Here's a look at the life of Emmy-award winning actress Betty White.
Personal: Birth date: January 17, 1922
Birthplace: Oak Park, Illinois
Birth name: Betty Marion White
Father: Horace White, electrical engineer
Mother: Tess White
Marriages: Allen Ludden (June 14, 1963-June 9, 1981, his death); Lane Allen (1947-1949, divorced); Dick Barker (1945, divorced)
Children: Three stepchildren with Allen Ludden: David, Martha, and Sarah
Other Facts: Nominated for 20 Primetime Emmy awards and won five.
Nominated for one Grammy Award and won one .
Was offered the role of Blanche Devereaux on "The Golden Girls," but accepted the role of Rose Nyland instead.
Turned down a part in the 1997 film, "As Good as it Gets", because she objected to a scene where a dog is thrown down a laundry chute.
Timeline: 1940s - Has roles on several popular radio shows, including "Rin-Tin-Tin", "This is Your FBI", and "The Great Gildersleeve."
1949 - Lands her first role on television on "Hollywood on Television", a live, daily show.
1975 - Wins Emmy Award for Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for "The Mary Tyler Moore Show."
1976 - Wins Emmy Award for Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for "The Mary Tyler Moore Show."
1983 - Wins Daytime Emmy Award for Best Game Show Host for "Just Men!"
1985-1992 - Plays Rose Nyland on "The Golden Girls."
1986 - Wins Emmy for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series for "The Golden Girls."
1995 - Is inducted into the Television Hall of Fame.