Betty White Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


27th January 2017

Tweet: "Mary Tyler Moore, Grant Tinker, Allen Ludden and I had some of the best times of my life together. She was special." Betty White pays tribute to Mary Tyler Moore following her death on Wednesday (25Jan17) aged 80. Betty shared a picture of herself with Mary and their then-husbands on Twitter.


17th January 2017

Quote: "I keep thinking, 'Betty, you're 95 years old!' I'm so blessed with good health and faculties and I've got memories and all that. You can't really expect that at 95... I am the luckiest old broad on two feet!" Actress Betty White celebrates her 95th birthday.


1st August 2015

Quote: "You don't want to hear some of the things I want to do to that man. It's such a heartbreaker. You can't even talk about it, and to see this king of the jungle and personifying it in every way, this gorgeous creature. How can somebody do that?" Actress Betty White joins animal lovers worldwide in condemning Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer for killing Zimbabwe's beloved Cecil the lion during a recent hunting expedition.


17th April 2015

Quote: "I'm the most spoiled old broad in captivity, but I appreciate it so much. How lucky can you be at this age?" Actress Betty White prepares for her upcoming lifetime achievement awards at Saturday's (18Apr15) TV Land Awards and at the Daytime Emmy Awards later this month (Apr15).


17th April 2015

Quote: "I slipped and fell in the kitchen... I never go in the kitchen, because it's dangerous." Veteran actress Betty White explains her black eye.


30th March 2015

Quote: "Robert Redford is (my guilty pleasure). I'm sure by now he does (know) because I've been talking about him for 20 years, so I'm sure by now he has a little suspicion that he's the man of my dreams." Veteran actress Betty White is still hoping for a meeting with her favourite movie star.


30th March 2015

Quote: "I wasted a whole year that Allen and I could have had together, saying, 'No, I won't marry you. No, I won't leave California. No, I won't move to New York'. And I wasted a whole year we could have had together." Veteran actress Betty White still regrets taking a year to agree to move to New York to be with her late husband, U.S. TV personality Allen Ludden, who died from stomach cancer in 1981.


9th October 2014

Fact: Veteran actors Betty White and Bob Newhart put on their dancing shoes to recreate the iconic scene between Uma Thurman and John Travolta in Pulp Fiction for People magazine's upcoming 40th anniversary issue. Other celebrities recreating classic movie scenes include Mindy Kaling and BJ Novak, who revisited When Harry Met Sally..., Kevin Hart and Shaquille O'Neal, who took on 1988 comedy Twins, and comedian Andy Samberg, who portrayed E.T. with pal Seth Meyers carrying him in his bicycle basket.


29th April 2014

Quote: "I would love it if it were Meryl Streep or Julie Andrews but they would probably cast someone like Chris Rock." Veteran actress Betty White on who she would want to play her in a biopic.


15th January 2014

Quote: "Hot dogs are the reason why I'm 92. I'm a health nut as you can plainly see. People think, 'Oh it's just junk food!' Not if you live on it." Veteran entertainer Betty White, who turns 92 on Friday (17Jan14), spills her diet secrets and the key to living a long life.


6th September 2013

Fact: Former Golden Girls star Betty White is officially a record breaker at 91. The actress is in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the longest Tv career of any female entertainer ever. White has spent 74 years on the small screen - and she's still acting in U.S. sitcom Hot in Cleveland.


22nd July 2013

Fact: Veteran actress Betty White's hit U.S. Tv comedy Hot In Cleveland is set to be adapted for audiences in Russia. The new version of the show will follow a similar storyline and revolve around a group of best friends from Moscow who decide to settle in a small town and start an unlikely new life.


12th July 2013

Fact: Betty White's candid camera prank show Off Their Rockers has been cancelled after two seasons. The series featured the actress/comedienne overseeing elderly stars playing practical jokes on younger folks. The show launched last year (12) after a Tv tribute to White to mark her 90th birthday, and picked up 12 million viewers, but ratings have since declined.


24th December 2012

Quote: "He's my family. It's just the two of us for Christmas because I'm alone, and so we just have a cosy day all day. We look forward to that all year." Actress Betty White loves spending the holidays with her beloved Golden Retriever, Pontiac.


25th September 2012

Fact: Robin Williams, Betty White, Malin Akerman and celebrity couple Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt have teamed up to sing the Beatles' Hey Jude anthem for a new public service announcement. The actors join singers Jennifer Hudson and Darius Rucker in the new Hey St. Jude video, in which celebrities sing the hit alongside sick kids and staff at the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The promo was filmed to encourage people to visit new website HeyStJude.org and donate to the Memphis, Tennessee based medical centre.


27th August 2012

Fact: Betty White has taken out a full-page ad in The Hollywood Reporter to congratulate her Hot in Cleveland co-star Valerie Bertinelli on her Hollywood Walk of Fame star honour. White writes: "Dearest Valerie, I promise not to step on your star." The actress unveiled her latest honour on 22 August (12).


