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Hollywood icon, Betty White, dies at 99

Hollywood icon, Betty White, has died less than 3 weeks before her 100th birthday.

The legendary actress, who would have turned 100 on January 17, passed away at her home in Los Angeles on Friday, December 31.

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Young Betty White

The actress got her start in Hollywood in the 1945 short film Time to Kill and the 1949 TV series Hollywood on Television. In 1952, White landed her first major part in the series Life With Elizabeth, starring in the titular role for three years and appearing in over 40 episodes.

Over several decades, White continued to charm viewers in series The Mary Tyler Moore Show and later The Betty White Show. In 1985, White began her iconic role as Rose in The Golden Girls, which ran until 1992. She then continued portraying the beloved character for a year on the series The Golden Palace.

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(From left) Estelle Getty, Rue McClanahan, Beatrice Arthur, and Betty White in the TV series The Golden Girls.
PHOTO: Betty White and husband Allen Ludden attend the 18th Emmy Awards at the Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, May 22, 1966.
Betty White and late husband Allen Ludden (m.1963–1981)

They were together for 18 years before he died.

Editing by Omotola Oguneye