Betty White is one of the most successful and beloved actresses in Hollywood — and she has the paychecks to prove it!
Though Betty first got her showbiz start in 1939 with her breakout role on a local LA TV show, The Merry Widow, her recent surge in popularity has solidified her as a modern pop culture icon.
Betty on set in January 1956. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
In addition to working as an actress, animal rights activist, author, comedian, radio host, singer, and television personality, Betty is also recognized as the first woman to produce a sitcom and now holds the impressive honor of having the longest television career for a female entertainer.
Throughout her 75-year Hollywood career, Betty has won seven Emmy awards, three American Comedy Awards, three SAG awards, and a Grammy. She also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, is a Television Hall of Fame inductee and a Disney Legend.
Betty has additionally appeared in several hit movies including Ponyo (2008), The Proposal (2009), You Again (2010), and The Lorax (2012), just to name a few!
In a previous interview with Closer Weekly, Betty exclusively opened up about her Hollywood success and longevity. “The fact that I have this kind of health at this age is really a blessing,” she confessed.
“The fact that people still ask [for] me and find [work] for me to do, I’m thrilled,” Betty added. “There are those who think I’m going to be around forever, and they could be right!”
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