Betty White was an actress, comedian, and animal rights campaigner in the United States. She rose to fame in the 1950s as the star of ‘The Mary Tyler More Show’ and ‘The Golden Girls.’ Betty White was born on January 17, 1922, in Oak Park, Illinois, to parents Horace and Tess White. She attended Beverly Hills High School in Los Angeles as a child.
Betty Marion White was born in Oak Park, Illinois on January 17th, 1922. Betty’s parents moved to California when she was just a year old. Her father struggled to make ends meet during the Great Depression in Los Angeles, selling crystal radios and bartering them for necessities.
Betty White developed a strong interest in the outdoors while in high school. She intended to be a park ranger at first, but she quickly abandoned her ambition because women were not allowed to hold that position at the time.
Instead, she became an ardent writer and eventually wrote a play for her high school theatre group in which she played the lead part. Her experiences motivated her to pursue a future career as an actor, and she was influenced by other well-known actresses of the time, such as Jeanette MacDonald.