14th June 2012

Quote: "It was a thrill to be with Mr. Obama, but the big thrill was being with Bo, their dog. He's the cutest guy you've ever seen in your life. I spent a half-hour with him on my lap." Animal-loving actress Betty White was excited about meeting U.S. President Barack Obama's dog when she visited the White House on Monday (11Jul12).


18th May 2012

Quote: "Fortunately I didn't understand a lot of the jokes... So I was fine! My favourite that was there was (The Artist dog) Uggie... He was up there behaving and enjoying the whole roast. Liza Minnelli was there. It was just phenomenal. Unfortunately I expected them to really tear me apart but they didn't." TV legend Betty White had a blast at her Friar's Club roast on Wednesday (16May12).


11th April 2012

Fact: Golden Girls legend Betty White has joined Twitter.com. Signing in to the social networking site on Tuesday (10Apr12), she wrote, "Hello Twitter! And they said it would never happen. Oh wait, that was me."


27th March 2012

Fact: Veteran broadcaster Barbara Walters will take on roastmaster duties for actress Betty White's induction into the legendary Friars Club in New York on 16 May (12).


8th February 2012

Fact: Los Angeles Zoo's baby orangutan has been named Elka after Betty White's character on hit sitcom Hot in Cleveland. The sitcom's producers donated cash to the zoo and White is the tourist attraction's co-chairman.


25th January 2012

Fact: Rocker Slash and Betty White are shooting an ad for the Los Angeles Zoo's new reptile exhibit.


17th November 2011

Fact: Actress Betty White is set to mark her landmark 90th birthday with a TV special on U.S. network NBC. The Golden Girls veteran will be saluted by a number of stars at a dinner-style bash, which is set to air ahead of the milestone on 17 January (12).


16th August 2011

Fact: Veteran actress Betty White has just finished work on her sixth book - about the Los Angeles Zoo.


14th July 2011

Quote: "I'll probably go back to the same store, called the back of my closet." Betty White on what she'll wear at the Emmy Awards. The aged actress has been nominated for a Best Supporting Actress honour alongside Jane Lynch and Sofia Vergara for her role in Hot In Cleveland.


6th May 2011

Quote: "Why do you make it sound like such a remote possibility? I mean, 'Is there a possibility? How in the world?!' Of course I do." Betty White, 89, takes offence after David Letterman's asks if she still dates.


5th May 2011

Quote: "I have good genes, but I'm a health nut. My favourite food (is) hot dogs with french fries. And I get a lot of exercise. I have a two-storey house with a very bad memory." Actress Betty White, 89, jokes about how she maintains good health.


3rd March 2011

Fact: Matt Damon gifted Betty White with a bunch of flowers in celebration of the Golden Girl's recent 89th birthday when they both appeared as guests on U.S. TV's Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Tuesday (01Mar11).


31st January 2011

Quote: "I cannot believe this! And to get up those stairs, that's not easy. I must say, this is the biggest surprise I've ever had in this business." Veteran actress Betty White was stunned to receive the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series for her role in hit U.S. show Hot in Cleveland.


27th January 2011

Quote: "It's a cliche answer but when you've found the best, who needs the rest?" Veteran actress Betty White has never considered remarrying since the death of her beloved husband ALLEN LUDDEN in 1981.


20th January 2011

Quote: "She eats c**p. She eats Red Vines, hot dogs, French fries and Diet Coke. If that's key, maybe she's preserved because of all the preservatives." HOT IN CLEVELAND star Jane Leeves reveals a diet of junk food and candy got Betty White to her 89th birthday.


30th December 2010

Quote: "A woman should never have (plastic surgery) to look younger. To fix little things here and there, maybe. To look a little fresher, OK. But you're always going to look your age. I love that she is so relevant and still taking risks at 89. I want to be her when I grow up." Sexy actress Sofia Vergara takes her cues on aging gracefully from Hollywood veteran Betty White.


29th October 2010

Quote: "I don't care who anybody sleeps with. 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." Veteran actress Betty White backs same-sex marriage.


28th October 2010

Quote: "I’ve always liked older men. They’re just more attractive to me. Of course, at my age there aren’t that many left!" Actress Betty White is still on the hunt for love at 88.


5th October 2010

Quote: "Does desire melt away with age? I'm waiting for that day to come." Veteran actress Betty White is not feeling the effects of ageing.


5th October 2010

Quote: "I married my first husband because we wanted to sleep together. It lasted six months and we were in bed for six months." Betty White jokes about her short-lived marriage to DICk Barker in 1945.


22nd September 2010

Fact: Animal lover Betty White has been named chairwoman of the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association.


13th September 2010

Quote: "Robert Redford. But I'm not sure if he'd be up for that." Golden Girls veteran Betty White has a crush on the Oscar-winning actor/director.


27th August 2010

Quote: "Fifteen-year-olds tell me, 'Betty, you really rock,' and I'll respond, 'How do you even know me? You weren't even born when I was on my shows!'" Veteran comedienne Betty White is surprised she has so many young fans.


26th August 2010

Quote: "I don't do dope jokes. I don't think dope's funny or fun. My characters won't smoke." Funnywoman Betty White doesn't think getting high makes for good comedy.


