Only three days ago, the beloved actress, who played “Rose” on the Golden Girls, shared a link to a People magazine cover celebrating her 100th birthday. Unfortunately, Betty, who was incredibly popular with virtually every age group, didn’t make it to her 100th birthday on January 17.
She also shared an image on her Instagram account from the cover of Parade magazine’s celebration of her 100th birthday.
Today recently interviewed Betty – Like her perennially good-natured “Golden Girls” character, Rose Nylund, Betty White is an optimist — and the actress says it’s the key to her happy, healthy life.
“I know it sounds corny, but I try to see the funny side and the upside, not the downside,” White, who turns 96 this month, told Parade for the magazine’s latest cover story. “I get bored with people who complain about this or that. It’s such a waste of time.”
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Sadly, the iconic actress, Betty White, has died at the age of 99.
— Betty White (@BettyMWhite) December 28, 2021
TMZ reports – Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … Betty passed away at her home just before 9:30 AM Friday.
A trailblazer and pioneer in media, Betty had the longest-running career for any woman in TV prior to her death — starring in multiple shows over the past 8 decades, starting way back 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 big hits throughout her life, though.
Here’s a great compilation of the best of the Golden Girls “Rose”:
RIP sweet Betty White. Please pray for her and for her family.