women.[66] In October 2011, White was awarded an honorary degree and white doctors coat by Washington State University
Washington State University
at the Washington State Veterinary Medical Association's centennial gala in Yakima, Washington. A 2011 poll conducted by Reuters
Reuters
and Ipsos
Ipsos
revealed that White was considered the most popular and most trusted celebrity among Americans, beating the likes of Denzel Washington, Sandra Bullock, and Tom Hanks.[67] Awards and honors[edit] Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Betty White

Walk of Fame

White is the only woman to have received an Emmy in all performing comedic categories, and also holds the record for longest span between Emmy nominations for performances—her first was in 1951 and her most recent was in 2011, a span of 60 years. She is the fourth oldest winner of a competitive Grammy Award
Grammy Award
and the oldest nominee of a performing Emmy[citation needed]. White has won five Primetime Emmy Awards, two Daytime Emmy Awards (including the 2015 Daytime Emmy for Lifetime Achievement), and received a Regional (LA) Emmy in 1952. She has also won three American Comedy Awards (including a Lifetime Achievement Award in 1990), and two Viewers for Quality Television Awards. She was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 1995 and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6747 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood Boulevard
alongside the star of her late husband Allen Ludden. White was the recipient of the Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters Golden Ike Award and the Genii Award from the American Women in Radio and Television in 1976.[6] The American Comedy Awards awarded her the award for Funniest Female in 1987 as well as the Lifetime Achievement Award in 1990.[6] In January 2011, White received a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series for her role as Elka Ostrovsky in Hot in Cleveland. The show itself was also nominated for an award as Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, but lost to the cast of Modern Family.[68] She won the same award again in 2012, and has received a third nomination.[69] Filmography[edit]

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Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1945 Time to Kill Lou's Girl Short film[70]

1962 Advise & Consent Senator Bessie Adams [71]

1971 Vanished Hostess

1980 The Hollywood Knights Herself

1986 Big City Comedy Herself

1996 The Story of Santa Claus Gretchen Claus Voice[71]

1998 Hard Rain Doreen Sears [71]

1998 Dennis the Menace Strikes Again Martha Wilson [71]

1998 Holy Man Herself [71]

1999 Lake Placid Mrs. Delores Bickerman [71]

1999 The Story of Us Lillian Jordan [71]

2000 Whispers: An Elephant's Tale Round Voice[71]

2000 Tom Sawyer Aunt Polly Voice[71]

2001 The Retrievers Mrs. Krisper [71]

2001 The Wild Thornberrys: The Origin of Donnie Grandma Sophie Voice[72]

2003 Bringing Down the House Mrs. Kline [71]

2003 Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt Cameo [71]

2005 The Third Wish Lettie [71]

2006 Where's Marty? Herself [73]

2007 Your Mommy Kills Animals Herself Documentary[74]

2007 In Search of Puppy Love Herself Documentary

2008 Ponyo Yoshie Voice[71]

2009 Love N' Dancing Irene [71]

2009 The Proposal Grandma Annie [71]

2009 Part Two: The Warm Mission Betty Short film

2010 You Again Grandma Bunny [71]

2010 Prep & Landing: Operation: Secret Santa Mrs. Claus Voice[75]

2011 Betty White: Champion for Animals Herself Documentary[76]

2012 The Lorax Grammy Norma Voice[71]

2013 Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy Narrator Documentary[77]

2013 Betty White
Betty White
Goes Wild Herself Documentary[78]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1949–50 Hollywood on Television Herself

1952 The Eddie Albert Show Herself

1953–55 Life with Elizabeth Elizabeth Lead role, 65 episodes

1954 The Betty White
Betty White
Show Herself From February 8, 1954 to December 31, 1954

1955–56 What's My Line? Herself 8 episodes

1956 The Millionaire Virginia Lennart Episode: "Millionaire Virginia Lennart"

1957–58 Date with the Angels Vickie Angel Lead role, 33 episodes

1958 The Betty White
Betty White
Show Herself Lead role, 14 episodes

1958–62 The Jack Paar Show Herself Recurring role, 36 episodes

1958–2001, 2016–present To Tell the Truth Herself Appearances on CBS (Collyer), NBC
NBC
(Moore), and ABC (Anderson) versions. Main panelist (2016)

1961–2008 (Super) (Million Dollar) Password (All Stars), (Plus) Herself Appeared on all versions of the show.

1962 The United States Steel Hour

Episode: "Scene of the Crime"

1963–82, 1991 Match Game Herself Recurring role, Appeared on the first 3 versions of the show.

