IN MEMORIAM December 31, 2021

Betty White, 99

The Golden Girl and First Lady of Game Shows has died.

Actress and television personality Betty White has passed away at the age of 99, according to TMZ.

In the game show world, Betty White was a staple of game shows for over 7 decades—from Password, hosted by her husband Allen Ludden, to Match Game, to her own game show, Just Men in 1983, for which she was the first woman to receive the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host.

In a statement to People magazine, Betty White’s agent and friend Jeff Witjaz confirms the report. “Even though Betty was about to be 100, I thought she would live forever. I will miss her terribly and so will the animal world that she loved so much. I don’t think Betty ever feared passing because she always wanted to be with her most beloved husband Allen Ludden. She believed she would be with him again.” 

Outside of game shows, White was a fixture on television, most notably as Rose Nylund on the hit NBC sitcom The Golden Girls. Her career began as a radio actress in the 1940s before transitioning to television in the 1950s.

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