The show, which she also co-produced, garnered White her first " from 1957 to 1958.In 1954, she briefly hosted her own talk show entitled "The Betty White Show" (not to be confused with her 1970s sitcom of the same name).She made her film debut as Kansas Senator Elizabeth Ames Adams in the 1962 drama ".
When Beatrice Arthur left in 1992, White, Mc Clanahan and Getty reprised their roles Rose, Blanche and Sophia in the spin-off "". White was originally offered the role of Blanche in "The Golden Girls" and Rue Mc Clanahan was offered the role of Rose (the two characters being similar to roles they had played in "Mary Tyler Moore" and "Maude" respectively) but decided to switch in fear of being typecast.
White was originally scared to play the role of Rose, feeling that she would not be able to play the role, until the show's creator took her aside and told her not to play Rose as stupid, but to play her as someone "terminally naive, a person who always believed the first explanation of something." After "The Golden Palace" was canceled, White guest-starred on a number of television programs including "".
In that episode, titled "Here We Go Again", a spoof on "Sunset Boulevard", a diva-like White convinces Larroquette to help write her memoirs.
White also made frequent game show appearances on "".
The 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 sickeningly sweet, like Betty White,"Moore herself suggested at a production meeting, with the result of casting White.
White won two , for "Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series", for the first season of "The Golden Girls" and was nominated every year of the show's run.
) is a film and television actress with a career spanning 60 years.
White is perhaps best known for her close association with the game show, "Password", her affiliation with animal charities (Actors and Others for Animals), and her roles in the television Party, and has contributed more than ,000 to various Democratic political candidates and organizations, including Diane Feinstein and John Kerry.
Career Before embarking on her television career, White found work modeling.
She launched her television career with her portrayal of Elizabeth from 1953 to 1955.