1963–75 You Don't Say! Herself Recurring role, 10 episodes

1968 That's Life

Episode: "Buying a House"

1969 Petticoat Junction Adelle Colby Episode: "The Cannonball Bookmobile"

1971 The Pet Set Herself Recurring role, 31 episodes

1972 O'Hara, U.S. Treasury Herself Episode: "Operation: Lady Luck"

1972 The Odd Couple Herself Episode: "Password"

1973–77 The Mary Tyler Moore
Mary Tyler Moore
Show Sue Ann Nivens Main cast, 46 episodes

1975 Lucas Tanner Lydia Merrick Episode: "The Noise of a Quiet Weekend"

1975 Ellery Queen Louise Demery Episode: "The Adventure of Miss Aggie's Farewell Performance"

1975 The Carol Burnett
Carol Burnett
Show Various Recurring role, 3 episodes

1976–77 The Sonny and Cher Show Herself Guest role, 2 episodes

1976–79 Liar's Club Game Show Herself Recurring role, 48 episodes

1977–78 The Betty White
Betty White
Show Joyce Whitman Lead role, 14 episodes

1978 The Hanna-Barbera Happy Hour Voice Teacher 1 episode

1978 With This Ring Evelyn Harris TV film

1979 The Best Place to Be Sally Cantrell TV film

1979 Before and After Anita TV film

1980 The Gossip Columnist Herself TV film

1980 The Love Boat Various Guest role, 5 episodes

1981 Best of the West

Episode: "Mail Order Bride"

1982 Eunice Ellen TV film

1982 The $25,000 Pyramid Herself Recurring role, 85 episodes

1982 Love, Sidney Charlotte Episode: "Charlotte's Web"

1983 Just Men! Herself Lead role, 65 episodes

1983 Fame Catherine Episode: "Sunshine Again"

1983 Mama's Family Ellen Harper Jackson Recurring role, 15 episodes

1984 Hotel Wilma Klein Episode: "Outsiders"

1984 Trivia Trap Herself Celebrity Week

1985 St. Elsewhere Capt. Gloria Neal 2 episodes

1985 Who's the Boss? Bobby Barnes 2 episodes

1985–92 The Golden Girls Rose Nylund Main role, 180 episodes

1987 Alf Loves a Mystery Aunt Harriet TV film

1988 Santa Barbara Cameo Guest role, 3 episodes

1988 Another World Brenda Barlowe Special
Special
Guest Star

1989–92 Empty Nest Rose Nylund Guest role, 3 episodes

1990 Carol & Company Trisha Durant Episode: "Trisha Springs Eternal"

1991 Chance of a Lifetime Evelyn Eglin TV film

1991 Nurses Rose Nylund Episode: "Begone with the Wind"

1992–93 The Golden Palace Rose Nylund Lead role, 24 episodes

1993 Bob Sylvia Schmidt Main cast, 8 episodes

1994 Diagnosis
Diagnosis
Murder Dora Sloan Episode: "Death by Extermination"

1995 The Naked Truth Herself 2 episodes

1995 Maybe This Time Shirley Wallace Main role, 18 episodes

1996 A Weekend in the Country Martha TV film

1996 Suddenly Susan Midge Haber Episode: "Golden Girl Friday"

1998 The Lionhearts Dorothy (voice) 5 episodes

1998 L.A. Doctors Mrs. Brooks Episode: "Leap of Faith"

1998 Noddy Annabelle (Mrs. Santa Claus) Special: Anything Can Happen At Christmas

1999 Hercules Hestia (voice) Episode: "Hercules and the Tiff on Olympus"

1999 Ally McBeal Dr. Shirley Flott Episode: "Seeing Green"

1999 Ladies Man Mitzi Stiles Main role, 30 episodes

1999 King of the Hill Dorothy / Ellen / Delia (voice) Guest role, 3 episodes

2000 The Wild Thornberrys Sophie Hunter (voice) 3 episodes

2000 Intimate Portrait: Betty White Herself

2000 The Simpsons Herself Episode: "Missionary: Impossible"

2001 The Ellen Show Connie Gibson Episode: "Missing the Bus"

2002 Teacher's Pet Granny (voice) Episode: "The Turkey That Came for Dinner"

2002 Yes, Dear Sylvia Episode: "Kim's New Nanny"

2002 Providence Julianna Episode: "The Heart of the Matter"

2002–03 That '70s Show Bea Sigurdson Recurring role, 4 episodes

2003 The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy Mrs. Doolin (voice) Episode: "Who Killed Who?"

2003 Gary the Rat Gary's Mother (voice) Episode: "This Is Not a Pipe"

2003 I'm with Her Herself Episode: "Meet the Parent"

2003 Stealing Christmas Emily Sutton TV film

2003–04 Everwood Carol Roberts 2 episodes

2004 The Practice Catherine Piper 3 episodes

2004 My Wife and Kids Mrs. June Hopkins Episode: "The Maid"

2004 Malcolm in the Middle Sylvia Episode: "Victor's Other Family"

2004–05 Complete Savages Mrs. Riley Episodes: "The Man Without a Ball" and "Saving Old Lady Riley"

