15 Incredible Photos of the Late Great Betty White

Though America’s grandma and television icon, Betty White, has sadly passed away at 99, as confirmed by her agent in a statement to People, she has left behind quite the incredible legacy.

From her early days on the radio to her iconic spin as Rose Nylund on The Golden Girls, she has never failed to make us laugh. So in her honor, we're taking a look at some of her greatest photos and greatest accomplishments throughout her decades-long career. We love you, Betty.

Ryan Reynolds & Sandra Bullock Sing a Duet for Betty White’s 98th Birthday

betty white 1954 working for nbc age 32

1. 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.

betty white 1963 as a celebrity guest on a game show age 41

2. 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.

betty white 1968 reporting for cbs radio age 46
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3. 1968, Age 46

For nineteen years, White acted as hostess and commentator for the Tournament of Roses Parade.

betty whtie 1975 a still from the mary tyler moore show age 53

4. 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.

betty white 1979 guest on the tonight show starring johnny carson age 57

5. 1979, Age 57

It looks like David Letterman was just as smitten with White as the rest of us.

betty white 1982 a still from the love boat with carol channing age 60

6. 1982, Age 60

New life goal: Slay a song and dance a duet with one of our BFFs (looking good, Carol Channing) at age 60.

betty white 1986 a still from the golden girls age 64

7. 1986, Age 64

The Golden Girls will forever be our favorite girlfriend sitcom. (No offense to Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha.)

betty white 1995 gavin macleod betty white mary tyler moore and ed asner age 73
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8. 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?

betty white 2005 betty white bea arthur and rue mcclanahan promoting golden girls dvd season 3 age 83
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9. 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.

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10. 2009, Age 87

A big thank you to Tina Fey and 30 Rock for bringing White back to the small screen.

betty white 2015 accepting the people s choice award for fav tv icon age 93
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11. 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?

12. 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.

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13. 2018, Age 96

With 100+ acting credits under her belt, 96 looked pretty damn good.

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14. 2019, Age 97

White’s appearance at the Emmys proved she was still just as sassy as ever.

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