Today is Betty White’s 91st birthday!
Many people are celebrating the wild woman’s big day by nodding to her lasting personal and industry impact, including GLAAD who issued the following statement:
“Last year at the GLAAD Media Awards Betty White said to the LGBT community ‘You’ve been really dear friends and we appreciate you.’ From all of us at GLAAD, thank you for being such a longtime supporter of equality and making us laugh for 91 years. Happy birthday, we truly appreciate you.”
We here at Hollyscoop are celebrating the landmark date by rounding up some of the lesser-known facts about the Hollywood icon’s life and career. Enjoy!
1. Betty White is a Mega Babe: Back in the day, the actress posed nude for some pinup-style shots. And, in her heyday, White was right up there with Marilyn Monroe’s figure. Vintage photos are easily found on the Internet.
2. Career Started With Butter: White’s first gig in Tinseltown was starring in a commercial for Parkay Butter. It’s smooth and tastes good on anything… Just like Betty?
3. Never Took Acting Lessons: Au naturel, baby!
4. 120 Acting Credits: 100 TV credits, 20 roles in films, and more on the way. From “The Golden Girls” to her voice work in gigs like “King of the Hill,” the actress has built quite a resume for herself over the years.
5. Vegetarian: No meat in this granny’s mouth. Not that kind, anyway. Betty’s been a vegetarian for over 30 years now. But, with her bursting energy at such a ripe age, maybe she’s found the fountain of youth.
6. Plastic Surgery: Betty admitted to having plastic surgery done prior to appearing on “Golden Girls.” Ironically, the show was supposed to showcase women aging with grace naturally.
7. Three Husbands Deep: The actress has been married three times. The fallen soldiers include Allen Ludden (dead), Lane Allan (divorced), and Frederick R. Barker (divorced). Now she’s single and ready to mingle.
8. Last One Standing: She is the oldest member of the original “Golden Girls” cast, and the only one still alive.
9. Always Hot: Born in Chicago, Betty moved to Los Angeles at the age of two and went to Beverly Hills High School where she was voted best looking.
10. She’s Still Hot