2005 Joey Margaret Bly Episode: "Joey and the House"

2005 Annie's Point Annie Eason TV film

2005–08 Boston Legal Catherine Piper Main role, 16 episodes

2006 My Name Is Earl Mrs. Weezmer Episode: "The Witch Lady"

2006 Family Guy Herself Episode: "Peterotica"

2006–09 The Bold and the Beautiful Ann Douglas Recurring role, 23 episodes

2007 Higglytown Heroes Grandma (voice) Episode: Calling All Heroes

2007 Ugly Betty Herself Episode: "Bananas for Betty"

2007 The Simpsons Herself Episode: "Homerazzi"

2009 30 Rock Herself Episode: "Stone Mountain"

2009–10 Glenn Martin DDS Grandma Shelia Martin (voice) Guest role, 2 episodes

2010 The Middle Mrs. Nethercott Episode: "Average Rules"

2010 Saturday Night Live Herself Episode: "Betty White/Jay-Z"

2010 Community Professor June Bauer 2 episodes

2010–15 Hot in Cleveland Elka Ostrovsky Main role, 128 episodes

2010–13 Pound Puppies Agatha McLeish (voice) Main cast, 13 episodes

2011 The Lost Valentine Caroline Thomas TV film

2012–14 Betty White's Off Their Rockers Herself Host

2012 The Client List Ruth Hudson Episode: "Past Is Prologue"

2013 Save Me God Episode: "Holier Than Thou"

2013 Mickey Mouse Old Lady (voice) Episode: "New York Weenie"

2014 The Soul Man Elka Ostrovsky Episode: "All the Way Live"

2015 Saturday Night Live Grandmother Episode: " Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night Live
40th Anniversary Special"

2015 Fireside Chat with Esther Rose

2015–17 Bones Dr. Beth Mayer 2 episodes

2015–present Betty White's Smartest Animals in America Herself Host

2016 SpongeBob SquarePants Beatrice (voice) Episode: "Mall Girl Pearl"

2016 Crowded Sandy Episode: "The Fixer"

2017 Young & Hungry Ms. Wilson 2 episodes

2017 If You're Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast Herself TV film

Literature[edit] White has published several books during her career. In August 2010, she entered a deal with G.P. Putnam's Sons to produce two more books, the first of which, If You Ask Me (And of Course You Won't), was released in 2011.[79] In February 2012, White received her first Grammy Award
Grammy Award
("Best Spoken Word Recording") for the audio recording of the book.[80]

Year Title Notes

1983 Betty White's Pet-Love: How Pets Take Care of Us

1987 Betty White
Betty White
In Person

1991 The Leading Lady: Dinah's Story

1995 Here We Go Again: My Life In Television

2008 Together: A Novel of shared vision

2011 If You Ask Me (And of Course You Won't)

2011 Betty & Friends: My Life at the Zoo

Audiobooks[edit]

2011: If You Ask Me: (And of Course You Won't) (read by the author), Penguin Audio, ISBN 978-0-1424-2936-5

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Further reading[edit]

Tucker, David C. The Women Who Made Television Funny: Ten Stars of 1950s Sitcoms. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2007.

External links[edit]

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Britannia Awards

Excellence in Film

Albert R. Broccoli
Albert R. Broccoli
(1989) Michael Caine
Michael Caine
(1990) Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
(1992) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(1993) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1995) Bob Weinstein and Harvey Weinstein
Harvey Weinstein
(1996) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1997) John Travolta
John Travolta
(1998) Stanley Kubrick
Stanley Kubrick
(1999) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(2000) George Lucas
George Lucas
(2002) Hugh Grant
Hugh Grant
(2003) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(2004) Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise
(2005) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(2006) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(2007) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2008) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(2009) Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges
(2010) Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
(2011) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2012) George Clooney
George Clooney
(2013) Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr.
(2014) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(2015) Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster
(2016) Matt Damon
Matt Damon
(2017)

Excellence in Directing

Peter Weir
Peter Weir
(2003) Jim Sheridan (2004) Mike Newell (2005) Anthony Minghella
Anthony Minghella
(2006) Martin Campbell
Martin Campbell
(2007) Stephen Frears
Stephen Frears
(2008) Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle
(2009) Christopher Nolan
Christopher Nolan
(2010) David Yates
David Yates
(2011) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
(2012) Kathryn Bigelow
Kathryn Bigelow
(2013) Mike Leigh
Mike Leigh
(2014) Sam Mendes
Sam Mendes
(2015) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2016) Ava DuVernay
Ava DuVernay
(2017)

Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment

Howard Stringer
Howard Stringer
(2003) Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
(2009) Ridley Scott
Ridley Scott
& Tony Scott
Tony Scott
(2010) John Lasseter
John Lasseter
(2011) Will Wright (2012) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(2013) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(2014) Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford
(2015) Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson
(2016) Kenneth Branagh
Kenneth Branagh
(2017)

British Artist of the Year

Rachel Weisz
Rachel Weisz
(2006) Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
(2007) Tilda Swinton
Tilda Swinton
(2008) Emily Blunt
Emily Blunt
(2009) Michael Sheen
Michael Sheen
(2010) Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter
(2011) Daniel Craig
Daniel Craig
(2012) Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict Cumberbatch
(2013) Emma Watson
Emma Watson
(2014) James Corden
James Corden
(2015) Felicity Jones
Felicity Jones
(2016) Claire Foy (2017)

Excellence in Comedy

Betty White
Betty White
(2010) Ben Stiller
Ben Stiller
(2011) Trey Parker
Trey Parker
and Matt Stone
Matt Stone
(2012) Sacha Baron Cohen
Sacha Baron Cohen
(2013) Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
(2014) Amy Schumer
Amy Schumer
(2015) Ricky Gervais
Ricky Gervais
(2016) Aziz Ansari
Aziz Ansari
(2017)

Excellence in Television

Aaron Spelling
Aaron Spelling
(1999) HBO
HBO
Original Programming (2002) Dick Van Dyke
Dick Van Dyke
(2017)

Humanitarian Award

Richard Curtis
Richard Curtis
(2007) Don Cheadle
Don Cheadle
(2008) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2009) Idris Elba
Idris Elba
(2013) Mark Ruffalo
Mark Ruffalo
(2014) Orlando Bloom
Orlando Bloom
(2015) Ewan McGregor
Ewan McGregor
(2016)

Retired Awards

BBC
BBC
(1999) Tarsem Singh
Tarsem Singh
(1999) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
(2003) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(2004) Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor
(2005) Ronald Neame
Ronald Neame
(2005) Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier
(2006) Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne (2007)

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Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

Cloris Leachman
Cloris Leachman
(1975) Beah Richards
Beah Richards
(1988) Colleen Dewhurst
Colleen Dewhurst
(1989) Swoosie Kurtz
Swoosie Kurtz
(1990) Colleen Dewhurst
Colleen Dewhurst
(1991) No award (1992) Tracey Ullman
Tracey Ullman
(1993) Eileen Heckart (1994) Cyndi Lauper
Cyndi Lauper
(1995) Betty White
Betty White
(1996) Carol Burnett
Carol Burnett
(1997) Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson
(1998) Tracey Ullman
Tracey Ullman
(1999) Jean Smart
Jean Smart
(2000) Jean Smart
Jean Smart
(2001) Cloris Leachman
Cloris Leachman
(2002) Christina Applegate
Christina Applegate
(2003) Laura Linney
Laura Linney
(2004) Kathryn Joosten
Kathryn Joosten
(2005) Cloris Leachman
Cloris Leachman
(2006) Elaine Stritch
Elaine Stritch
(2007) Kathryn Joosten
Kathryn Joosten
(2008) Tina Fey
Tina Fey
(2009) Betty White
Betty White
(2010) Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow
(2011) Kathy Bates
Kathy Bates
(2012) Melissa Leo
Melissa Leo
(2013) Uzo Aduba
Uzo Aduba
(2014) Joan Cusack
Joan Cusack
(2015) Tina Fey
Tina Fey
& Amy Poehler
Amy Poehler
(2016) Melissa McCarthy
Melissa McCarthy
(2017)