11th August 2010

Fact: Pop star Joe Jonas stars as actress Valerie Bertinelli's son in his upcoming cameo in Betty White's hit TV comedy HOT IN CLEVELAND. The episode is due to air in the U.S. on Wednesday (11Aug10).


28th July 2010

Quote: "I would love to have her do the show but she's constantly employed. I'm just trying to see if I can get her for dinner." Desperate Housewives executive producer MARC CHERRY, who also worked on Golden Girls, wants red-hot comedic veteran Betty White to make a cameo on the hit TV drama.


9th July 2010

Fact: Former Golden Girls star Betty White is releasing her own calendar for 2011. The memorabilia item will go on sale in September (10) and all profits will be donated to the Morris Animal Foundation, of which White is a trustee.


9th July 2010

Fact: Betty White's career is officially back on track - network bosses at TV Land have commissioned the Golden Girls star's new sitcom HOT IN CLEVELAND for a second season, just a month after the show debuted and became the most-watched programme in the history of the U.S. cable channel (Jun10).


22nd June 2010

Fact: Golden Girls star Betty White is a big hit on TV again - her new sitcom HOT IN CLEVELAND became the most-watched programme in the history of U.S. cable network when it debuted last week (16Jun10).


16th June 2010

Quote: "Old friends will come up (to me) and I kinda don't recognise them." Aged actress Betty White on pals who overdo the cosmetic surgery.


16th June 2010

Fact: Cardboard cut-outs of Justin Bieber, Oprah Winfrey, Betty White and Susan Boyle were used for target practice during a paintball shoot-out featuring THE A-Team on U.S. late-night show Lopez Tonight on Monday (14Jun10).


15th June 2010

Quote: "She's doing wonderfully. I thought it was so brilliant of her to say, 'Don't worry about me, I'm fine,' and address the subject, because she is fine." Veteran actress Betty White admires the way her The Proposal co-star Sandra Bullock has handled media scrutiny following the cheating scandal that ended her marriage to Jesse James in March (10).


12th June 2010

Quote: "I'm the last, I'm the survivor. And it's so ironic, because I was the oldest of all four of them." Betty White on becoming the surviving member of The Golden Girls, following the recent death of co-star Rue McClanahan.


13th May 2010

Quote: "He didn't get fresh, he just got desperate I guess! He walked by and patted me... not on the shoulder!" Veteran actress Betty White jokes about flirting with rap superstar JAY-Z during her guest hosting spot on U.S. comedy sketch show Saturday Night Live last weekend (08May10).


8th May 2010

Quote: "Jay-Z has 99 Problems... This b**ch ain't one of them." Actress Betty White on hosting U.S. TV show Saturday Night Live with the rap mogul as her musical guest.


18th March 2010

Quote: "My standard answer is always Robert Redford. But that doesn't get me anywhere. I never want to (meet him). I just want to enjoy it from a distance. I would be panicky if I ever met him. I've taken his name in vain for so long. I just don't ever want to meet him. It would spoil all the fun. I want to fantasise and talk about him behind his back." Veteran actress Betty White on her longtime crush.


18th March 2010

Quote: "It all came out of nowhere. Somebody put (it on) Facebook. And they began to get hits. Years and years ago, I turned it down like three times because it's so New York and I'm not New York. I just thought the safe way to play it was not to do it. Well, then all of a sudden, this thing came and the next thing I know I'm going to be doing it in May." Betty White on the internet campaign which landed her a guest spot on U.S. TV show Saturday Night Live.


18th March 2010

Quote: "Dating is work now. It used to be fun, but dating is kind of work now." Veteran actress Betty White has given up dating at the age of 88.


18th March 2010

Quote: "I was so excited. I couldn't be more thrilled. And it's not easy to root for somebody when Meryl Streep is also in the contention. But I just was delighted. And what's happened to her is she is one of the nicest, greatest most human beings that I know." Betty White on seeing her The Proposal co-star Sandra Bullock win the Best Actress Academy Award for her role in THE BLIND SIDE.


2nd March 2010

Quote: "I think Betty White is probably one of the sexiest women in America." TWILIGHT hunk Robert Pattinson jokes about his attraction to the beloved veteran comedienne.


19th February 2010

Quote: "I want Sandra Bullock to win. We talk all the time, and she knows I'm in her camp!" Legendary comedienne Betty White is pulling for THE BLIND SIDE star to win the coveted Oscar for Best Actress at next month's (07Mar10) ceremony.


14th June 2009

Fact: Veteran actress Betty White stunned American TV audiences when she paused an interview to guzzle down glasses of beer. The former Golden Girls star, 87, accepted a challenge from late night host Jimmy Fallon to join him in a friendly game of beer pong on Thursday (11Jun09), sending the live audience cheering when Fallon won the drinking match and left White to gulp down the leftover booze.


14th February 2007

Quote: "It's a lack of respect for the profession that they're in. I think they should take a long, hard look at how lucky they are." Former Golden Girls star Betty White attacks Hollywood's party girls.


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