Betty White is 96 Today! Here She is Through the Ages
America’s grandma, television icon and all-around badass woman Betty White turns 96 today. From her early days on the radio to her iconic spin as Rose Nylund, she has never failed to make us laugh. Here, some of her greatest accomplishments over the past 60+ years. Happy birthday, Betty!
1954, Age 32
After starting her career in radio, Betty briefly hosted and produced her own talk show on NBC called The Betty White Show. Anyone else hoping the network brings that baby back?
1963, Age 41
TV audiences weren’t the only ones charmed by White’s many appearances on the popular game show Password—in 1963 she married the host, Allen Ludden.
1968, Age 46
For nineteen years, White acted as hostess and commentator for the Tournament of Roses Parade.
1975, Age 53
White won two of her seven (yes, seven) Emmys for her work on The Mary Tyler Moore Show as the man-hungry “Happy Homemaker” Sue Ann Nivens.
1979, Age 57
It looks like David Letterman is just as smitten with White as the rest of us.
1982, Age 60
New life goal: Slay a song and dance duet with one of our BFFs (looking good, Carol Channing) at age 60.
1986, Age 64
The Golden Girls will forever be our favorite girlfriend sitcom. (No offense to Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha.)
1995, Age 73
In 1995 the Museum of TV & Radio honored the cast of The Mary Tyler Moore Show for being absolutely hilarious and inspiring. But seriously, what would you give to be a part of this all-star photo op?
2005, Age 83
You can’t really say you’re living your best life until you’ve spent a whole weekend binge watching The Golden Girls.
2009, Age 87
A big thank you to Tina Fey and 30 Rock for bringing White back to the small screen.
2015, Age 93
Remember when Ellen DeGeneres presented White with the People’s Choice Award for Favorite TV Icon and all of America simultaneously nodded in agreement?
2017, Age 95
Is there any better way to celebrate turning 95 than with a fruit tart, stuffed sloth and Katie Couric? We think not.
2018, Age 96
With 100+ acting credits under her belt, 96 has never looked so good. Happy birthday, Betty!