v t e

Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Gertrude Berg
Gertrude Berg
(1950) Imogene Coca
Imogene Coca
(1951) Lucille Ball
Lucille Ball
(1952) Eve Arden
Eve Arden
(1953) Lucille Ball
Lucille Ball
(1955) Nanette Fabray
Nanette Fabray
(1956) Jane Wyatt
Jane Wyatt
(1957) Jane Wyatt
Jane Wyatt
(1959) Jane Wyatt
Jane Wyatt
(1960) Barbara Stanwyck
Barbara Stanwyck
(1961) Shirley Booth
Shirley Booth
(1962) Shirley Booth
Shirley Booth
(1963) Mary Tyler Moore
Mary Tyler Moore
(1964) No Award (1965) Mary Tyler Moore
Mary Tyler Moore
(1966) Lucille Ball
Lucille Ball
(1967) Lucille Ball
Lucille Ball
(1968) Hope Lange
Hope Lange
(1969) Hope Lange
Hope Lange
(1970) Jean Stapleton
Jean Stapleton
(1971) Jean Stapleton
Jean Stapleton
(1972) Mary Tyler Moore
Mary Tyler Moore
(1973) Mary Tyler Moore
Mary Tyler Moore
(1974) Valerie Harper
Valerie Harper
(1975) Mary Tyler Moore
Mary Tyler Moore
(1976) Bea Arthur
Bea Arthur
(1977) Jean Stapleton
Jean Stapleton
(1978) Ruth Gordon
Ruth Gordon
(1979) Cathryn Damon
Cathryn Damon
(1980) Isabel Sanford
Isabel Sanford
(1981) Carol Kane
Carol Kane
(1982) Shelley Long
Shelley Long
(1983) Jane Curtin
Jane Curtin
(1984) Jane Curtin
Jane Curtin
(1985) Betty White
Betty White
(1986) Rue McClanahan
Rue McClanahan
(1987) Bea Arthur
Bea Arthur
(1988) Candice Bergen
Candice Bergen
(1989) Candice Bergen
Candice Bergen
(1990) Kirstie Alley
Kirstie Alley
(1991) Candice Bergen
Candice Bergen
(1992) Roseanne Barr
Roseanne Barr
(1993) Candice Bergen
Candice Bergen
(1994) Candice Bergen
Candice Bergen
(1995) Helen Hunt
Helen Hunt
(1996) Helen Hunt
Helen Hunt
(1997) Helen Hunt
Helen Hunt
(1998) Helen Hunt
Helen Hunt
(1999) Patricia Heaton
Patricia Heaton
(2000) Patricia Heaton
Patricia Heaton
(2001) Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston
(2002) Debra Messing
Debra Messing
(2003) Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker
(2004) Felicity Huffman
Felicity Huffman
(2005) Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
(2006) America Ferrera
America Ferrera
(2007) Tina Fey
Tina Fey
(2008) Toni Collette
Toni Collette
(2009) Edie Falco
Edie Falco
(2010) Melissa McCarthy
Melissa McCarthy
(2011) Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
(2012) Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
(2013) Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
(2014) Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
(2015) Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
(2016) Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
(2017)

v t e

Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Vivian Vance
Vivian Vance
(1953) Audrey Meadows
Audrey Meadows
(1954) Nanette Fabray
Nanette Fabray
(1955) Pat Carroll (1956) Ann B. Davis
Ann B. Davis
(1957) Ann B. Davis
Ann B. Davis
(1959) Alice Pearce
Alice Pearce
(1966) Frances Bavier
Frances Bavier
(1967) Marion Lorne
Marion Lorne
(1968) Karen Valentine
Karen Valentine
(1970) Valerie Harper
Valerie Harper
(1971) Sally Struthers
Sally Struthers
/ Valerie Harper
Valerie Harper
(TIE) (1972) Valerie Harper
Valerie Harper
(1973) Cloris Leachman
Cloris Leachman
(1974) Betty White
Betty White
(1975) Betty White
Betty White
(1976) Mary Kay Place (1977) Julie Kavner
Julie Kavner
(1978) Sally Struthers
Sally Struthers
(1979) Loretta Swit
Loretta Swit
(1980) Eileen Brennan
Eileen Brennan
(1981) Loretta Swit
Loretta Swit
(1982) Carol Kane
Carol Kane
(1983) Rhea Perlman
Rhea Perlman
(1984) Rhea Perlman
Rhea Perlman
(1985) Rhea Perlman
Rhea Perlman
(1986) Jackée Harry
Jackée Harry
(1987) Estelle Getty
Estelle Getty
(1988) Rhea Perlman
Rhea Perlman
(1989) Bebe Neuwirth
Bebe Neuwirth
(1990) Bebe Neuwirth
Bebe Neuwirth
(1991) Laurie Metcalf
Laurie Metcalf
(1992) Laurie Metcalf
Laurie Metcalf
(1993) Laurie Metcalf
Laurie Metcalf
(1994) Christine Baranski
Christine Baranski
(1995) Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
(1996) Kristen Johnston
Kristen Johnston
(1997) Lisa Kudrow
Lisa Kudrow
(1998) Kristen Johnston
Kristen Johnston
(1999) Megan Mullally
Megan Mullally
(2000) Doris Roberts
Doris Roberts
(2001) Doris Roberts
Doris Roberts
(2002) Doris Roberts
Doris Roberts
(2003) Cynthia Nixon
Cynthia Nixon
(2004) Doris Roberts
Doris Roberts
(2005) Megan Mullally
Megan Mullally
(2006) Jaime Pressly
Jaime Pressly
(2007) Jean Smart
Jean Smart
(2008) Kristin Chenoweth
Kristin Chenoweth
(2009) Jane Lynch
Jane Lynch
(2010) Julie Bowen
Julie Bowen
(2011) Julie Bowen
Julie Bowen
(2012) Merritt Wever
Merritt Wever
(2013) Allison Janney
Allison Janney
(2014) Allison Janney
Allison Janney
(2015) Kate McKinnon (2016) Kate McKinnon (2017)

