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Old 12-31-21, 01:16 PM
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RIP Betty White - Dead at 99

Beloved actress, comedian and American icon Betty White has died, just weeks before a milestone birthday ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Betty passed away at her home Friday morning.

A trailblazer and pioneer in media, Betty had the longest running career in TV as a female prior to her death -- having starred in multiple shows over the past 8 decades, starting in 1939. Betty is perhaps most famous for her lead role as Rose Nylund in "The Golden Girls," which ran from 1985 to 1992. She'd been in TONS of other stuff throughout her life though.

Betty got her start in radio in the '40s, making appearances on "Blondie," "The Great Gildersleeve," and "This is Your FBI." She eventually got her own radio program. In 1949, Betty began working on a televised variety show with Al Jarvis called "Hollywood on Television" -- which she later co-hosted -- before breaking out into more TV roles in the '50s and beyond.

With 115 acting credits to her name, Betty has shown in up in productions like "Life with Elizabeth," "Date with the Angels," "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," "The Betty White Show," "The Love Boat," "Mama's Family," "The Golden Palace," "Ladies Man," "That '70s Show," "Higglytown Heroes," "Boston Legal," "The Bold and the Beautiful," "Pound Puppies," "Hot in Cleveland," and many, many, many other shows and films.

She has received numerous accolades over the course of her career, including multiple Emmys, Screen Actors Guild Awards, American Comedy Awards and even a Grammy. She's been nominated for several Golden Globes and has also been honored with lots of Lifetime Achievement Awards and celebrations through several organizations.

The last time we got Betty on camera, she was teasing starting a Facebook page for herself.

As we told you ... Betty had been extra cautious during the pandemic, mostly chilling at home and passing the time by reading, watching TV and doing crossword puzzles.

Betty was 99 and she was getting set to celebrate her 100th birthday on January 17.

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https://www.tmz.com/2021/12/31/betty...-golden-girls/
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Re: RIP Betty White - Dead at 99

That's a bummer. Didn't make it to 100.

RIP. She had an amazing life and career.
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So close 100. I guess it’s one final “Fuck you” from 2021.
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Aw, this is really sad news.
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Re: RIP Betty White - Dead at 99

This feels like one of those "needs to be confirmed by multiple reliable sources" type stories.

So just in case... RIP Betty
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Ugh, she jinxed herself.



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Her media team jinxed her. Still an awesome run.
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If true, it's weird that I've been seeing a lot of articles on Betty White the last couple days including mentions in my twitter feeds and even in youtube recommendations.
Not sure if it's simply due to the new year approaching and her 100th birthday is only a few weeks away.

And if true, that's it for the Golden Girls... all gone.
Unlike many other deaths, closing out all the actors from this show doesn't make me feel all that old - since the focus of the show back in the 80s was 4 old ladies living together. So not much time has to pass before they were all gone (although Betty White made a helluva run).
It's stuff like Night Court which already has 3 main actors gone that makes me feel old.
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Oh that sucks. I mean it was bound to happen some day but really FU 2021. RIP
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The Golden Girls was one of the first sitcoms I ever loved and Betty's character was my favorite. She had such a long and amazing career. She'll be missed.
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Forgot about The Mary Tyler Moore show. There are no main cast members left now.
4 of the 8 actors died in 2021, and 6 out of 8 in the last 2 years.
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Not only Golden Girls, but the entire cast of Mary Tyler Moore is gone now.

A great funny lady who turned into a pop culture icon!
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My day has been ruined. She was an American treasure.
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The Mary Tyler Moore Show >>>> Golden Girls, IMHO, but it’s the latter show that will lead all the obits I guess. Ed Asner, Betty White, Cloris Leachman, Gavin Macleod, it has truly been a rotten year for MTM show fans!

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Damn
She was a national , scratch that world treasure.

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Goddamn so close to 100 and she was talking recently about her celebrations.

Thanks 2021, you really sucked.
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What a bummer. She was an amazingly funny woman. I remember seeing her many times on late night shows (mostly Conan) and she was always great. I watched Golden Girls religiously as a kid, despite most of it going over my head. She will definitely be missed.
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Here’s a pic of her sitting by herself just before appearing on RAW before Wrestlemania XXX.

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I enjoyed her episodes on “Mama’s Family”. Loved that show when I was a teenager (syndicated reruns). She will be missed.
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I like that she had somewhat of a career resurgence after her foul-mouthed role in Lake Placid.
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Forgot about The Mary Tyler Moore show. There are no main cast members left now.
4 of the 8 actors died in 2021, and 6 out of 8 in the last 2 years.
I loved that show, so it's been a bummer to see all the cast going.

However, Gordy says 'Hello!' I realize he's probably not considered as the 'main cast,' but he was well known for the show.

RIP Betty. What a great life, and oh to be so loved!
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However, Gordy says 'Hello!' I realize he's probably not considered as the 'main cast,' but he was well known for the show.
He appeared in only 14 episodes out of 168. There are a ton of sitcoms in which actors have appeared in more episodes than that during its run, and are a far cry from being considered part of the main cast.
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RIP sweetheart ❤️

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