A video made by Betty White before her death that was supposed to be released on her 100th birthday has just been released by Kiersten Mikelas, Betty’s assistant. It was a message she used to thank her many fans for their love and support during her seven-decade career. Although she is best known for her roles in Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Golden Girls where she played ditzy women, White was actually extremely bright.\
The first memories I have of Betty were from the game show Password that was hosted by Allen Ludden, who was married to Betty. She was incredible and one particular memory was when she had to say a word and get her partner to guess the word for which he got the clue. Betty said trrrreeeeeeeeeeeeee. Her partner correctly guessed the word was “timber.”
I also remember her from Boston legal where she played a serial killing granny who was also arrested for knocking over a convenience store with a gun just so she could have some company. She was brilliant. She died just days before she reached the age of one hundred.
“When we recorded her special message to fans who attended the movie, we also recorded one that we had planned to put on social media on her birthday. She was using the occasion of her 100th birthday to celebrate YOU – her fans.”
“She knew how lucky she was; she felt the love, and she never took it for granted. I think it’s appropriate to post today as a thank from Betty and the animals.”
“As we continue to see [numbers] coming in from all over the world — it’s just absolutely amazing how much money all of you raised for the animals through #thebettywhitechallenge. She could never have imagined such an outpouring of love and would have be so grateful to everyone.”
Betty had an incredible career in Hollywood, starting back when she landed her first TV show “Life with Elizabeth,” IMDb noted. She’d been a part of Hollywood for more than seven decades and is probably best known for her roles on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” from 1973-1977 and as one of the ladies on NBC’s hit show “The Golden Girls” from 1985 to 1992.
The Hollywood legend suffered a stroke days before she would have celebrated the monumental birthday.