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Daytime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
Lifetime Achievement

Charita Bauer, Larry Haines, Mary Stuart (1985) Pamela Ilott (1986) Mark Goodson
Mark Goodson
(1990) William J. Bell
William J. Bell
(1992) Douglas Marland (1993) Dick Clark
Dick Clark
(1994) Betty Corday, Ted Corday
Ted Corday
(1995) Phil Donahue
Phil Donahue
(1996) Fred Rogers
Fred Rogers
(1997) Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey
(1998) Bob Barker
Bob Barker
(1999) Barbara Walters
Barbara Walters
(2000) Ralph Edwards
Ralph Edwards
(2001) John Cannon (2002) Art Linkletter
Art Linkletter
(2003) Rachel Ames, John Clark, Jeanne Cooper, Eileen Fulton, Don Hastings, Anna Lee, Ray MacDonnell, Frances Reid, Helen Wagner, Ruth Warrick (2004) Merv Griffin
Merv Griffin
(2005) Caroll Spinney
Caroll Spinney
(2006) Lee Phillip Bell, James Lipton
James Lipton
(2007) Regis Philbin
Regis Philbin
(2008) Sesame Street
Sesame Street
(2009) Agnes Nixon
Agnes Nixon
(2010) Pat Sajak, Alex Trebek
Alex Trebek
(2011) Bill Geddie (2012) Monty Hall, Bob Stewart (2013) Russell Morash (2014) Betty White
Betty White
(2015) Sonia Manzano
Sonia Manzano
(2016) Mary Hart
Mary Hart
(2017)

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Daytime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Game Show Host

Peter Marshall (1974) Peter Marshall (1975) Allen Ludden
Allen Ludden
(1976) Bert Convy
Bert Convy
(1977) Richard Dawson
Richard Dawson
(1978) Dick Clark
Dick Clark
(1979) Peter Marshall (1980) Peter Marshall (1981) Bob Barker
Bob Barker
(1982) Betty White
Betty White
(1983) Bob Barker
Bob Barker
(1984) Dick Clark
Dick Clark
(1985) Dick Clark
Dick Clark
(1986) Bob Barker
Bob Barker
(1987) Bob Barker
Bob Barker
(1988) Alex Trebek
Alex Trebek
(1989) Bob Barker
Bob Barker
/ Alex Trebek
Alex Trebek
(1990) Bob Barker
Bob Barker
(1991) Bob Barker
Bob Barker
(1992) Pat Sajak
Pat Sajak
(1993) Bob Barker
Bob Barker
(1994) Bob Barker
Bob Barker
(1995) Bob Barker
Bob Barker
(1996) Pat Sajak
Pat Sajak
(1997) Pat Sajak
Pat Sajak
(1998) Ben Stein
Ben Stein
and Jimmy Kimmel
Jimmy Kimmel
(1999) Bob Barker
Bob Barker
/ Tom Bergeron
Tom Bergeron
(2000) Regis Philbin
Regis Philbin
(2001) Bob Barker
Bob Barker
(2002) Alex Trebek
Alex Trebek
(2003) Bob Barker
Bob Barker
(2004) Meredith Vieira
Meredith Vieira
(2005) Alex Trebek
Alex Trebek
(2006) Bob Barker
Bob Barker
(2007) Alex Trebek
Alex Trebek
(2008) Meredith Vieira
Meredith Vieira
(2009) Ben Bailey
Ben Bailey
(2010) Ben Bailey
Ben Bailey
(2011) Todd Newton
Todd Newton
(2012) Ben Bailey
Ben Bailey
(2013) Steve Harvey
Steve Harvey
(2014) Craig Ferguson
Craig Ferguson
(2015) Craig Ferguson
Craig Ferguson
(2016) Steve Harvey
Steve Harvey
(2017)

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Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Best Spoken Word Album

