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Betty White Dies

Post by koimaster » January 7th 2022, 10:42am

The Golden Girls and Mary Tyler Moore Show Star Was 99

Betty White, TV's perennial Golden Girl, has died. She was 99.

"Even though Betty was about to be 100, I thought she would live forever," her agent and close friend Jeff Witjas told PEOPLE in a statement on Friday. "I will miss her terribly and so will the animal world that she loved so much. I don't think Betty ever feared passing because she always wanted to be with her most beloved husband Allen Ludden. She believed she would be with him again."

Witjas adds, "Betty died peacefully in her sleep at her home early this morning."

White was gearing up to celebrate her 100th birthday on Jan. 17. Ahead of her centennial year, in a cover story, White opened up to PEOPLE about how she was feeling about turning 100 years old.

https://people.com/tv/betty-white-the-g ... ead-at-99/
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Post by bbattle » January 7th 2022, 12:14pm

While millions of fans mourn the beloved television star Betty White, who passed away on Friday at the age of 99, the US Army paid tribute to the comedian for one of her earliest and most significant roles — as a volunteer during World War II.

In a statement released on Friday, the military branch lamented the death of White and detailed her association with the armed services.

“We are saddened by the passing of Betty White,” the Army said in a statement on Twitter. “Not only was she an amazing actress, she also served during WWII as a member of the American Women’s Voluntary Services. A true legend on and off the screen.”

White found work modeling in the late 1930s, but put her larger aspirations on hold during World War II in order to work with the American Women’s Voluntary Services (AWVS) in 1941.

The AWVS sent female volunteers to take on roles including firefighting, ambulance and truck driving, and aerial photography.

During an interview with Cleveland magazine in 2010, White said that her assignment consisted of driving a PX truck of supplies to barracks in the Hollywood Hills — while attending dances for departing troops at night.

“It was a strange time and out of balance with everything,” White told the magazine, “which I’m sure the young people are going through now.”

https://usveteransmagazine.com/2022/01/ ... r-service/

Betty White was also a huge animal rights activist: https://www.the-sun.com/news/4376627/be ... rity-work/
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Re: Betty White Dies

Post by 3Flushes » January 7th 2022, 4:30pm

I read when she passed that she holds a Guinness world record for the longest career in television. A true show business pioneer, and American cultural presence who will be sorely missed.

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