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Valerie Bertinelli speaks on female empowerment in Fresno

Valerie Bertinelli speaks on female empowerment in Fresno

FRESNO, Calif., Sept. 17 (UPI) --Valerie Bertinelli urged women to be fearless and support one another at the 27th Central California Women's Conference on Tuesday.
Annie Martin
Betty White tops InterMedia's Entertainment Star Index

Betty White tops InterMedia's Entertainment Star Index

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., Sept. 3 (UPI) --Betty White has ranked No. 1 on the InterMedia Entertainment Star Index for the second quarter of 2014.
Karen Butler
Mary Tyler Moore is nearly blind, Betty White says

Mary Tyler Moore is nearly blind, Betty White says

LOS ANGELES, May 22 (UPI) --Mary Tyler Moore is reportedly going blind after a decades-long struggle with diabetes.
Kate Stanton
Survey: U.S. centenarians don't feel a day older than 83

Survey: U.S. centenarians don't feel a day older than 83

MINNETONKA, Minn., April 24 (UPI) -- Survey: the nearly 53,000 centenarians in the United States say they feel 83 and they want to have dinner with Barack Obama, Betty White or Hillary Clinton.
Alex Cukan
Betty White talks smack on WWE Raw

Betty White talks smack on WWE Raw

NEW YORK, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Betty White hosted WWE Raw on Monday night and talked some smack because no one messes with Betty White.
Aileen Graef
Ron Jeremy remakes Miley Cyrus' 'Wrecking Ball' video

Ron Jeremy remakes Miley Cyrus' 'Wrecking Ball' video

Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Ron Jeremy has a new racy video out.
Veronica Linares
Morgan Freeman to present Rita Moreno with career SAG Award

Morgan Freeman to present Rita Moreno with career SAG Award

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Morgan Freeman is to present the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award to Rita Moreno at Saturday's SAG Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 17, 2014.
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Betty White's 'Off Their Rockers' picked up by Lifetime

Betty White's 'Off Their Rockers' picked up by Lifetime

HOLLYWOOD, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- The Lifetime network has picked up the third season of U.S. actor Betty White's hidden-camera series, "Off Their Rockers," The Hollywood Reporter said.
Cher, Bryan Cranston lend voices to Autism Speaks campaign

Cher, Bryan Cranston lend voices to Autism Speaks campaign

NEW YORK, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Adam West, Bryan Cranston, Cher, Jim Parsons and Mark Hamill are lending their voices to the "Sound Off for Autism Speaks" fundraising campaign.
Betty White wax figure on loan from Madame Tussauds Hollywood to D.C.

Betty White wax figure on loan from Madame Tussauds Hollywood to D.C.

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Betty White's wax figure is being temporarily moved from Madame Tussauds Hollywood to the attraction's Washington, D.C., location.
NBC to air 'Funniest of the Funniest' special

NBC to air 'Funniest of the Funniest' special

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Aug. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. network NBC says it plans to air a special featuring laugh-out-loud scenes from the greatest television shows of all time next month.
Ed Asner and Betty White to reunite on 'Rockers'

Ed Asner and Betty White to reunite on 'Rockers'

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., June 19 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Ed Asner, Betty White's former "Mary Tyler Moore" co-star, will appear on an upcoming episode of "Betty White's Off Their Rockers," NBC said.
Sam Champion, Robin Meade to host Daytime Emmy Awards

Sam Champion, Robin Meade to host Daytime Emmy Awards

NEW YORK, June 5 (UPI) -- Sam Champion, A.J. Hammer and Robin Meade will serve as hosts of the Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards show in Los Angeles, HLN announced.
Steve Harvey, Betty White to be Daytime Emmy presenters

Steve Harvey, Betty White to be Daytime Emmy presenters

LOS ANGELES, May 29 (UPI) -- Steve Harvey, Betty White, Wayne Brady and Alex Trebek are to be presenters at next month's Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards show in Los Angeles, HLN said.
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Actress Betty White appears backstage with her Lifetime Achievement Award at the 16th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles on January 23, 2010. UPI/Jim Ruymen
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Betty White Ludden (born January 17, 1922), better known as Betty White, is an American actress, comedienne, singer, author, and former game show personality. With a career spanning seven decades since 1939, she is best known to modern audiences for her television roles as Sue Ann Nivens on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Rose Nylund on The Golden Girls. As of 2010, she is starring as Elka Ostrovsky in the TV Land sitcom Hot in Cleveland. She has also released several books over the span of her career. In August 2010, she entered a deal with G.P. Putnam Sons to produce two more books, the first of which was scheduled for release in 2011.

White has won seven Emmy Awards and received 20 Emmy nominations over the course of her career, including being the first woman ever to receive an Emmy for game show hosting (for the short-lived Just Men!). In May 2010, White became the oldest person to guest-host Saturday Night Live, for which she also received a Primetime Emmy Award. She made regular appearances on the game shows Password and Match Game and played recurring roles on Mama's Family, Boston Legal, and The Bold and the Beautiful.

Born Betty Marion White in Oak Park, Illinois, on January 17, 1922, she is the daughter of Tess Curtis (née Cachikis), a homemaker, and Horace Lawrence White, a traveling salesman and electrical engineer. Her mother was of Greek, English, and Welsh descent, and her father was of Danish and English ancestry. White's family moved to Los Angeles, California during the Great Depression. She attended Horace Mann School in Beverly Hills, California, and Beverly Hills High School. Hoping to become a writer, she wrote and played the lead in a graduation play at Horace Mann School and discovered her interest in performing .

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