Did You Know Betty White Held a Guinness World Record?

The deceased and beloved actor holds the Guinness Book of World Records for Longest TV Career for a Female Entertainer.

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Most of us know Betty White as an actress from Golden Girls or The Mary Tyler Moore Show, but was so much more than that.

Betty White’s Life and Career

The actress was born on January 17, 1922, in Oak Park, Illinois. Over the years, she developed an incredible resume — and not only for her artistic career

The actress kicked off her show business career as a co-host on the TV show Hollywood on Television, alongside DJ Al Jarvis. in the early 1950s, she’d produce and starred in the TV sitcom, Life with Elizabeth

Over the next eight decades, the iconic entertainer continued on to star in TV shows like CBS’ The Mary Tyler Moore Show and TV Land’s Hot in Cleveland. Perhaps most memorably, White played Rose Nylund on the NBC series The Golden Girls alongside co-stars Rue McClanahan (Blanche Devereaux), Bea Arthur (Dorothy Zbornak), and Estelle Getty (Sophia Petrillo).

In 2010, White famously became the oldest-ever celebrity guest host of Saturday Night Live. Even as she conquered Hollywood, the “First Lady of Television” also found time to fall in love three times.

Betty White passed away on the last day of 2021 at age 99. 

About That Guinness Record …

Throughout her career, Betty White earned multiple Emmy Awards, a Grammy, a Disney Legend Award, and a Guinness Book of World Records honor.

Wait … what?

Yup, it’s true. While the Guinness Book of World Records often goes to the person with the longest-dangling ear lobes, the fattest twins to ever ride motorcycles, and the like, White’s career achievement is no joke. 

She holds the Guinness Book of World Records for the Longest TV Career for a Female Entertainer.

Betty, you are still sorely missed.

Read More: “Betty White’s First Two Husbands Tried to Get Her to Leave the Show Biz

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