SAN ANGELO, TX –– January 17, 2022, was supposed to be Betty White's 100th birthday with the iconic actress celebrating with fans across the world. She passed away on December 31st, just hours before the new year began.
Born as the only child of Christine Tess and Horace Logan White, Betty Marion White was born in Oak Park, Illinois, on January 17, 1922. Making her older than sliced bread, penicillin, and the ballpoint pen.
In anticipation of her historic birthday, a 100-minute film will debute for one day only, covering White's career, friends, advocacy efforts, and day-to-day life. Fans are invited to check their local theatre for listings of "Betty White: A Celebration."
Hallmark will also be honoring the late actress by airing a 40-episode marathon of "The Golden Girls" and the 2011 Hallmark film "The Lost Valentine."
During WWII, White volunteered for the American Women's Voluntary Services to deliver military supplies to the Hollywood Hills.
In the 50s, White hosted and produced the daily talk show "The Betty White Show" where she made headlines after featuring an African-American tap dancer, Arthur Duncan, as a regular on the show. In addition to spending decades as an actress, White was the first woman to produce a sitcom in the United States.
Dozens of films and tv appearances will forever make White an icon in American culture.
As a passionate advocate for animal rights, White established the White Wildlife Fund to help save marine life. Fans are invited to donate to their favorite animal charities in her name.
“Everybody needs a passion. That’s what keeps life interesting. If you live without passion, you can go through life without leaving any footprints.” –– Betty White