1959−1980

Stan Freberg
Stan Freberg
– The Best of the Stan Freberg
Stan Freberg
Shows (1959) Carl Sandburg
Carl Sandburg
Lincoln Portrait (1960) Robert Bialek (producer) – FDR Speaks (1961) Leonard Bernstein
Leonard Bernstein
– Humor in Music (1962) Charles Laughton
Charles Laughton
– The Story-Teller: A Session With Charles Laughton (1963) Edward Albee
Edward Albee
(playwright) – Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
(1964) That Was the Week That Was
That Was the Week That Was
BBC
BBC
Tribute to John F. Kennedy (1965) Goddard Lieberson
Goddard Lieberson
(producer) – John F. Kennedy - As We Remember Him (1966) Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
- A Reporter Remembers, Vol. I The War Years (1967) Everett Dirksen
Everett Dirksen
– Gallant Men (1968) Rod McKuen
Rod McKuen
– Lonesome Cities (1969) Art Linkletter
Art Linkletter
& Diane Linkletter – We Love You Call Collect (1970) Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr.
– Why I Oppose the War in Vietnam (1971) Les Crane
Les Crane
– Desiderata (1972) Bruce Botnick (producer) – Lenny performed by the original Broadway cast (1973) Richard Harris
Richard Harris
Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1974) Peter Cook
Peter Cook
and Dudley Moore
Dudley Moore
– Good Evening (1975) James Whitmore
James Whitmore
Give 'em Hell, Harry!
Give 'em Hell, Harry!
(1976) Henry Fonda, Helen Hayes, James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
and Orson Welles
Orson Welles
- Great American Documents (1977) Julie Harris – The Belle of Amherst
The Belle of Amherst
(1978) Orson Welles
Orson Welles
Citizen Kane
Citizen Kane
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1979) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
– Ages of Man - Readings From Shakespeare
Shakespeare
(1980)

1981−2000

Pat Carroll – Gertrude Stein, Gertrude Stein, Gertrude Stein
Gertrude Stein
(1981) Orson Welles
Orson Welles
Donovan's Brain
Donovan's Brain
(1982) Tom Voegeli (producer) – Raiders of the Lost Ark
Raiders of the Lost Ark
- The Movie on Record performed by Various Artists (1983) William Warfield
William Warfield
Lincoln Portrait (1984) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
– The Words of Gandhi (1985) Mike Berniker (producer) & the original Broadway cast – Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (1986) Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chips Moman, Ricky Nelson, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins
Carl Perkins
and Sam Phillips
Sam Phillips
– Interviews From the Class of '55 Recording Sessions (1987) Garrison Keillor
Garrison Keillor
Lake Wobegon Days (1988) Jesse Jackson
Jesse Jackson
– Speech by Rev. Jesse Jackson
Jesse Jackson
(1989) Gilda Radner
Gilda Radner
– It's Always Something (1990) George Burns
George Burns
– Gracie: A Love Story (1991) Ken Burns
Ken Burns
– The Civil War (1992) Earvin "Magic" Johnson and Robert O'Keefe – What You Can Do to Avoid AIDS (1993) Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou
On the Pulse of Morning
On the Pulse of Morning
(1994) Henry Rollins
Henry Rollins
– Get in the Van (1995) Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou
– Phenomenal Woman (1996) Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton
It Takes a Village (1997) Charles Kuralt
Charles Kuralt
– Charles Kuralt's Spring (1998) Christopher Reeve
Christopher Reeve
Still Me
Still Me
(1999) LeVar Burton
LeVar Burton
– The Autobiography of Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr.
(2000)

2001−present

Sidney Poitier, Rick Harris & John Runnette (producers) – The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography (2001) Quincy Jones, Jeffrey S. Thomas, Steven Strassman (engineers) and Elisa Shokoff (producer) – Q: The Autobiography of Quincy Jones (2002) Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou
and Charles B. Potter (producer) – A Song Flung Up to Heaven / Robin Williams, Nathaniel Kunkel (engineer/mixer) and Peter Asher (producer) – Live 2002 (2003) Al Franken
Al Franken
and Paul Ruben (producer) – Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them (2004) Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton
– My Life (2005) Barack Obama
Barack Obama
Dreams from My Father
Dreams from My Father
(2006) Jimmy Carter
Jimmy Carter
– Our Endangered Values: America's Moral Crisis / Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee
Ruby Dee
- With Ossie and Ruby (2007) Barack Obama
Barack Obama
and Jacob Bronstein (producer) – The Audacity of Hope (2008) Beau Bridges, Cynthia Nixon
Cynthia Nixon
and Blair Underwood
Blair Underwood
– An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore
Al Gore
(2009) Michael J. Fox
Michael J. Fox
– Always Looking Up (2010) Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart
– The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart
Presents Earth (The Audiobook) (2011) Betty White
Betty White
– If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won't) (2012) Janis Ian
Janis Ian
– Society's Child (2013) Stephen Colbert
Stephen Colbert
– America Again: Re-becoming The Greatness We Never Weren't (2014) Joan Rivers
Joan Rivers
– Diary of a Mad Diva (2015) Jimmy Carter
Jimmy Carter
– A Full Life: Reflections at 90 (2016) Carol Burnett
Carol Burnett
– In Such Good Company: Eleven Years of Laughter, Mayhem, and Fun in the Sandbox (2017) Carrie Fisher
Carrie Fisher
The Princess Diarist
The Princess Diarist
(2018)

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Screen Actors Guild
Screen Actors Guild
Life Achievement Award

1962: Eddie Cantor 1963: Stan Laurel 1965: Bob Hope 1966: Barbara Stanwyck 1967: William Gargan 1968: James Stewart 1969: Edward G. Robinson 1970: Gregory Peck 1971: Charlton Heston 1972: Frank Sinatra 1973: Martha Raye 1974: Walter Pidgeon 1975: Rosalind Russell 1976: Pearl Bailey 1977: James Cagney 1978: Edgar Bergen 1979: Katharine Hepburn 1980: Leon Ames 1982: Danny Kaye 1983: Ralph Bellamy 1984: Iggie Wolfington 1985: Paul Newman
Paul Newman
and Joanne Woodward 1986: Nanette Fabray 1987: Red Skelton 1988: Gene Kelly 1989: Jack Lemmon 1990: Brock Peters 1991: Burt Lancaster 1992: Audrey Hepburn 1993: Ricardo Montalbán 1994: George Burns 1995: Robert Redford 1996: Angela Lansbury 1997: Elizabeth Taylor 1998: Kirk Douglas 1999: Sidney Poitier 2000: Ossie Davis
Ossie Davis
and Ruby Dee 2001: Ed Asner 2002: Clint Eastwood 2003: Karl Malden 2004: James Garner 2005: Shirley Temple 2006: Julie Andrews 2007: Charles Durning 2008: James Earl Jones 2009: Betty White 2010: Ernest Borgnine 2011: Mary Tyler Moore 2012: Dick Van Dyke 2013: Rita Moreno 2014: Debbie Reynolds 2015: Carol Burnett 2016: Lily Tomlin 2017: Morgan Freeman

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Screen Actors Guild Award
Screen Actors Guild Award
for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

Helen Hunt
Helen Hunt
(1994) Christine Baranski
Christine Baranski
(1995) Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
(1996) Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
(1997) Tracey Ullman
Tracey Ullman
(1998) Lisa Kudrow
Lisa Kudrow
(1999) Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker
(2000) Megan Mullally
Megan Mullally
(2001) Megan Mullally
Megan Mullally
(2002) Megan Mullally
Megan Mullally
(2003) Teri Hatcher
Teri Hatcher
(2004) Felicity Huffman
Felicity Huffman
(2005) America Ferrera
America Ferrera
(2006) Tina Fey
Tina Fey
(2007) Tina Fey
Tina Fey
(2008) Tina Fey
Tina Fey
(2009) Betty White
Betty White
(2010) Betty White
Betty White
(2011) Tina Fey
Tina Fey
(2012) Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
(2013) Uzo Aduba
Uzo Aduba
(2014) Uzo Aduba
Uzo Aduba
(2015) Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
(2016) Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
(2017)

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TCA Career Achievement Award

Grant Tinker
Grant Tinker
(1985) Walter Cronkite
Walter Cronkite
(1986) Hill Street Blues
Hill Street Blues
(1987) David Brinkley
David Brinkley
(1988) Lucille Ball
Lucille Ball
(1989) Jim Henson
Jim Henson
(1990) Brandon Tartikoff
Brandon Tartikoff
(1991) Johnny Carson
Johnny Carson
(1992) Bob Hope
Bob Hope
(1993) Charles Kuralt
Charles Kuralt
(1994) Ted Turner
Ted Turner
(1995) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
(1996) Fred Rogers
Fred Rogers
(1997) Roone Arledge (1998) Norman Lear
Norman Lear
(1999) Dick Van Dyke
Dick Van Dyke
(2000) Sid Caesar
Sid Caesar
(2001) Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby
(2002) Carl Reiner
Carl Reiner
(2003) Don Hewitt
Don Hewitt
(2004) Bob Newhart
Bob Newhart
(2005) Carol Burnett
Carol Burnett
(2006) Mary Tyler Moore
Mary Tyler Moore
(2007) Lorne Michaels
Lorne Michaels
(2008) Betty White
Betty White
(2009) James Garner
James Garner
(2010) Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey
(2011) David Letterman
David Letterman
(2012) Barbara Walters
Barbara Walters
(2013) James Burrows (2014) James L. Brooks
James L. Brooks
(2015) Lily Tomlin
Lily Tomlin
(2016) Ken Burns
Ken Burns
(2017)

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Television Hall of Fame Class of 1995

Michael Landon Richard Levinson and William Link Jim McKay Bill Moyers Dick Van Dyke Betty White

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